Critiques of Chinese tourists’ boorish and ignorant behavior in foreign countries are all-too-familiar these days. Now an Internet debate over Wall Street’s Charging Bull sculpture gives Chinese netizens a chance to fight back. From Global Voices:
On 15th,Nov, Wang Fang (ÁéãËä≥) , an anchorwoman of Beijing TV, wrote on her blog about an image she chanced to see on Wall Street, NYC. Several Chinese tourists climbed up one after another the famous Bull sculpture there which has long been a landmark, riding on it in a perky manner, posing for pictures…
The Hong Kong-based paper Sun featured the incident with the topic “Mainland tourists ridiculed themselves by riding the bull, losing face on Wall Street” (È™ëÈìúÁâõÊãçÁÖßÊ≤¶Á¨ëÊüÑ ÂÜÖÂú∞Ê∏∏ÂÆ¢ÂçéÂ∞îË°óÂá∫‰∏ë)
However, on 20th, Nov, the situation changed dramatically when a post on the largest overseas Chinese net forum MITBBS caught public attention. Blogger Kyasky posted many more pictures showing foreigners riding on the bull as well, mocking public’s fuss at a common stuff.
(Images: Photo on the right by Wang Fang; photo on the left posted by blogger Kyasky)