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  • http://english.dbw.cn銆€銆€ 2012-04-24 09:20:46
     

     

    銆€銆€West Lake Restaurant 

    Opening its doors in 2004, the West Lake Restaurant occupies 58,000 square meters. Its grandiose architecture imitates ancient Chinese imperial buildings, from the lakes to the walls. The restaurant has a capacity for 5,000 customers and has 1,000 employees, including 300 chefs distributed in five kitchens. The staff is managed as a mini troop, lining up every morning to sing songs and recite synchronized mottos together. Chen said this gigantic restaurant epitomizes modern Chinese society. 

    "There's a saying that 'people regard eating as the most important thing, close to heaven.' At a restaurant, we deal not only with dining, but with important matters like contract signing. What happens at a restaurant reflects society. Ideas about business, marriage, morality, education, and other important matters are all talked about here. By examining this restaurant and its patrons, you can even see the huge change in people's material wealth from the past to the present." 

    "The BBC thought [the concept of filming at the restaurant] was a good idea, so we worked on it," said Chen, who spent over 100 hours at the West Lake to film the documentary.

     

    Author锛? 銆€銆€銆€Source锛? Global Times 銆€銆€銆€ Editor锛? Yang Xiaoming
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