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(South China Morning Post) Chinese tourists in United States told to beware of shootings, expensive medical care
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“Social security in the States is not satisfactory. Shootings, robbery, theft happen frequently,” the statement said.


“Be aware of suspicious people around you and avoid going out alone at night.”


The notice also reminded would-be tourists that the local “911” emergency service lines provide a Chinese-language service.


The embassy notice also advised tourists to avoid confrontation with law enforcement officials at border control points.


“A US visa does not guarantee you have the right to enter the country,” it said. “Law enforcers at the customs [desks] have the ultimate power to decide.”


It went on to say that “arguing with law enforcers won’t help” people trying to enter the country, and “will only make things worse”.

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Tourists were also reminded that non-US citizens do not have the right to legal representation in disputes at border inspections unless they are the subject of a criminal investigation or placed in custody.

Law enforcement officials also do not need a warrant to search foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States. This means they can search people’s luggage, electronic devices and even vehicles at border checkpoints.

The notice from the embassy came as a reminder to Chinese tourists amid growing concerns of increased checks on visitors, including customs officials poring over people’s phones.

A US customs agency spokesman said last year that border officials inspected 4,444 cellphones and 320 other electronic devices in 2015, which amounts to about one check for every 830 of the 383 million people who visited the US that year. In 2016, officials checked 23,000 electronic devices.

The Chinese embassy statement also reminded tourists that medical treatment can be expensive in the US, and that anyone planning a trip should ensure they have a suitable health insurance policy.

The notice said also that under no circumstances would an embassy official ask for information about a visitor’s bank accounts, or ask them over the phone to transfer money to another account.

The reminder comes amid a wave of telecom frauds targeting Chinese citizens around the world, the embassy said.

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Post time 2018-7-3 20:51:44 |Display all floors
Stay away from the USA please.
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There are more privately owned guns in the USA than there are people.
Add the fact that there are 10s of millions of Trump supporters there and it equals a very unsafe place to be.
The Gun Violence Archive has recorded a total of 28,420 gun violence incidents so far this year, leading to 7,074 deaths and 13,438 injuries in the USA.
There are many better places in the world for Chinese tourists to visit.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2018-7-3 23:30:35 |Display all floors
Honduras, yep, go visit that lovely little C.Americian country.













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don't go there either......







Honduras, home to about 8.25 million people, has by far the highest homicide rate of all countries in the world. Its unparalleled average rate of 90.4 murders per 100,000 people means that in this country, almost every 1,000th person is killed.Feb 19, 2018.



Best to visit as much of China as possible.
A great deal to see in a country that size.
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robert237 Post time: 2018-7-3 22:18
There are more privately owned guns in the USA than there are people.
Add the fact that there are 10 ...

Alternatives for Chinese tourists to visit instead of the USA: Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru in S America, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Iran, Ukraine in the Near East/Europe region, and the Philippines, N Korea, Maldives, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan  in Asia...

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Chinese people love Donald Trump. They will always visit the USA as long as he is the president there.

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