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pnp Post time: 2018-2-9 13:02
"i believe the givernment are trying to get people to change, but what more can they do"
I believ ...
How do you suggest the government enforce the rules? They don't have enough police manpower for that chore. Cheng guan? They don't exactly have a stellar reputation themselves. It would seem to me that about the only way would be a massive education campaign. Unfortunately, for such a campaign to take root and hold, it would take about 3 generations of Chinese constantly reinforcing the education campaign through parents teaching their children, and disciplining them when they fail to abide by their parents' teachings, before proper manners become second-nature.
These things take time. There is no instant cure, but everyone, young and old, has to get with the program in order for it to work. It's also the little things. By this I mean changes to culture and language usage, such as, "Please pass the Soy Sauce (to me)", as opposed to the normal request/demand, "Give me the Soy Sauce", as well as other 'basic' table manners.
I think one thing that has not been ingrained into the travelling Chinese public, is that when they leave China and go to another country as tourists, they are unofficially acting as "ambassadors", or "representatives", of China, and should be on their best behaviour in order to present their home country in the best light. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
There is a long road ahead in this struggle to empower people with what would internationally be considered "good manners".