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Brussels bans Hong Kong ad

Following complaints from customers, the City of Brussels has canceled advertisements on several streetcars commemorating the 25th anniversary of the transfer of Hong Kong. The two streetcars with the slogan “A New Era – Stability. Prosperity. Opportunity.” were supposed to have been running in the Belgian capital until August 29, according to the South China Morning Post. However, following complaints from passengers, the ads have now been withdrawn, said a spokeswoman for Brussels transport operator STIB. Complaints about the campaign have also surfaced on social media, the spokeswoman said.

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