The bible for etiquette to all Chinese tourists—Amidst China’s fast-forwarding aim for global economic empowerment, myriad changes have been seriously made by the government.
The country’s anew, starting with the making of The New Century Global Center in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China, the largest of its kind, to the emergence of the world’s largest high-speed railway train bridging Beijing and Guangzhou, and above all to its citizens.
Mainly, China’s National Tourism Administration recently published a 64-page guidebook on their website, “Guidebook for Civilized Tourism”, elaborating vital information on the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” when visiting to a foreign country.
Amongst the highly emphasized rules of public etiquette are; NO PUBLIC NOSE-PICKING, NO URINATING IN POOLS, NO STEALING OF AIRPLANE LIFE JACKETS, and many others.
This drive of the state’s National Tourism Administration is due to the many previous incidents of complaints worldwide pertaining to the uncouthness and savagery of the behavior of Chinese tourists abroad which created worldwide media criticism.
For this, such bad manners are to be explicitly avoided by the Chinese people in order to slowly regain a more positive image in other countries.
Thus, the aforementioned etiquette and social graces may only be a preliminary step and may take time to be fully implemented, it leaves a strong implication of China’s vivid motivation to soon prosper and rule.
This awareness is not only meant for China but also for others who indulge in such foul habits. IMAGE /farm3.staticflickr.com