More Chinese tourists than ever traveled overseas this year. Unfortunately, some of them weren’t exactly on their best behavior. Check out the ten travelers that did the most to hurt China’s image abroad.
10) Chinese tourist kicks back, puts her bare feet up on international flight, disgusting fellow passengers
A Chinese passenger was spotted giving approximately zero fucks during an Air Asia flight from Bangkok to Xi’an, kicking her bare feet up and resting her toesies on a neighboring passenger’s armrest.
A flight attendant was overheard apologizing to disgusted passengers, explaining that there was nothing she could do because, “They are all Chinese.”
9) Chinese passengers break out into national anthem to protest delayed flight at Thai airport
A large group of Chinese tourists stirred up quite a scene at an airport in Bangkok in September when they decided to protest a delayed flight by bursting into a noisy rendition of China’s national anthem.
For their patriotic actions, these tourists later found themselves on China’s infamous travel blacklist.
8) Two arrested in Kunming for opening plane’s emergency exits before takeoff
Beginning late last year, a strange thing started to happen, Chinese tourists began trying to open emergency doors on airplanes. Going against all common sense, the trend continued into 2015 when two travelers in Kunming decided to open three of the plane’s emergency exits because it was getting a bit stuffy during their delay.
7) Three Chinese tourists thrown off flight at Cambodian airport following scuffle over legroom
In October, three Chinese passengers were kicked off a flight in Cambodia bound for Chengdu after a very heated argument broke out on board before take-off.
The ruckus arose after a man reportedly in his 60s was angered by the inconsiderate woman in front of him tipping her seat back too far. For their actions, these travelers also ended up on the state blacklist.
6) Chinese tourist unwittingly swipes life jacket as ‘souvenir’ from Cathay Pacific flight, fined HK$2,000
We all make mistakes, this month a Chinese woman mistook a life jacket for a souvenir. The woman simply believed that all Cathay Pacific passengers got a free safety device with their flight. For her confusion, she was found guilty by a Hong Kong court and fined HK$2,000.
5) Chinese mum offers to sleep with US customs official if he just turns a blind eye to $160,000 in undeclared luxury goods
Also earlier this month, a Chinese woman was accused of offering sex as a bribe to a U.S. customs official at JFK airport, after she was caught red handed with a considerable amount of undeclared luxury goods.
4) After being denied seat upgrade, Chinese man throws tantrum before takeoff on board Shanghai-New York flight
Seriously, December was a bad month for Chinese travelers. It also featured a video shot by a passenger aboard a United Airlines flight from Shanghai bound for New York that starred a Chinese man throwing an epic tantrum and eventually being literally dragged, kicking and screaming, from the airplane by police.
It turns out that the guy was even a professor at an American university.
3) Baby on board! Taiwanese woman gives birth on China Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles
When the Taiwanese woman’s water broke mid-flight and she started going into labor, she was advised by flight attendants to lie down and prepare for delivery. The woman, however, insisted she would deliver later, and kept asking, “Are we in US air space yet?”
It turns out they were close enough and the flight was diverted to Alaska, and the woman just might have to pick up the tab for that costly diversion.
2) Parents let child defecate in cabin of Guangzhou-bound plane because toilets were ‘too small’
Fellow passengers onboard a Shenzhen Airlines flight from Nanjing to Guangzhou got quite the unpleasant surprise when they wandered into to the back of the cabin and found two Chinese parents happily propping up their kid to take a poop right in the aisle.
This happened despite both bathrooms on the plane being vacant at the time. When asked why she didn’t get the child to use one of those instead, the mother answered, “Your bathrooms are too small, the three of us can’t get in. It’s so spacious out here!”
1) Chinese tourist spotted taking a dump outside Burberry store in the UK
Outside a Burberry shop on the outskirts of Oxford, a kid from China being cradled by his grandmother caused quite a stir after being photographed defecating on the street.
After one shopper snapped the photo and posted it on Twitter, Brits reacted with a mix of disgust and confusion — public toilets are only a few meters away and free of charge. Burberry is number 76 on the following map:
WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS…
Elephant eats the phone of a Chinese tourist, then later poops it out 😀
Posted by Shanghaiist on Saturday, August 1, 2015