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A Chinese newspaper gives its readers some tips on how to behave overseas

A friend in Beijing sent along this article from Global Times, an English-language publication related to the People’s Daily, advising Chinese tourists against certain behaviors overseas. Among them: Don’t write graffiti on ancient monuments. Don’t take the towels from hotels. Don’t take all the food on the cruise ship buffet, just because you can. Meantime, ...

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A friend in Beijing sent along this article from Global Times, an English-language publication related to the People's Daily, advising Chinese tourists against certain behaviors overseas. Among them:

Don't write graffiti on ancient monuments. Don't take the towels from hotels. Don't take all the food on the cruise ship buffet, just because you can.

Meantime, the South China Morning Post reports that the most popular articles it runs consistently are those about rude Chinese tourists. "You cannot reason with these kinds of people," said Jenny Wang, a Beijing-based travel agent. "They think they can do anything with their money."

A friend in Beijing sent along this article from Global Times, an English-language publication related to the People’s Daily, advising Chinese tourists against certain behaviors overseas. Among them:

  • Don’t write graffiti on ancient monuments.
  • Don’t take the towels from hotels.
  • Don’t take all the food on the cruise ship buffet, just because you can.

Meantime, the South China Morning Post reports that the most popular articles it runs consistently are those about rude Chinese tourists. "You cannot reason with these kinds of people," said Jenny Wang, a Beijing-based travel agent. "They think they can do anything with their money."

More here, if you read Chinese. And here, if you don’t.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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