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(Daily Mail)   If you want Chinese tourists to patronize your business, you better be prepared to offer them free gifts like underwear, ramen noodles, disposable slippers and 'fancy' condoms   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 33
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2014-08-11 10:31:33 AM  
Fancy condoms aren't enough. Ornate birth control pills and extravagant vasectomies are also necessary.
 
2014-08-11 10:33:10 AM  
To be fair, the disposable slippers are not so much a "free gift" so much as it's a necessary thing for Chinese culture.

It's considered extremely disrespectful/rude/unhygienic to wear outdoor shoes indoors, so slippers are kind of necessary. Even in Chinese homes, you'll find a shoe rack by the door and lots of extra slippers for guests.
 
2014-08-11 10:44:34 AM  
What are "non-fancy" condoms?  Sheep bladders and brown paper bags?
 
2014-08-11 10:56:05 AM  
I'm not sure how to feel about this. L.A. is trying to become a "Chinese Friendly City" which means hotels, restaurants, museums, etc now have to cater to the Chinese above and beyond other tourists. For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else. Chinese don't like American breakfasts so they want hotels to serve them Chinese breakfasts. My employer wants us to learn a few Chinese words for greeting and helping them. There was a conference here in L.A. that my boss had to go to that was all about this. The reasoning is bc the Chinese now have a lot of money to spend, and their tourism board in China only recommends and books them into places that are considered Chinese Friendly.
 
2014-08-11 10:58:15 AM  

raerae1980: Chinese don't like American breakfasts so they want hotels to serve them Chinese breakfasts.


To be fair, American breakfasts in hotels are kind of terrible.
 
2014-08-11 11:06:59 AM  
is fancy another way of saying small?
 
2014-08-11 11:46:46 AM  

raerae1980: I'm not sure how to feel about this. L.A. is trying to become a "Chinese Friendly City" which means hotels, restaurants, museums, etc now have to cater to the Chinese above and beyond other tourists. For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else. Chinese don't like American breakfasts so they want hotels to serve them Chinese breakfasts. My employer wants us to learn a few Chinese words for greeting and helping them. There was a conference here in L.A. that my boss had to go to that was all about this. The reasoning is bc the Chinese now have a lot of money to spend, and their tourism board in China only recommends and books them into places that are considered Chinese Friendly.



I'd consider selling LA to the Chinese.  But seriously, the worst part, for me, is Hollywood.  Their large movies are all shamelessly targeted to overseas markets now; a few years ago it was Europe and now it's China.  Screw those guys.  They're not even going to pay Hollywood to watch the movies, they're gonna watch the $1 knockoff.  So Hollywood has succeeded at pissing me off and not getting paid.  Farking idiots.
 
2014-08-11 01:56:17 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: is fancy another way of saying small?


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2014-08-11 04:13:39 PM  

EvilEgg: The Stealth Hippopotamus: is fancy another way of saying small?

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Ooooh, well, La-dee-DA, Mr Fancy ketchup! If it was really fancy, it would be catsup.
 
2014-08-11 04:43:41 PM  
That reminds me. My parents are selling their house in Virginia and they're hoping to sell it to some Chinese company men who bought out Smithfield Foods. Better tell them to throw in a few boxes of Durex and BVDs.
 
2014-08-11 04:45:36 PM  

raerae1980: I'm not sure how to feel about this. L.A. is trying to become a "Chinese Friendly City" which means hotels, restaurants, museums, etc now have to cater to the Chinese above and beyond other tourists. For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else. Chinese don't like American breakfasts so they want hotels to serve them Chinese breakfasts. My employer wants us to learn a few Chinese words for greeting and helping them. There was a conference here in L.A. that my boss had to go to that was all about this. The reasoning is bc the Chinese now have a lot of money to spend, and their tourism board in China only recommends and books them into places that are considered Chinese Friendly.


What does San Francisco think about this?
 
2014-08-11 04:53:31 PM  
Huh. No.
 
2014-08-11 04:55:07 PM  

rjakobi: raerae1980: I'm not sure how to feel about this. L.A. is trying to become a "Chinese Friendly City" which means hotels, restaurants, museums, etc now have to cater to the Chinese above and beyond other tourists. For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else. Chinese don't like American breakfasts so they want hotels to serve them Chinese breakfasts. My employer wants us to learn a few Chinese words for greeting and helping them. There was a conference here in L.A. that my boss had to go to that was all about this. The reasoning is bc the Chinese now have a lot of money to spend, and their tourism board in China only recommends and books them into places that are considered Chinese Friendly.

