Chinese tourists were forced to ask for tips in Laos.

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 Chinese tourists were forced to ask for tips in Laos.


In April 21st, the official micro-blog of the foreign ministrys Consular Protection Center published a letter from the crowd to tell a Chinese tourist who was forced to tip by the law enforcement officers at the other port when he returned from Laos. The Ministry of consular affairs of the Ministry of foreign affairs replied that it had verified the relevant situation with Laos and indicated Chinas position and concerns to Laos. In recent years, Chinese citizens have been asked to tip by local law enforcement officers in some Asian and African countries when they enter or leave the country. Under the efforts of various departments, Vietnam, Kampuchea and other countries have announced surveillance calls at the port and added relevant Chinese hints. However, because of the different law enforcement environment and national governance level, it is still difficult for some foreign port law enforcement officers to ask for tip. The Department of consular affairs of the Ministry of foreign affairs suggests that in addition to efforts at the government level, boycott of tipping also requires the efforts of every Chinese citizen involved. The traveler wrote a letter to reflect the tip by the strong cable In March 7th, a Chinese tourist returned home from Laos and wrote a letter to the Ministry of foreign affairs about the tip that he asked for in the Laos frontier inspection. According to the letter, the tourist and 30 tourists from Shanghai, Suzhou and Changzhou were organized by a travel agency in Wuxi. From February 26th to March 5th, the eight day trip to Laos from the Laos flight to Laos from Changzhou airport was carried out. After finishing the customs clearance procedures, the staff held our passports in our hands, saying tip fifty, fifty in Chinese again and again. When we say that there are no small change around them, they say one hundred, one hundred. The letter said that many tourists were at a loss because they did not understand this situation beforehand. In desperation, the visitor and a nearby couple of Suzhou gave one hundred yuan each to get their passports. Later, the tourist learned that the tour guide had already unified the tip before entering the customs. In the future, the tourist will have this encounter. After returning home, the tourist wrote a letter to the Ministry of foreign affairs, hoping that the country should safeguard the rights and interests of Chinese citizens and make a diplomatic approach to the other countries through diplomatic channels. The Embassy in Laos has checked the situation The Ministry of consular affairs of the Ministry of foreign affairs wrote a reply in March 15th on the condition that tourists were forced to tip in letters. In the reply, the Consulate Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs will ask the Chinese Embassy in Laos to further verify the situation and continue to show the Chinese position and concern about the situation in Laos ports reflected in the tourist letter. The letter wrote that if visitors can further provide the details of the tip, such as the number of the officials, the counter number and the specific time of the incident, it will help the relevant departments to further do the work of Laos and safeguard the rights and interests of Chinese citizens. In addition, the reply is a reminder that in the future, it is hoped that visitors will be able to deal with the situation of tip by the law enforcement officers of foreign ports in the future, and will be able to cope with it calmly, not to compromise, and to contact the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in the local area when necessary, in order to maintain its own rights and the dignity of the Chinese citizens. Recently urging Indo to stop tips In recent years, Chinese citizens have been asked to tip by local law enforcement officers in some Asian and African countries when they enter or leave the country. In this regard, the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs is very clear that it is resolutely opposed to the wrongful act of asking Chinese citizens to ask Chinese citizens to ask tips to Chinese citizens. At the same time, the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs resolutely opposes the improper practice of a small number of Chinese citizens in exchange for the convenience of customs clearance through the payment of tips. The Ministry of foreign affairs and embassies and consulates in related countries have been continuously demonstrating the Chinese position to the countries concerned through diplomatic channels and urging them to attach importance to the issue of tip. In from April 16th to 20th, the deputy director of the Ministry of foreign affairs and Chen Xiongfeng, the director of the consular protection center, went to Indonesia to conduct consular consultations. The local immigration officials asked Chinese citizens to do many Indonesian work on the issue of tips to Chinese citizens, urging the Indo side to take effective measures to stop the tip phenomenon. At the same time, the Ministry of foreign affairs will also share with many departments to remind Chinese citizens that Chinese citizens are not allowed to facilitate the payment of tips when they enter and exit foreign ports, especially the leaders of the travel agencies, which may not mislead and induce tourists to plug tips to foreign law enforcement officers. Foreign embassies and consulates also visited the relevant ports at irregular intervals, and found that Chinese enterprises or travel agencies were involved in irregularities, and the times requested the competent authorities in the country to investigate and deal with them. The Ministry of foreign affairs appealed to tourists to boycott However, because of the different law enforcement environment and national governance level, it is still difficult for some foreign port law enforcement officers to ask for tip. In this regard, the Consulate Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs advocates that, in addition to the efforts of the Chinese government, the boycott of tips also requires the Chinese citizens of every matter to be resolute in the no attitude and the participation of their own body. In addition, the Consulate Department of the Ministry of foreign affairs appeals to Chinese tourists that if the local public officials ask for tips in foreign entry and exit, it should be refused on the premise of not affecting their own safety, and the necessary evidence is retained for subsequent rights to use; if a tour guide pays tips in the name of rapid customs clearance, it should be refused. Source: Beiqing Net - Beijing Youth Daily editor in charge: Guo Ping _B7442