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Another Chinese-Iranian faux pas 15, September 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in China, China and the ME, Iran.
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Following not long after a Chinese company exported Jaffa Oranges (i.e. Israeli) to Iran leading to a predictable kerfuffle involving strenuous statements, angry rhetoric, various denouncings and a few sackings, now it transpires that some enterprising Chinese exporter has exported jeans to Iran with ‘بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم‘ (“In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful) on the back pocket. The quicker ones among you will realise that this means that wearing such jeans would involve sitting, so to speak, on Allah’s name. This has not gone down well. Cue strenuous statements, angry rhetoric, various denouncing, a few sackings…

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1. Iran: ‘Persian Gulf’ or we’ll impound your planes « The Gulf blog - 24, February 2010

[…] after the Chinese-Israeli orange importing incident last year, not to mention the Chinese jeans fiasco. If I were in an uncharitable mood, I’d say Iranian politicians were professional […]


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