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In the past few years, Chinese tourists seem to have become the bane of our existence. We make fun of them. We complain about them. We stay away from them. We even tend to be pre-emptively rude toward them. 

Chinese tourists have quite the reputation worldwide. It’s become so severe that Chinese government has issued a handbook explaining to its citizens how to be good tourists.

They are infamous for their loudness, impatience, eating habits, inappropriate public manners (spitting, nose picking, scratching of private parts, shoving, queue-cutting) and — for want of a better phrase — general rudeness. They travel in large groups and sometimes seem oblivious to others around them.

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