China issues new tourism law for tourist behaviour


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The government of China has issued a 64 – page handbook, the “Guidebook for Civilised Tourism”, to educate Chinese tourists about acceptable public behaviour when visiting a foreign country. The advisory was issued by the National Tourism Administration during the ongoing ‘Golden week’ of public holidays that started with the national day on October 1, 2013.

The code of conduct advises on observing public order and respect social morality in tourism activities with examples like not to drink soup straight from the bowl or make slurping sounds when eating noodles, occupying public toilets for long periods, and refrain from stealing life jackets from aircrafts.