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China Warns Tourists not To Go to Hong Kong, or face “Name calling…”

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 19, 2010


The ruling communist party is odd at times. This story is an example. They have set an advisory for Chinese tourists to Hong Kong, to be careful when they travel there, as one tour guide was seen berating the Chinese from the mainland. Is it just me, or is this bizarre?

chinadaily

“NTA issues advisory for tourists

China’s National Tourism Administration (NTA) issued an advisory Saturday regarding travel to Hong Kong after a group of mainland visitors was reportedly videotaped being verbally abused and harassed by their tour guide.

A spokesman said the NTA had contacted tourism authorities in the special administrative region for further information, while ordering a probe into the case by tourism regulatory departments and travel agencies in the mainland.

An undated video clip currently circulating online shows a Hong Kong tour guide allegedly upbraiding a group of mainland visitors and pressuring them to shop. The incident has triggered a tremendous backlash from the mainland public.

The spokesman said the NTA attached great concern to the protection of mainland tourists’ rights in Hong Kong, and was concerned about the measures taken by Hong Kong tourism authority regarding such incidents.”

One Response to “China Warns Tourists not To Go to Hong Kong, or face “Name calling…””

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