911 Restaurant?!

A restaurant in Wuhan, China, has decided to call itself “911.” The local authorities — good for them — are not happy about this and have ordered the place to change its name, noting that this is not the name used on the application for a business license. The powers that be also state — and here’s the part that relates to the theme of Pinyin News —

Tóngshí, qǐyè míngchēng bùdé hányǒu Hànyǔ Pīnyīn Zìmǔ (wàiwén míngchēng zhōng shǐyòng de chúwài), shùzì.
(At the same time, business names must not contain Hanyu Pinyin letters [i.e. alphabetic writing] (foreign-language names excepted) or numbers.)
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But then the article says:

“027,” “778,” “2046,” “Sānwǔ chún,” děngděng, zhèxiē shùzì zhāopai shì-fǒu yě wéiguī? [Wuhan] Shì Gōngshāng Jú yǒuguān fùzérén biǎoshì, 《qǐyè míngchēng guǎnlǐ guīdìng》 zhōng suǒzhǐ de jìnzhǐ yòng shùzì shì Ālābó shùzì, dàxiě, xiéyīn bìngbù zài zhèige fànwéi nèi.
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This seems to contradict the earlier paragraph, so it’s difficult to know what’s going on.

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