18 Feb '12, 12am

Obama in hot water for stopping to buy dim sum at Chinese restaurant which served shark's fin

Obama in hot water for stopping to buy dim sum at Chinese restaurant which served shark's fin

It was the sort of visit made for cameras, but President Barack Obama's stop at a Chinese restaurant came under scrutiny on Friday after the menu showed that it served shark's fin. -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - It was the sort of visit made for cameras, but President Barack Obama's stop at a Chinese restaurant came under scrutiny on Friday after the menu showed that it served shark's fin. Mr Obama, in San Francisco for fund-raisers, on Thursday surprised and delighted lunch-time diners with a surprise stop at a restaurant in Chinatown. He posed for pictures and paid in cash for two bags of take-out food, which his spokesman said was dim sum. But a look at the menu of the restaurant, Great Eastern, showed that it offered soup from shark's fin, a Chinese delicacy that environmentalists say is pushing the ancient fish to the point of extinction. White House spokesman Ja...

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