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China to punish noodle water-throwing tourists gone wild
By Coconuts Bangkok

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BANGKOK: -- Two tourists who lost their shit because they couldn’t sit together on a flight got off easy after forcing their plane to return to Don Mueang, but Chinese authorities say they’re in for a world of hurt.

China’s state tourism organization said Saturday the young couple, who assaulted an AirAsia flight attendant with scalding water, shouted bomb threats and threatened to commit suicide will be severely punished for damaging China’s image.

After the Nanjing-bound flight returned to Don Mueang on Thursday, the couple was forcibly removed from the plane but released without charge.

The incident, portions of which were captured on video, comes after a Chinese campaign to encourage upright behavior by its citizens abroad following worldwide attention on a series of embarrassing incidents.



Full story: http://bangkok.coconuts.co//2014/12/15/china-punish-noodle-water-throwing-tourists-gone-wild

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-- Coconuts Bangkok 2014-12-15
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Some Chinese people are so rude and have no manner. They think they own the world and show no respect for others.

That's true but when their behavior becomes threatening and causes the safety of the passengers and aircraft to be in danger like in this case, their behavior becomes criminal.

So this matter should not have been treated so lightly by the Thai authorities. The Thai Air Asia flight attendant should surely not have faced translation issues (being a Thai) when explaining what happened to her and all the other little incidents that led up to this on board? So why didn't the Thai authorities act?! Release without charge and simple blacklisting? That's not enough! You're supposed to charge them!

I mean, you have signs (at least at Suvarnabhumi) that suggest that merely not wanting to comply with the security check before immigration is punishable by up to 1 year in prison but shouting, screaming, throwing hot water on a flight attendant and then threatening to kill yourself/blow up the plane is considered less serious?!!!

What am I missing? How stupid were the Thai police in this case? Captain obvious answer: extremely stupid!

By all means.

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"Chinese campaign to encourage upright behavior by its citizens abroad following worldwide attention on a series of embarrassing incidents."

Teaching them how to use WCs, not defacing national sites, and driving according to each country's standards would be a good start.

http://qz.com/88334/china-is-starting-to-get-embarrassed-about-its-tourists-obnoxious-behavior-abroad/

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lost their ****

in a world of hurt

what kind of garbage is this rubbish

I think the comment "in a world of hurt" could be pretty accurate when they (rightly) face the wrath of their own government & judicial system.

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lost their ****

in a world of hurt

what kind of garbage is this rubbish

My take on this is that it was written by a fukwitt complete idiot who likes garbage rap songs and thinks writing like this is somehow trendy ultra-cool.

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Chinese who attacked plane crew 'barbarians': state media

Beijing, China | AFP |


BEIJING: -- Chinese state-run media branded four unruly air passengers "barbarians" Monday after they scalded an air hostess and threatened to blow up a plane, in the latest embarrassment by the country's travellers.


The national tourism watchdog vowed to "punish" the group after a low-cost flight from Thailand to the eastern city of Nanjing was forced to return to Bangkok when a female Chinese passenger threw hot water and noodles at a cabin attendant.


Online video images also showed another male passenger threatening to blow up the aircraft following the row with crew, reportedly because they could not be seated together.


The China Daily, which is published by the government, lambasted the group in an editorial and said the incident would "tarnish" the image of the Chinese people.


"They believed that behaving like barbarians would get them what they wanted, forgetting that civility demands that a fellow human being be treated as an equal," it said.


"The incident should serve as a lesson not just for the four culprits, but also for all Chinese to behave properly to get respect."


Thai AirAsia Flight FD9101 departed Bangkok's northern airport Don Mueang for Nanjing at 5:55 pm (1055 GMT) on Thursday with 174 passengers and six crew on board, but was forced to turn back after the rowdy behaviour.


China's National Tourism Administration said over the weekend that the passengers -- who were reportedly given token fines by Thai authorities -- will be "severely punished" for their actions and put on a database of unruly tourists.


