Organisation - March 3, 2014

Petition for carboot Chinese takeaway


‘We want the Chinese van back,’ says student Mengfan Li in the petition she launched online yesterday. Already, 153 students and staff have signed, in an effort to bring the carboot Chinese takeaway back to campus.

The Chinese student of Plant Sciences sets out in seven points why Eastern Express should be allowed back on campus. Users’ interests should come first, any nuisance caused by smells or litter can be prevented, and as for food safety, that is the responsibility of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. This is the petition’s response to the university’s main arguments for banning the Chinese van from campus.

A heated discussion about the petition has flared up on Facebook. Many of those taking part feel the university is acting within its rights.

Re:actions 3

  • Amelia

    A big part of the problem is that WUR does not have a catering service that full fill the needs of students and staff. The better the catering inside WUR, the less people will need to find alternatives places to buy their lunch. So, just improve the services and stop waisting the time banishing catering services.

  • Simona Pedde

    Please, just let people choose what to eat. Some people like Forum food and others like Eastern Express.

    @ Veenstra: Eastern Express provides also with Chinese dishes for Chinese. The Forum caterar is a much more of a "Dutchified Indonesian" catering rather than Chinese.

  • Daniel Huang

    The real interest behind those dazzling excuses is quite simple and stink. The campus is the property of the university, so the university has the absolute privilege to ban whatever against its interest on the campus, no matter it might seriously hamper the basic rights of the individual student to choose his/her daily food.
    If the cage meticulously made by the law will not be used to regulate the privileged class, but be misused as the sounding pretence for them to officially get their interest from the proletariat individuals, it will be the most shameful issue of our democratic society.

    • not important

      well no body doubts about the pricilege of WUR to ban Chinese van.
      yes, WUR can ban whatever against its interests on the campus. but they really HAVE TO ban them all?

    • Xu Zhao

      Totally agree, I am just wondering why the wageningen University wasted their energy on these boring bans. As I see it, there are a lot of things need to be improved in our campus. For example, there are always lack of computers in Leeuwenborch. Please focus on those meaningful things, do some good things to students!

    • noname

      Hey, Huang, i saw that poll "Should Eastern Express be allowed to resume its catering services at WUR?", you gave a YES.

      hypocritical, but i see, you are a member of student union or something like that,so, hmmmm...."decent"