This post is a follow-up to the news story of the week. So to peak your interest, here are a couple of fast food advertisements I found here in Nanjing.
First I present to you a McDonald’s ad that I carefully sheltered from the debris of our meal. My poor wife was more than a bit embarrassed.
The father is thinking “You have one, I have one too!” McDonald’s has drawn a fair amount of criticism in the US for targeting children, but in China they have to target the adults. The restaurant was full of children snacking on a pile of hamburgers and fried chicken, but the parents weren’t eating anything. You might remember that I talked about this the other day when we were looking at some of the effects of the one child policy.
The second treat I have for you today continues our fast food theme.
My wife saw this in a foreign food shop and assumed it too was for McDonald’s. I mean check out those golden arches! Wait a second; this is just some lousy imitation of America’s proud tradition of fast food. This is a great example of why all expats here laugh when China claims to be protecting Intellectual Property Rights.