In the Western Shanghai suburbs of Hongqiao there is an awesome place called “Laowai Jie” , literally Foreigner Street. There are a bunch of bars and restaurants situated on a pedestrian street. It’s an awesome place to chill out on a weekend and a get a taste of home. Now this place used to be called Hongmei Pedestrian Street . Hongmei could be translated as rainbow plum ,however, the name has since been changed to Foreigner Street. While it is true that many foreigners do frequent the area (as do rich Chinese) , was the name change really necessary? Probably nothing bad is meant by the name, but it seems kind of offensive to me. I’m not complaining , but what do you guys think?