Chinese Visa Plan Poses ‘Security Threat’

The United Kingdom’s Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is trying to ‘turbo-charge’ tourism to the UK by capitalizing on fervor surrounding the Olympics. According to The Guardian, despite the high demand for Chinese tourists, many...

Tourist Hurt in Beijing Attack

A French tourist was stabbed in the Dashilan shopping district in Beijing today, in the second knife attack in that neighborhood of the capital in two days. From Straits Times: The woman was slightly injured and was taken to a...

China:Tourists in Conflict With Macao Police – Bob Chen

From Global Voice: Mainland tourists broke into a conflict with riot police in Macao . (In a new statement, Macao denied they were riot police, but only special police training nearby ) It is reported that over 100 people of a mainland tourist group had controversy with the local tour guides on a tour spot […]

More Chinese Traveling Overseas – China Daily

From China Daily via Xinhua: China’s outbound tourism market is growing faster than expected. About 16 million Chinese traveled overseas in the first five months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 14 percent, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) said yesterday. The pace of growth is more than the CNTA’s forecast of 10 percent […]

Shanghai Travelers Trained to Improve Their Behaviors During Tours Overseas – Xinhua

From Xinhua: Travel agencies and the municipal tourism department in Shanghai launched a campaign to teach travelers how to behave when going abroad during Spring Festival, or Chinese lunar New Year. Brochures and lectures on manners and etiquette were given to travelers who were going to travel overseas. “Try to present the positive image of […]

Chinese government to go to work on improving tourist behavior – Shanghaiist

From Shanghaiist: A report on Yahoo! China got our attention because of it’s uh, attention-grabbing headline: ‰∏≠ÂõΩÊ∏∏ÂƢʵ∑§ñ‰∏çÊñáÊòéË°å‰∏∫ÈúáÂä®È´ò层 (“The uncivilized behavior of Chinese tourists abroad shocks the upper levels of government”). The central government’s “Civilization Bureau” recently ran an internet survey and just published the results (in Chinese) a little over a week ago. This includes […]

Chinese Not Allowed in Shops at Forbidden City? –

From via China Net: When a tourist from Beijing accompanied a Chinese friend to the Forbidden City, they were not allowed to enter two shops in the Forbidden City. The shops claimed they only welcomed foreign tourists, not Chinese ones. Given that all shops aim to promote themselves to bring in more customers, why […]

Virtual Forbidden City to Be Built – China News

From China News via China Net: “The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time”, a joint project of the Palace Museum and IBM, was launched on the June16th. The two sides will spend two years building an interactive real-time information and guiding platform for a global audience both on the spot and via the Internet. According […]

Marx’s House Is the Mecca of the Chinese Tourist Class – Richard Bernstein

From the New York Times (link): Karl Marx‘s birthplace is a stately three-story house that has been a fixture of this ancient town on the Mosel River since it was built in 1727. What is changing are the large groups that visit almost every day from China, one of the few countries in the world […]



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