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But they might not want to go back ...


I had first hand experience of just such a lassie, were I not married and she not living in my spare room, it would have been sexapalooza.


She definitely didn't want to go back to China.

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But they might not want to go back ...


I wonder how big an issue that is with today's groups - perhaps there are measures in place to ensure prompt return of all, even if it's only the occasional individual who tries to skip the Big Ben/Parliament visit, and instead registers an asylum claim. "We Know Where Your Family Lives" serves global people smugglers well enough, maybe PRC sticks with that. Or maybe just require that the other members of the tour group pay a fine if anyone fails to appear for the flight home - say, 200 yuan, that should do it, they're not going to let anyone out of their sight if it has a price tag attached...

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....and the stupid US politicians continue to ignore the Mexican, Chinese, whoever pop out kids in the USA solely for the child to have US citizenship...but if a US person has a child in China or Mexico (or even Japan or Thailand), there is no automatic citizenship! WTF, tit for tat. time to even the playing field!!!

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Drying underwear at a temple and defecating in public, kicking a bell at a sacred shrine and washing feet in a public restroom: that's a sample from a litany of complaints about the behavior of Chinese tourists in Thailand.


Public outrage forced the Thai government to issue thousands of Chinese-language etiquette manuals last month in an effort to ensure sightseers behave themselves.


Feathers were ruffled anew in March when a Thai model posted a video on Facebook accusing Chinese tourists of jumping the line at an airport, prompting heated debate from Thai and Chinese bloggers.


But with Thailand struggling to revive a stagnant economy after a military coup ended months of political unrest last year, tour operators in the 'Land of Smiles' say they have no choice but to grin and bear it.


Tourism accounts for nearly 10 percent of the country's economic output and Chinese holidaymakers are Thailand's largest group of overseas visitors.


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It is not just Chinese tourists that Thailand is wooing: China is a top trading partner. The government has sought to strengthen ties with Beijing since some Western countries downgraded diplomatic ties when the military seized power last year.


Raising revenue from tourism is a government priority to compensate for weak exports, said Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the country's deputy government spokesman.


Thailand, therefore, has to tolerate bad behavior for the sake of its vital tourist industry, he said.


"We have to endure because having tourists is better than having no tourists at all," Sansern told Reuters. "Our exports are dependent on the economic situations of other countries. So we are focusing on tourism. This is something we can control."


At the Erawan shrine in the heart of bustling downtown Bangkok, Kanlaya Yimpreeda, 29, a garland vendor, reels off a list of complaints about Chinese visitors.





"I recently saw a Chinese couple take their kids' underwear off so he could pee near the shrine,"


she said, a look of horror on her face. "Right there in the corner next to one of Bangkok's holiest places."


Tourism took a hammering during months of protests last year that saw parts of Bangkok shut down. Many countries issued warnings against non-essential travel to Thailand.


The Chinese market was one of the first to bounce back, said Srisuda Wanapinyosak, Executive Director of East Asia Region at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).


TAT has Chinese-language specialists manning its official account on Chinese microblogging site Weibo around the clock to communicate with Chinese travelers, Srisuda said.


Over 560,000 Chinese tourists visited Thailand in January, accounting for over a fifth of tourist arrivals, according to the tourism ministry. That was up nearly 60 percent on the year.



Korn Ornprasert, a veteran tour guide, said he preferred guiding visitors from elsewhere.


"They have no discipline. They throw cigarette butts and spit in public," said Korn. "I would rather give a tour to other nationalities than to mainland Chinese."


China's Mei Zhang, 39, who was on a five-day tour of Thailand, said she was unperturbed by the way her countrymen are perceived.


"We have a bad reputation abroad but people probably said the same thing about Japanese and, before them, Americans. When there are many tourists coming from one country it is easy to criticize," she said.


China is acutely aware of its tourists' image abroad and in January started work on a national database to help rein in some of its unruly sightseers and monitor the behavior of habitual offenders.


Sansern said both countries needed to be flexible.


"We as the housekeeper have to adapt and our house guests have to adapt."




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So we got Drummond running these exposes on ENORMOUS extortion and boiler room rackets -- and I'm sure that most of us have inadvertently interacted with these folks if nothing more than passing by on the street. Must be Chinese right...? Nope. All Falang.


Then sociopaths like the "Mad Yank" playing slice and dice with his dates. He's Chinese and the Yank moniker is just a nickname right???


Nope - he's an American.


Well shit these heinous Chinese are all over the news - they must've done something really fucking awful, yeah? Oh yeah - they most certainly did. They washed their feet in the sink. They went out of queue and rushed lines. They allowed their little kids to shit and piss in public.


Fucking hell - what horrible people. This is nothing less than the end of times.


Somebody ought to rename this forum the old lady boo hoo bitch about chinese board for drama queens.


My man Shakespeare summed it up so perfectly.... Much. Fucking. Ado. About........ nada.



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