01 October, 2020

Hong Kong Diary

We got to taste enough of rudeness from Hong Kong residents during our brief stay

Hong Kong Diary

Two shades of rude

The Chinese government has recently begun a campaign to edu­cate citizens on how to behave while travelling abroad. The campaign was launched after stories about “rude” Chinese tourists began to fly about everywhere. Among the reports doing the rounds on the internet: a group of Chinese tourists dipping their feet in the fountain at the Louvre; a Chinese teenager leaving graffiti on an ancient Egyptian temple; a Swiss Airlines Zurich-Beijing flight turning back after two Chinese passengers fight. “Rude” Chinese stories are also common in the local papers. The South China Morning Post says every “rude tourist” story it publishes makes it to the ‘Top 10’ most-read articles.

Hong Kongers disassociate themselves from the “rude” tag as much as everything else...



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