"The administration's move should be encouraged," Su Haopeng, vice dean of the Law School at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing told the Global Times.


"As it is the first time they have clearly stipulated that public behaviour should be not only punished by law, but also regulated by a record system."


The passengers paid 50,000 Thai baht ($1,525) in compensation to the air hostess, the paper said citing Thai reports, while the female passenger who threw the hot water was fined an additional 200 baht.


- 'Ugly' tourists -


It is the latest serious incident to involve Chinese travellers abroad, whose numbers have soared in recent years on the back of the country's economic rise.


A plane carrying 200 people from Zurich to Beijing was forced to turn back after a violent fight between two Chinese passengers in 2012.


Last year the parents of a 15-year-old Chinese boy were forced to apologise after their son defaced an ancient Egyptian sandstone relic lined with hieroglyphics on the banks of the Nile.


President Xi Jinping has previously attempted to encourage Chinese tourists to be better behaved overseas, using a trip to the Maldives in September to urge them not to damage the coral reefs or litter the area with plastic water bottles.


As well as the editorial, the China Daily carried a separate bylined commentary saying that it was "not the first time that a handful of 'ugly' tourists have given Chinese travellers a bad name".


It called on tourism authorities to take "strict measures" aimed at "properly handling" the increasing number of Chinese travellers.


Chinese tourists made 98 million overseas trips in 2013 and that figure is expected to surpass 116 million this year, it said.


"Chinese tourists should remember that their unruly behaviour would only soil their country's image," it added.


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Let's hope the Chinese hand out the kind of punishment that seems to have been too much trouble for Thailand.

It's the easy way out to allow the police to levy a fine without the need for a charge and an appearance in court so the system is faulty at the very first level.

Oh dear, these idiots could well regret their outburst.

It used to be what passed for the Chinese Criminal Code, little more than a pamphlet, held that almost everything was an offence against the state.

i have no idea how it is now but they do take their international ' face ' seriously.

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Some Chinese people are so rude and have no manner. They think they own the world and show no respect for others.

Go and live in HK for awhile and you will experience how the mainlanders hate whitey's and every other race is regarded as inferior

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My guess is 'Thailand' didn't press charges against those ... because it considers the whole thing to be totally 'a matter of internal affairs', for the P.R. China. A bit like the CIA 'prisons' on Thai soil are considered by the present leadership to be a matter of internal affairs, for the U.S. of A. ... We should hear loud outcries from the Thai ultra-nationalist movements because of such obvious infringements on the Thai sovereignty, but it remains eery quiet on that side, maybe because they sense they should not for such principle 'futilities' perturbate the present evolution of their country towards a totalitarian regime they long hoped for?

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Some Chinese people are so rude and have no manner. They think they own the world and show no respect for others.

"After the Nanjing-bound flight returned to Don Mueang on Thursday, the couple was forcibly removed from the plane but released without charge."

Mind boggling! If this happened in Tokyo, London, Paris, New York or Buenos Ares these two mind-numbingly arrogant twits would be in jail.

Sounds to me like they were connected......no names mentioned here either.

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Making Bomb Threats and Released without charge!!!<deleted>!!! What if it was a different Nationality?

I'm confused. So the tourists forced the plane to come back to Thailand and then were released and deported the next day without charge? What is wrong with the Thai authorities? Don't they realise a crime has been committed? I applaud the Chinese authorities for vowing to punish these offenders, but why does China need to do Thailand's dirty work?

As far as Thailand is concerned, they committed a crime in Thailand because 1) the incident occurred on a Thai registered aircraft; 2) it occurred over Thai airspace and 3) the aircraft subsequently returned to Don Muang as a result.

So what does one actually have to do, in order for an incident like this to be considered a crime in Thailand?

Not have any money to pay the police...

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Read the full story -- the rest is that Chinese authorities are going to punish the travel agent for not instilling good manners in their clients (sic).

Traveler speaking to agent:"We want go to Thailand"

Agent: "No, first you take Thai culture course!!"

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