‘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.