Guide for uncivilized Chinese tourists
Communist Party of China tourism chiefs have told people to go abroad they need to reduce the handshakes soft , public displays of nose-picking , dirty pool and discussion of pork, in a desperate attempt to improve the country's image abroad explain tracy Sun, a tourist guide. .
Severe edicts but ultimately unenforceable appeared in a 64-page guide to the civilized tourism, which was released Tuesday to coincide with the start of a week of holiday commemorating the communist takeover in 1949 .
Economic boom in China has led to an international scramble to attract an increasing number of cash - flush tourists . The World Tourism Organization said 83 million Chinese tourists spent nearly 63 billion pounds (105.6 billion Canadian dollars. ) Abroad in 2012.
Chinese behaviorBut the bad behavior of many travelers for the first time has created a problem of global image, the party leaders fear . In May , Beijing approved a law aimed at improving the " national image " of the country and Wang Yang, a top executive , warned that tourists vulgar and impetuous had " damaged the image of the Chinese people and caused a vicious impact " on the country's reputation .
The manual of the label - which is punctuated by animated and non-Chinese tourists naughty drawings apparently - is the most complete and surreal moment in a series of recent diktats to improve the "quality" of Beijing tourists exports to world.
The guidelinesThe guidelines are common sense - "Do not curse the people " - to the bizarre - " . Do not leave marks on the toilet seat "" [ When in ] Scotland , do not buy stones as souvenirs "or
On the menu for Chinese tourists , are local high armament taking their picture , urinate or spit in public pools, tissue drying on lampshades and using fingers to dig foreign body nose and mouth. Nasal hair should be properly dressed at all times , the National Tourism Administration , while cutlery, pillows and life jackets on board should not be treated as gifts to take home.
The book also offers specific advice for each country. In Spain , women should always wear earrings, while in Japan , they must avoid playing with their hair at all costs. Neither sex should click finger Germans ( "click finger for dogs " ), while in France , chrysanthemums and yellow flowers should never be given to those who invite you to their home .
It is unacceptable say this twitter account with the words " Ding Jinhao was here " written on a Chinese tourist. Advice is given on the visit of Islamic countries - " Do not talk about pork " Thailand - " Do not talk about the royal family. Do not run things with your toe " Algeria -" When you shake hands with others, it should be firm " , India -" Do not touch the head of other people, " and Iran - " You should not comment on the baby 's eyes . "
Hungarians, the guide points out, do not like you break their mirrors while the British find questions about their travel plans or stomach totally irrelevant .
In UK"When you greet others [ in the UK ] , do not say :" Where are you going ? " Or," Have you eaten ? " As you do at home, " the guide instructs . " It is considered rude. "
Even speaking their own language , Chinese tourists must be careful , the manual stresses . "More and more foreigners can speak Chinese . Do not comment , belittle or even curse people when strangers are present. "
The new guidelines emphasize a growing consensus in China that even if all the tourists may be sent to finishing school , something must be done to stem a recent series of scandals involving overseas Chinese .
In a highly publicized case of a Chinese teenager was criticized by his countrymen after being caught entering the words " Ding Jinhao was here " on a temple 3,500 years in Egypt.
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