What does San Francisco think about this?


They don't care?

This is what good Chinese restaurants are for. SF has a ton.
 
2014-08-11 05:20:23 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: raerae1980: I'm not sure how to feel about this. L.A. is trying to become a "Chinese Friendly City" which means hotels, restaurants, museums, etc now have to cater to the Chinese above and beyond other tourists. For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else. Chinese don't like American breakfasts so they want hotels to serve them Chinese breakfasts. My employer wants us to learn a few Chinese words for greeting and helping them. There was a conference here in L.A. that my boss had to go to that was all about this. The reasoning is bc the Chinese now have a lot of money to spend, and their tourism board in China only recommends and books them into places that are considered Chinese Friendly.


I'd consider selling LA to the Chinese.  But seriously, the worst part, for me, is Hollywood.  Their large movies are all shamelessly targeted to overseas markets now; a few years ago it was Europe and now it's China.  Screw those guys.  They're not even going to pay Hollywood to watch the movies, they're gonna watch the $1 knockoff.  So Hollywood has succeeded at pissing me off and not getting paid.  Farking idiots.


Like changing the bad guys in the Red Dawn remake?
 
2014-08-11 05:42:34 PM  

raerae1980: For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else.


We call it the Death Floor.

www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com
 
2014-08-11 05:44:52 PM  
So, no carpets and always have a wetvac on hand?
 
2014-08-11 05:45:11 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: Like changing the bad guys in the Red Dawn remake?


I'm not sure why they felt the need to remake that.  It was like an awkward relic of the past that should have been left alone.
 
2014-08-11 06:03:51 PM  

Gergesa: raerae1980: For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else.

We call it the Death Floor.

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The number 4 is a homophone for "death" in Chinese and many other Asian languages, and is therefore considered unlucky.
Just as many American buildings will skip 13 in their floor numbering, so will they skip 4. It's just a matter of rearranging elevator buttons.
 
2014-08-11 06:21:52 PM  

Gergesa: DrunkWithImpotence: Like changing the bad guys in the Red Dawn remake?

I'm not sure why they felt the need to remake that.  It was like an awkward relic of the past that should have been left alone.


Oh it was a creature of its time for sure.  But even still, China is at least a "believable" threat, so they were the bad guys in the first draft.  But, since they needed Chinese money to make it, they had to change it so Best Korea was the bad guys.  That's right, North Korea invades and conquers the US.

Even North Korean propaganda movies are that insane.
 
2014-08-11 06:35:43 PM  
I WILL NOT be giving out free samples at my kennel.
 
2014-08-11 06:44:10 PM  

RexTalionis: To be fair, the disposable slippers are not so much a "free gift" so much as it's a necessary thing for Chinese culture.

It's considered extremely disrespectful/rude/unhygienic to wear outdoor shoes indoors, so slippers are kind of necessary. Even in Chinese homes, you'll find a shoe rack by the door and lots of extra slippers for guests.


How odd.  Yet shiatting in the gutters is totally fine.
 
2014-08-11 06:59:27 PM  

Gergesa: DrunkWithImpotence: Like changing the bad guys in the Red Dawn remake?

I'm not sure why they felt the need to remake that.  It was like an awkward relic of the past that should have been left alone.


You know what would have been awesome? A frame-by-frame, line-by-line remake... set in Iraq.
 
2014-08-11 07:08:57 PM  

AeAe: RexTalionis: To be fair, the disposable slippers are not so much a "free gift" so much as it's a necessary thing for Chinese culture.

It's considered extremely disrespectful/rude/unhygienic to wear outdoor shoes indoors, so slippers are kind of necessary. Even in Chinese homes, you'll find a shoe rack by the door and lots of extra slippers for guests.

How odd.  Yet shiatting in the gutters is totally fine.


Since you said that I will share these two stories from Chinasmack

http://www.chinasmack.com/2012/pictures/chinese-boy-defecates-in-gua ng zhou-subway-netizens-shocked.html

http://www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/chinese-parents-have-child-po op -on-airplane-seat-reactions.html
 
2014-08-11 07:19:57 PM  

RexTalionis: To be fair, the disposable slippers are not so much a "free gift" so much as it's a necessary thing for Chinese culture.

