Hardcore means “stubbornly resistant to change” so we guess this means there could be hardcore politicians, hardcore religious leaders and even hardcore bakers out there. We are particularly concerned about the latter and what could be happening in the fortune cookie business since we discovered this sign in China. We breathed a sigh of relief when we figured “hardcore scenery area” means a place of nature conservation. So please no lighting barbeques and if you light the other fire be careful of the flowers.