Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wooing, and Also Resenting, Chinese Tourists September 18, 2013 at 04:27AM

This article explains why I gotta run away from the Chinese tour groups at all times. "Ms. Hung, the blogger, blames the Communist Party’s tumultuous rule for China’s uncivilized behavior abroad. “There’s an entire generation who learned you don’t pay attention to grooming or manners because that’s considered bourgeois,” she said. While Chinese are more open to Western ideas now, that has not necessarily sunk in when actually interacting with the outside world. “They think, ‘The hell with etiquette. As long as I have money, foreigners will bow to my cash.’ ”

via Facebook Mainland Chinese have become the world’s biggest tourism spenders, but their numbers have also placed them among the most resented tourists.

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