It's considered extremely disrespectful/rude/unhygienic to wear outdoor shoes indoors, so slippers are kind of necessary. Even in Chinese homes, you'll find a shoe rack by the door and lots of extra slippers for guests.


So, they're not into just walking around in socks I guess.
 
2014-08-11 08:36:48 PM  
There is nothing more obnoxious than Chinese tourists. fark them all.
 
2014-08-11 09:14:14 PM  

Nemo's Brother: There is nothing more obnoxious than Chinese tourists. fark them all.


Reportedly Brazilian tourists are the worst.
 
2014-08-11 10:43:55 PM  
Oh Hell Naw! We don't need any Chinese, the Texans are bad enough.
 
2014-08-11 11:23:17 PM  

Gergesa: AeAe: RexTalionis: To be fair, the disposable slippers are not so much a "free gift" so much as it's a necessary thing for Chinese culture.

It's considered extremely disrespectful/rude/unhygienic to wear outdoor shoes indoors, so slippers are kind of necessary. Even in Chinese homes, you'll find a shoe rack by the door and lots of extra slippers for guests.

How odd.  Yet shiatting in the gutters is totally fine.

Since you said that I will share these two stories from Chinasmack

http://www.chinasmack.com/2012/pictures/chinese-boy-defecates-in-gua ng zhou-subway-netizens-shocked.html

http://www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/chinese-parents-have-child-po op -on-airplane-seat-reactions.html


...hence the "don't wear shoes indoors that have trod in poop on the filthy streets" thing.
 
2014-08-12 12:03:16 AM  
don't forget free buckets of water to dump girl babies into
 
2014-08-12 02:27:20 AM  

raerae1980: The reasoning is bc the Chinese now have a lot of money to spend, and their tourism board in China only recommends and books them into places that are considered Chinese Friendly.


The reasoning is that some Chinese have a lot of money, and those that do travel.  The other reasoning is that, like most everyone else, American business is trying to accommodate the Chinese, because the Chinese, unlike most (most is a key word) everyone else, are particularly poor at accommodating others.  ("Blah blah stupid Americans boorish loud stupid stupid and stupid")  Most importantly, the Chinese are investing abroad, and everyone wants whatever source of investment it can get.  (To an extent.)  We'll see a peak, then in 10-12 years they'll be treated just like most everyone else, and anyone putting too many eggs in that basket will be wondering what happened.
 
2014-08-12 05:18:36 AM  

raerae1980: I'm not sure how to feel about this. L.A. is trying to become a "Chinese Friendly City" which means hotels, restaurants, museums, etc now have to cater to the Chinese above and beyond other tourists. For instance, Chinese will not stay in a hotel with a Fourth floor, it has to be called something else. Chinese don't like American breakfasts so they want hotels to serve them Chinese breakfasts. My employer wants us to learn a few Chinese words for greeting and helping them. There was a conference here in L.A. that my boss had to go to that was all about this. The reasoning is bc the Chinese now have a lot of money to spend, and their tourism board in China only recommends and books them into places that are considered Chinese Friendly.


Does anyone else remember 1985? Just replace the word "China" with "Japan" and there you go. There was even a Golden Girls episode where they were going to sell the house to a Japanese developer, it was such a pervasive idea. RaeRae's boss just got hoodwinked by trendcasting.
 
2014-08-12 01:21:27 PM  

Gergesa: Nemo's Brother: There is nothing more obnoxious than Chinese tourists. fark them all.

Reportedly Brazilian tourists are the worst.


There's a brazillion Chinese so it all evens out.
 
2014-08-12 04:39:14 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: Gergesa: DrunkWithImpotence: Like changing the bad guys in the Red Dawn remake?

I'm not sure why they felt the need to remake that.  It was like an awkward relic of the past that should have been left alone.

Oh it was a creature of its time for sure.  But even still, China is at least a "believable" threat, so they were the bad guys in the first draft.  But, since they needed Chinese money to make it, they had to change it so Best Korea was the bad guys.  That's right, North Korea invades and conquers the US.

Even North Korean propaganda movies are that insane.


I wonder if that movie won Best Koreas version of teh Oscar for best picture?
 
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