10 Funny And Strange Tips From The Chinese Government

The Chinese government operates in a way that is sometimes quite unfathomable. A couple of years ago, the government released a 64-page fully illustrated manual that was meant to educate their people on how to travel. The manual was called “Guidelines for civilized travel abroad”. They did not want their good name to be disgraced when their countrymen visited other parts of the world, which is why this manual tried to instruct them in the most detailed manner possible. Most of the tips in this manual are quite funny and this list features 10 of the silliest tips given out by the Chinese government:

Stealing Life Vests

The government specifically asked their people to not steal life vests from airplanes and gift it to other people.

Bathroom Etiquette

Apart from asking the people to flush after using the bathroom, the Government asked them not to leave footprints in the bathroom and not linger in stalls once they finished using the bathroom.

Stuffing Yourself

You would think that there is no wrong way to eat bread, but the government had to mention in the handbook that it was wrong to eat a whole piece of bread in one mouthful.

Picture Bout

The government thought it necessary to inform people to not fight with other people when they want to take pictures. They also asked them to not force people to take pictures with them.

Audience Etiquette

The book mentioned that the people need to refrain from laughing, whistling or jeering at performers when they mess up on stage.

Preserving Marine Life

For some reason, the government of China thinks that their people have no common sense whatsoever. They asked their people to not steal any marine life when they go diving into the ocean.


Limp Handshakes

It is shocking to note that the book even mentioned that the people need to refrain from giving out limp handshakes.

Respect National Landmarks

The Chinese government expects their people to travel around with cans of paint apparently, which is why they asked them not to draw any graffiti on national landmarks.

Refined At The Buffet

Eating too much at the buffet is supposedly shameful which is why the manual mentioned that the Chinese people should not eat too much when they go to a buffet.

Drying Abroad

The people were asked to not dry their handkerchief or underwear on lampshades of hotel rooms.

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