Last month, Vietnamese authorities promised to expel unruly Chinese visitors after a video of a banana vendor being harassed by Chinese tourists went viral online. However, the owner of Ngoc Quy, a restaurant in Da Nang, apparently decided to take matters into his own hands, hanging up a sign declaring that his shop “Won’t sell goods to Chinese people.”
The owner justified his decision by arguing that Chinese tourists have not only caused a lot of problems for him, but have also irritated other customers dining at his restaurant. He emphasizes that he has always put the consumer first, but the disruptiveness and uncivilized behavior of Chinese people has simply gone too far.
He said that he has previously welcomed Chinese people and spoke English to them, but they consistently acted like they don’t understand and caused unnecessary trouble, Tencent reports.
Furthermore, they would often insist on paying him in RMB, which by the way is illegal. When they finally agree to pay in the right currency, the Chinese customers would then find some excuse to pay less. For example, just two weeks ago, he says that a group of tourists asserted that they didn’t order a particular dish on the bill and refused to pay for their meal. Other times, Chinese diners have pretended like the dishes they got weren’t the ones they ordered.
Local authorities have ordered the restaurant owner to take down the sign, in fear of it harming tourism in the area. Looks like Chinese people can still dine there, but no promises that the owner won’t spit in your food or write “fuck you” on your plate.
By Sarah Lin
[Images via Global Times]