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Swiss rail firm launches separate trains for Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are being given separate train services to travel to the top of a picturesque Swiss mountain after they were accused of poor behaviour.

Locals and other visitors to Mount Rigi have complained to the railway operator, accusing Asian tourists of crowding train corridors to snap photos and even spitting inside the carriages.

Tensions between tourists from Asia and visitors from Switzerland have worsened as the mountain, near Lucerne, has become a massive draw for Chinese holidaymakers, a newspaper claimed.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Frequently, common behaviours in one culture are viewed as extremely ignorant by another. The Chinese bear the distinction, however, of having a very large number of common behaviours which are anathema to most other cultures. The Chinese are apparently unaffected by “crowding” and being jostled by strangers in public places. This is unacceptable behaviour in the West. The Chinese do not respect the line-up concept, but crowd the service desk shouting to be served immediately (like many Caribbean cultures, I might add). Chinese people are not charitable to one another or to anybody else – socially, financially or in any other way. This colours much of the Chinese behavioural landscape. Ergo, expressions of gratitude are rarely encountered in situations where same are standard in western cultures. This can be discombobulating for westerners unfamiliar with Chinse culture, which is invariably depicted through rose-coloured glasses in TourismBrochureLand.

    Things I have observed in my time and travels.

    • Dana Garcia

      Chinese — obnoxious habits include spitting, general loudness, shuffling.

      The shuffling thing is an odd irritant, because there’s no harm beyond the offenders wearing their own shoes out faster. But mom told me to pick up my feet when I walked, so I remain irked when I see/hear a shuffler.

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        Miss the behavior of society no matter who they are any race or color , hey are doing something they are not supposed to do it in public .

      • ismiselemeas

        Try driving around Toronto for a living where every intersection has an elderly Chinese person shuffling across it at 0.1kph, it’s worse than congestion.

    • lolwut?

      Seeing all that is part of my daily routine living in Vancouver.

      Don’t need to spend a dime on plane fare and hotels, they come to me.

      You haven’t lived until you’ve sat next to a chinese dude slurping pizza, never knew it was even possible.

    • Been there, seen that. Correct observation.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    I think that behavior is becoming popular , it is happening over here as well not only Chinese people , I saw that with my eyes I went to downtown on the bus that day , white people putting their duty feet on the empty seats.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Every population group has its share of trailer trash. Consider those thousands of Hispanic mothers from third-world hellholes in Central and South America who let their unruly children run amok on our public transportation or other public spaces because they are too engaged in chattering with a girlfriend/sister/guardian angel/whatever. No wonder their kids become whores and drug dealers by the time they’re in their teens.

      • BillyHW

        In Columbia, they let their children fuck donkeys. True story.

        • Maurixio Garciasanchez

          In Edmonton few years ago forced his own children to have sex with their own mother , that’s perfect idea for you l imagine.

          • mauser 98

            no, not Edmonton.. Hawaii, Kenya

        • lolwut?

          Yes it is, Seen video proof of it.

          Cannot be unseen.

    • BillyHW

      At least the Chinese don’t rape as much as those Mexicans do.

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        I visited over there before , I never saw that .

      • lolwut?

        Could be the size thing, maybe they didn’t notice it happening.

    • lolwut?

      Not popular, just more Mainland Chinese are becoming wealthy enough to travel.

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        That’s becoming like a virus all over the world , the good values are gone , so many people are acting or expressing themselves with an attitude of 10,000 years ago .

  • Clink9

    They haven’t fully evolved yet. The little ones need time.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Of course in Switzerland you can be arrested for littering or crossing a street during a parade and you have to tell the police every time you move. Also Swiss are famous for narc’ing on their neighbors for just about everything.

    • Justin St.Denis

      The Swiss are legendarily tight-assed, it is true. It’s an unfortunate Swiss characteristic.

      • Editor

        Still haven’t seen any news articles about the Chinese complaining about unruly Swiss tourists though. Some might call that tight-assedness manners.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    So many strange behavior of society now , the most recent happened
    here in Toronto , one white couple having sex inside TTC subway in front of children , my opinion on the whole issue is all types of acts that are happening are from the stone age .

    • Justin St.Denis

      Rather like how Mestizos fuck donkey and share the donkey with their kids thereafter. Fuck it, ride it and when it gets too old, eat it. Yup, them Hispanics really know all about LIFESTYLE, Skippy. But here, fucking your donkey is a crime.

      TRY to REMEMBER that, Maurixio. Share the info with your hubby Manuel Sanchez.

  • Mount Rigi is really worth a visit. The view from the top, all around, is simply fantastic.

    • John

      The Alps are among the three most beautiful places on earth.

      • There are many many beautiful places on earth.

  • cmh

    wish they would do this on all public transport worldwide