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Chinese Tourists Trapped in the Philippines, Netizen Reactions

Scene after "Haiyan" struck.

Scene after "Haiyan" struck.

From Sina:

400 Zhejiang Tourists Trapped in the Philippines, 14 Kicked Out of Hotel For Not Having Enough Money

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November 10, a netizen from Hangzhou asked for help on Weibo. His group of 14 people from Hangzhou who had joined a tour group to the Philippines were trapped on Boracay Island because of typhoon “Haiyan”. Because they didn’t have enough cash, they were driven out of their hotel.

As it is understood, there about currently about 400 tourists from Zhejiang who are trapped in the Philippines because of “Haiyan”, and most of them are on Boracay Island.

Li Weigang, section chief of Zhejiang Province Tourism Safety Management told reporters of this article: ”Presently, there are some Zhejiang tourists trapped on Boracay Island. They are all very safe, and no one is hurt.” Reported by Zhu Hongxin, Jin Hongbin, and Lin Bibo.

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According to this netizen, their accommodations were only arranged till [November] 7th that day. After [November] 8, the [tour group] leader and the local travel agency negotiated for lodgings, but because the cash they were carrying wasn’t enough to pay for the room charge and they couldn’t use their credit cards because of the local power failure, all 14 of them were kicked out of the hotel. Currently, they have put together enough money to stay at a local hostel.

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Comments from Sina:

手机用户 [广东深圳]:

Good that they were kicked out, those lackeys with short-term memory. Instead of going to visit the great landscapes and scenery of our motherland, they went to the Philippines to be treated as dogs. Now that you have no value, of course they’re going to shoo you away like a dog.

亩产十万斤 [安徽蚌埠]:

These Chinese traitors deserve to die in a foreign land. They deserve it! Each one that dies is one less [we have to put up with]. And you even fucking travel to the Philippines, travel to Japan, go traveling, go spending money, all Chinese traitors.

手机用户 [广东湛江]:

Scum, and yet they think themselves VIPs in the Philippines. It’d be best if they don’t return. Let “Haiyan” take them.

新哥6868 [北京]:

The Hong Kong hostage incident is still unresolved, and yet you people still went there. Did you want to become new hostages?

cjhhingis [湖南株洲]:

Why still go to a country like the Philippines? You did it to yourselves!

亩产十万斤 [安徽蚌埠]:

One more of these traitors to China dies, one less of them there are!

手机用户 [广东广州]:

Those who spend money in an enemy country are all traitors to China! They deserve it!

相约在春天2008 [河北邯郸]:

Exactly, there are so many good places you could’ve visited, why did you have to go on a tour to the Philippines? That country is so dangerous, you’d be lucky just being able to return alive. Speechless.

天宫一号1980 [广西南宁]:

They deserve it. A bunch of SB.

塞外囚徒 [黑龙江双鸭山]:

Are you nao can?! The hostility and persecution the Philippines have towards Chinese people aren’t just some public opinion or notion, they are things backed up with real behavior/action. You couldn’t even tell a difference like this? In fact, the dangers of going to the Philippines is the about the same as going to Afghanistan or Syria. There is an inherent difference between it and America and even Japan, a sort of extreme violence and wickedness.

Comments from Sohu:

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不在拥有51359415:

Those who go sightseeing in the Philippines are all idiots, bastards, and traitors to China so there’s no need to pity them. Just because they have some money, they shamelessly think they’re somebody. They deserve it. How come they weren’t bitten to death by Philippine dogs?

初见53939361:

They deserve it. It’d be even better if they were driven into the sea by the hotel. A bunch of assholes with no national integrity who only care about their own enjoyment! The relationship between the Philippines and China is so tense, and they still give their money to them. They might as well jump into the sea and drown themselves!

langyazuiweng [搜狐安徽省网友]: (responding to above)

Besides money, they have nothing else. Poor things.

搜狐网友 [搜狐河北省沧州市网友]:

Serves them right for going to the Philippines for tourism.

搜狐网友 [搜狐浙江省温州市网友]:

There is a group of Chinese people who lack the slightest moral backbone, courage, and self-respect. These Chinese people are opportunists, who only have themselves in their hearts. We want to defeat Japan, cower the little Philippines, retake southern Tibet and the islands in South China Sea. If we want to stand tall in the world, there is so much that must change, and not just cracking down on corrupt officials, but also improving the characters of many of our nationals, especially their national consciousness, especially their patriotism, especially their crisis awareness, and especially their political awareness. In other words, if you can afford a car, you must refuse to buy a Japanese one. If you can afford to travel overseas, you should try to avoid going to Japan, or the Philippines. At any time, the rise and fall of the country is the responsibility of every man! No matter how unhappy you were and how many complaints you have about today’s China, you must know that only harmony can bring prosperity! I believe that some ugly phenomenons will be less and less in China!

我爱我家 [搜狐河北省张家口市网友]: (responding to above)

Good, well said. I support your point of view. It’s praise-worthy. Support.

搜狐网友 [搜狐广东省珠海市网友]:

Our country quarrels with the Philippines everyday, but the people of our country continuously go there to play all the time, so when something happens, of course it won’t care about. You deserve it!

搜狐网友 [搜狐河北省承德市网友]:

As Chinese, you should examine yourselves. The Philippines treat Chinese people so shamelessly, and yet you still go travel there with a thick skin, increasing their income. Now you’ve encountered a typhoon, have no money, and have been thrown out by them. It’s difficult to get things done without money, right? And you have to pay more than you should… Sigh, wouldn’t it better to spend such money on your own life? If you have more than you can spend, provide financial aid to some impoverished children, wouldn’t that be better… Sigh, Chinese people…

搜狐网友 [搜狐河南省郑州市网友]:

Compatriots without backbones. The Philippines quarrel so fiercely with us, yet you still go to the Philippines for tourism. Being kicked out of the hotel is deserved.

手机搜狐网友 [手机搜狐网友]:

Not bad, merely thrown out of the hotel. They should’ve slaughtered you people, because you people don’t have the spirit/backbone of Chinese people. You are pigs when you’re in China, and stray dogs in the Philippines.

Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.

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