Chinese Tourists ‘Behaving Badly’ – The Origin and Presence of a Negative Discourse

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Abstract

Chinese scholars have shown how a negative discourse have emerged surrounding Chinese tourists (Hua 2014; Jinliang & Hong 2013; Wenwu 2014). The presence of such a discourse and its damaging nature is further illustrated by the Chinese government’s reaction to it. Chinese Prime Minister Wang Yang and President Xi Jinping have addressed the behavior publicly, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has published a series of guidelines on appropriate behavior and the Chinese government has passed legislation that makes it possible to blacklist tourists who exhibit particularly bad behavior. The negative discourse and the Chinese government’s reaction to it are the focus of this paper. Three main research questions was addressed: Where does the negative discourse around Chinese tourists’ behavior originate? How is it present in Chinese and English language media respectively? What is the effect of the Chinese government’s reaction to it?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date16 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2016
Event2nd Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference and 15th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism - Hotel ICON, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 16 May 201618 May 2016
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Conference2nd Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference and 15th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism
LocationHotel ICON
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period16/05/201618/05/2016
OtherFollowing the success of The Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference held in 2014, The 2nd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference will be hosted and organized by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 16-18 May 2016 in Hong Kong. It will be held concurrently with the 15th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism (APF). This two-in-one conference will serve as an important networking platform for education, students and industry practitioners to exchange insights related to innovations, trends, opportunities and challenges of global tourism and hospitality.
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