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Post time 2013-7-31 14:03:01 |Display all floors
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An Asian woman dips her feet in the Louvre fountain in Paris. Photo: Screenshot via Weibo
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Nobody has as more distaste for “rude” Chinese tourists than their own compatriots - judging by the fervour with which some Chinese media "expose" such “uncivilised” acts at every opportunity. But in the latest example, people wonder if the media have gone too far.

Chinese tourists - loved and hated by many - were again ridiculed and criticised after some were recently pictured getting a foot spa, first at West Lake in China’s historic Hangzhou city, and then at a fountain outside the Louvre museum in Paris.

The photos were reported by Chinese media, including the nationalist People’s Daily website. But given the ongoing debate about whether the image of Chinese tourists has been deteriorating overseas, it’s no surprise the Louvre story was treated much more seriously.

Among the more sensational headlines was “Foreigners dumbfounded as Chinese turn Louvre fountain into feet-washing basin” and “Chinese feet-washing army takes over Louvre”.

The exaggerated reports were soon challenged by more than a few, who argued that the Asian-looking woman in the photo might not even be Chinese. Others pointed out that people of all races have been photographed putting their bare feet into the same fountain. It’s really not just the Chinese.
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A Chinese blogger posted photos of tourists from other countries putting their feet in water of the Louvre fountain.
Given the summer heat wave that has sent temperatures soaring throughout Central Europe, why not give our tourists a break, pleaded others.

If it’s of any comfort, officials in Hangzhou said the lake’s water quality will not be affected by the foot-dippers.


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Post time 2013-7-31 14:12:21 |Display all floors
Chinese ar loudy herever you go. World already knows that, and everybody is praying that the Asian sitting next to him in the plane shows to be Japanese or Korean.

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xoce Post time: 2013-7-31 14:12
Chinese ar loudy and litter wherever you go. World already knows that, and everybody is praying that ...

Racist! That's what you are!

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Post time 2013-7-31 14:29:32 |Display all floors
xoce Post time: 2013-7-31 14:12
Chinese ar loudy and litter wherever you go. World already knows that, and everybody is praying that ...

Intresting

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Post time 2013-7-31 16:43:35 |Display all floors
xoce Post time: 2013-7-31 14:12
Chinese ar loudy and litter wherever you go. World already knows that, and everybody is praying that ...

Same KKK pest mentality as those who put up racist sign such as 'Dogs and Chinese not allowed',
'two wongs don't make a white', 'Chinese exclusion act', etc, etc.

Please don't shoot, I'm just a babe.

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Same KKK pest mentality as those who put up racist sign such as 'Dogs and Chinese not allowed',
't ...

I travelled China all around, so it is an experience, also seen Chinese abroad. I would not say it cannot get better, people of ROC or HK behave in international standards.

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Post time 2013-7-31 17:56:24 |Display all floors
longzhou Post time: 2013-7-31 14:27
Racist! That's what you are!

Interesting, towards which race? Is being Chinese a race?

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