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Blockbuster movie scares Chinese tourists away from Thailand

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But most of those involved are tricked into it with fake offers of lucrative work -- not dragged off the streets while on holiday -- and so far, no such scam compounds have been found in Thailand.

Sounds similar to the many recent "yami baito" stories in the Japanese media.

And the reason is the hyper-capitalist, late stage capitalist hustle culture of race to the bottom labor employment where most regular jobs do not pay living wages for long hours and many young people are looking to make a killing to get a leg up early in life.

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"There's not much willingness to go abroad,"

Long may it continue.

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It is really take place, people are being lured to countries that have land border with Thai, countries like Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Lured to decent job only find themselves being captivated and sold multiple times.

All of which has nothing to do with the normal tourists.

Going to Thailand is a damn sight safer than going to China.

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What a load of Tosh!

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Fewer rude and noisy Chinese tourists? It’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it?

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Chinese people listen to their government

Because if they don't...

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Good.....I mean, sorry Thailand

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Fewer rude and noisy Chinese tourists? It’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it?

That's incorrect, those tourist they bring money and they do group tours which bring money to many parts of the world that also why JGovt asking Chinese govt to relax covid restriction for China tourist, so those tourist come to Japan. Compared that to other tourist from other world.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6110563/Return-begpackers-Western-tourist-begs-money-Thai-people-travel.html

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The problem is, the movie exposes a point that Thailand doesn't like said out loud - foreigners don't have much of the protection of the law in Thailand. If you have a legal issue in Thailand while you are there, good luck, the police don't view you as worth their time unless you get murdered.

Be on your best behavior if you're in Thailand.

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But since the start of 2023, only 2.3 million Chinese tourists have come, and last week the Thai government announced temporary visa-free travel for Chinese travellers in a bid to restart the flow.

Maybe this is because things in China now are not as rosy as before the pandemic. The Chinese just do not have the money. Every countries have seen less Chinese tourist then before.

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@sakurasuki

Just where do you get this nonsense from?

Thailand were used by transit area by mastermind, we also never know whether tourist guide is proper tourist guide. They can easily lured tourist for few extra buck they can be in other countries, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar only to find themselves being kidnapped.

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Excellent! Chinese tourists are abhorrent most places, in Thailand they were the worst. Anything that keeps them away from wonderful Thailand is very welcome.

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@Harry_Gatto

check again those links.

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If that scares them away from Thailand, movies like Brokedown Palace, Hangover 2, No Escape and The Influencer will be their knock out punch lol

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Blockbuster movie scares Chinese tourists away from Thailand

Was this supposed to be a negative thing or some type of connotation that I fully didn't understand? Sometimes its best to understand when to not always look a gifted horse in the mouth.

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sakurasukiToday  07:42 am JST

@Harry_Gatto

check again those links.

I did and replied pointing out that those links have nothing to do with the topic of this story, Chinese tourists, but the moderator removed my comment for some reason only known to him/herself as they didn't offer the courtesy of an explanatory email.

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Sounds funny because China is much more dangerous place to visit and especially to live.

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Sounds funny because China is much more dangerous place to visit and especially to live.

I don't actually think that's true. I've spent a fair amount of time in both countries, and I would say that Thailand may seem friendlier, but is more dangerous under the surface, where as China is just a bit in your face, but not as dangerous. Day-to-day society is actually fairly safe in China.

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Sounds funny because China is much more dangerous place to visit and especially to live.

I follow many westerner youtubers living in China and they are so happy living there, never want to get back to their countries..

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TokyoLivingToday 05:17 am JST

Sounds funny because China is much more dangerous place to visit and especially to live.

I follow many westerner youtubers living in China and they are so happy living there, never want to get back to their countries..

Well yeah, they are the ones doing Chinese propaganda. They won't be disappeared unless they somehow displease their masters.

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