Sunday, November 21, 2021

"'Syrian Style' Cafes That Look Like They Have Been Bombed" are popular in China

I had hoped these tweets were wrong or misleading:

But I guess not:
Chinese influencers and diners are flocking to trendy restaurants and cafes decorated in “Syrian style” so they could photograph themselves posing in front of gaping holes and run-down walls that look like they have been bombed in a war. 
The term is also used to describe shabby-looking things in general. “I smashed my mobile phone again today and stamped on it,” one Weibo user wrote in October. “Now my phone is of Syrian style.”