Fred Minkleman, president of the Wuxi China Expatdom Chamber of Commerce and co-owner of Gambay’s Pub in the 1912 Bar District of Wuxi, China, announced that a special Dragon V.I.P. Card will be issued to all Wuxi Expats born in the year of the Dragon.
"The Wuxi Expatdom Dragon V.I.P. Card will entitle the bearer to 75 percent discounts on all services and products they purchase at any business in the Wuxi China Expatdom for the entire Chinese Year of the Dragon." said Minkleman to a small group, of ten thousand reporters, at a press conference held in the Buffet Room of the Gambay’s wedding chapel. "A passport and another document proving your date of birth must be provided before we issue the card!"
"As a special bonus to the first one hundred Wuxi Expat Dragons, who pick up their V.I.P. cards," added Minkleman, "three get-out-of-jail cards will be issued courtesy of Officer McNulty of the Wuxi China Expatdom Police Squad. These cards will allow Wuxi Expats to get off scot-free if they assault other Expats from France or Russia, or use excessive force in correcting the bad grammar of Wuxi Expat English Teachers!"
Reaction from Wuxi Expats was mixed. English Teacher Andis Kaulins said that he may take advantage of the card and go to a Pub for the first time in years. Duston Short, a Wuxi Expat born in the year of the pig, said it was discrimination against him and other pigs. Other Wuxi Expats, who wanted their names published in the WCE Blog, said that they feared the prospect of seeing the English Teacher Andis Kaulins in the pub.