effects of colonization

effects of colonization

Muji says sorry after calling parts of Shanghai the ‘French Concession’
Japanese retailer Muji has apologized in China after using the term “French Concession” to refer to a historic neighborhood in Shanghai in a marketing campaign. The term, which is still commonly used in the megacity, angered some Chinese internet users who found it insulting because it invoked an era in which China had to grant a number of concessions to countries such as France, Britain, the US and Japan. The former French Concession was an area run by French diplomats from 1849 to the 1940s, where extraterritoriality prevailed. Despite decades of redevelopment, the tree-lined area retains a distinctive European character and is still considered one of Shanghai’s top residential and retail