|Vice Premier Wang Yang wants Chinese tourists to behave|
Finally! A senior Chinese official has said it -- mainland Chinese have "uncivilized behaviour" when they travel abroad.Vice Premier Wang Yang has said these people are harming the country's image, and blamed it on their poor "quality and breeding", he told People's Daily.
Did the mother notice anything? The couple who was sprayed on tried to show their wet trousers, and that an apology was in order, but she was too busy going through her purse to notice while her son placed his hands all over the handrail and then started sucking his thumb...
It's when push comes to shove do they let out their frustrations and with good reason.
So far the immediate reaction to Wang's observation is mixed, including some mainland Chinese who don't care to listen to a senior official criticize their behaviour.
We shall see if the rest of the government officials agree with him and what will be done about it.
"Improving the civilized quality of the citizens and building a good image of Chinese tourists are the obligations of governments at all levels and relevant agencies and companies," Wang said, a former party chief of Guangdong province.
He believes authorities should "guide tourists to conscientiously abide by public order and social ethics, respect local religious beliefs and customs, mind their speech and behaviour... and protect the environment."