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Q: Will Chinese become the world's new 'worst tourists'?

With the flock of nouveaux riches gushing out of China, do you relish the prospect of sightseeing with a truckload of loud Chinese tourists (thereby reliving your times in China), or, worse, seeing your own country run over?

 

It's funny, a while ago I was returning home. We landed and started queuing for immigration, at which point three guys out of a batch of Chinese tourists begin cutting. One of the Americans right before me taps them on the shoulder and points to the back of the line. Was hilarious.

6 years 34 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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That is awesome. 

 

Look at it this way, if travel abroad becomes a standard thing for Chinese, they may, as a nation, become more familiar with the concept of a queue. This mind blowing, earth shattering, insanely weird concept of standing in line may actually become something commonly seen here in China! On second thoughts.... naaaah, that's unlikely.

 

I have no problems with Chinese being tourists in my country. We've had Japanese and Korean tour busses clogging all the famous tourist sites for decades now, it's good for the economy!

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The only thing making it a little difficult at present is obtaining a visa as far as Australia goes, but it is still far and away the biggest growth area in tourism. The problem is that to get a visa most people need to be part of a group and these groups are controlled by Chinese who siphon off large commissions from bogus shady traders who they invariably direct their groups to for shopping. If one had the wherewithal to start up a tourist business that showed  Chinese the real Australia and let them buy the souvenirs and presents, that they are so keen to purchase, at a fair price there would be a huge demand for that service I believe.   

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Already showing signs of negativity....so I say No!

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I won't put up with it. Now that I speak some Chinese I will have no problem telling them in their own language when they cross the line. 

 

I predict many beatings in the future. First one to cut in line at a McDonalds where some hungry construction workers are waiting is gonna die. 

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They have been for years!

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Odd enough, in the last two to three weeks, there has been multiple Chinese rich young snots shot in California at USC and UCLA. I wonder why? Hmmm

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Just got back from doing a sightseeing tour of Turpan (awesome place, btw), the Tuscany of Xinjiang. Hired a local guide for the day who said something rather interesting. He told me that the Chinese prefer 'new and fake' attractions, while the Europeans favour 'old and real'. A good example: beside the 800+ year old Buddha caves of Bezeklik there is a brand new visitor centre where contemporary fakes can be seen. Seemingly the Chinese tourists hardly ever visit the caves themselves.

 

If this is generally true then it should mean that the queues don't get any longer for the places I want to see. 

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Okay, I can't add a comment.

 

If you're going to Turpan, every hotel has maps of where to go. In the city itself is a 300 year old Minaret made of mud, it's really spectacular. On the other side of town (short taxi ride) is the ancient ruined city of Jiaohe, which is quite possibly one of the best places I've ever been. Imagine Luke Skywalker's home after an Empire attack. The place is huge and UNESCO protected.

 

Outside of the city are two collections of ancient Buddha caves, Bezeklik being the more intact in terms of frescos. The other one (Tuyugou) sits atop a traditional Uyghur mud village. Both well worth a visit.

 

Add onto this, Flaming Mountain, Turpan museum (for the mummies), grape valley an trying the local cuisine you're looking at two hectic days minimum. A taxi for the day should cost no more than 250RMB, plus lunch for the driver if you're feeling generous.

 

Jiahao is worth a whole day by itself.

 

Hope that helps, Woody.

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My sister works at Toronto airport, she thinks I'm crazy for coming here. She hates Chinese with a passion. She sees them as rude, they make her sick burping and farting at will and picking their orifices. She told me when a plane unloads you can smell the Chinese. She told me this long before I ever came here. She still feels the same way.

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I just flew back to the US a couple days ago.  I got to see some sweet justice while waiting in the customs exit queue at LAX.  There were multiple lines in parallel feeding to the inspectors, and they would call you up from your line (any inspector could call you from any line).  Anyways, the inspector looks to me and says come on.  Before I can even take the first step, some Chinese dude from 2 lines over just sprints up to the guy.  WTF?  Obviously the customs guy wasn't even looking in his direction....but this guy's gonna go ahead and try his luck.  Custom's guy wasn't having any of that.  Got real nasty with him and told him to get his ass back in line.

 

Wow, I love being home 

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https://www.scmp.com/video/china/2168162/chinese-tourist-claimed-he-was-beaten-not-giving-tips

 

Chinese can shake you down and copy and steal, but don't you dare do it to us. It's just not fair.

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They have been for years

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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2167723/brawl-breaks-out-after-chinese-tourists-throw-melon-seed-shells

 

BREAKING NEWS  village citizens beat the hell out of city tourists screwing up their lake by throwing melon seeds into the lake.

 

Chinese people making other Chinese people behave. Must be fake news.

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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2165811/chinese-speaking-tourists-attack-swan-swiss-lake-over-missed

 

You are going to do a selfie with me or else I will break your neck and make you a nice soup for my dinner.enlightened

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