Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

RESPONSE TO TERROR | FOREIGN DEVELOPMENTS

Noodle Shop Named for Bin Laden Closed

November 04, 2001|Associated Press

BEIJING — Authorities in China's Muslim northwest have closed a restaurant named for Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden's Beef Noodles closed just days after opening this week in the city of Lanzhou, a local official said Saturday.

The city acted after residents complained about the name, said the state newspaper Workers' Daily. It said officials cited the restaurant's "unhealthy understanding of business culture."

The official of the Lanzhou commercial office, reached by telephone, couldn't confirm the reason for the closure. He gave his name only as Mr. Feng.

China is home to about 25 million Muslims, mostly in the northwest. The Communist government has endorsed the campaign to capture Bin Laden.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|