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Jonathan Fairfield

Why the Chinese are infinitely more important than Western tourists to Thailand

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2 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Chinese tourists are the biggest spenders in the world. Last year, their tourism receipts totalled US$258 billion, almost twice that of runner-up USA.

 

There is an economic boom of Chinese travellers globally. Because Chinese goods generally cost 21% more than the global average in 2017, international mobility allows Chinese travellers to make their purchases abroad.

According to a study by Bain, the Chinese account for 32% of all spending on personal luxury goods. However, for many years, they have done most of their buying outside of China.

http://www.chatchat.com/the-rise-of-chinese-millennial-shoppers/

 

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Chinese buy overseas because they are leery of imitations or counterfeits in their home country. Overseas enforcement are more stringent than theirs. 

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3 hours ago, howbri said:

Chinese start their children on English lessons as early as 2 or 3. I taught in Shanghai for 4 years and everyone wanted to be my friend to improve their English.

Yet none of the chinese coming here seem to have more than a word or two of english. That should tell you a lot about them

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Don't have to worry about posh latrines...🤔

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21 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

Yea but how much of that went on fixing up sick Buffalo ..

Marginally, but they are contributing indirectly through all the pickpockets incidents they are exposed to … :whistling:

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3 hours ago, Jimdandy said:

You sound just like the Germans from the 'master race' era. Remember that! What have Asians 'brought to the global table'? Where was electricity developed? where was the internet developed? The same technology that allows you the platform to make such stupid uneducated statements as you did here? You sound like the educated fool that you are.

I think what bipolar is emphasizing is not racism per se. I think he is just saying that similar cultural differences makes the Thais felt more comfortable in their skins. None of that entitled white syndrome. For some whites, not all , I cannot stress enough. 

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By the way...relate on only one nationality is not a smart move...when somthing major will happen in china...and will happen...bye bye turism... over night

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45 minutes ago, Ctkong said:

So the Chinese are putting money into the coffers of the well connected Thai elites. I think the current policy is doing just that. Big corporations making money out of the Chinese. The ruling elites  couldn’t care less about the well being of the small people. They don’t even pay much taxes too. 

This is what the (Corrupt ?)  Political, and Business Elite are doing in just about EVERY COUNTRY !

 

It just seems like Human nature unfortunately, the excesses of Greed, the more you have the more you want !  Sad really, but it is not only Thailand, it is everywhere !  ...

 

...  I used to know an Irish Criminal, Thief, loser, in Amsterdam once ....  And he just used to say "Hey Mxxx, they are out there, the Muuugs !  ...  Thearrrr out there for the Taking, just Look" ....  He never took (Hard) drugs and hated Junkies, ....  but he just stole every ones passports, that he could, (Though he never got mine, as I kept it locked, well out of his way) ... or broke in to the youth hostel, with his Irish squat, friend, and broke open their lockers, ....  !!!  Right, ... Like a REALLY Moral man !!!  Har Har ... He is probably dead by now.   ... With his,  "Hey Mxxx, they are out there, the Muugs !  ...  Therrrr out there for the Taking, ... just Look" Honor !....  Trickie Teddy, ... Riigght !

 

...  A Bit of a bad Example, I guess, but similar thinking to the Pollies, and the corrupt Greedy Developers !  I think.  (Only they are smart enough to be winners ?  - Well, I always did actually think that he was just working under cover for the DEA or Mi5 ?  Har har ..., like no one that smart, ...could be such a BIG Looser, … I always though ?

 

Ye had a shield with the Union Jack on it, tattooed on his Leg, if that tells you Irish Experts anything ?    An Orange man I guess ? 

 

He could not return to the UK, or Ireland, and well the Dutch Police used to arrest him, pretty regularly, … but all they could do was give him a cup of Tea and the let him go, to go back down to the Salvation army Recreation center ….  And sleep. 

 

Some might say that I am off subject here, but well, it is just the same thinking as EVERY one who is profiting from the Chinese, including a BLOODY lot of Australians still in Australia !    So, maybe an extreme example, ..  But just a really good example of that, Live for today, Money talks, and bullshit walks …Corrupt Thinking.  That is pretty easy to see with the Chinese anywhere … but IS everywhere and with just about ALL of the people that are actually IN POWER !  (Unlike Tricky Teddy, who was not !  He was just ..  Irish I guess ?  Har Har … )

 

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3 hours ago, Tony125 said:

You realize that China has a surplus of men because of their  1 child per family policy so in time you will see Chinese men coming over and getting Thai brides. Why marry a fat older westerner when you can marry a well off young Chinese guy. As far as buying things  (even if they resell in China) take a look at Terminal 21 Pattaya and other large malls you will see many Chinese walking around with luggage (on wheels) buying stuff and putting in luggage bags. There are even signs in some malls saying luggage holding areas where they can store their full luggage (of stuff the just bought) and return to shop with new luggage they bought and filled up at mall. A lot of them speak English as well. I helped 2 (cute) Chinese girls find something at Terminal 21 Pattaya and they started talking to me in English asking did I know where such and such was.

Younger Chinese tourists are savvy . They are definitely not on zero dollar tours. 

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3 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

The reselling stuff btw is because many luxury brands refuse to set up shops in china. Due to fakes, local business restrictions etc.

Many Chinese buy hermes bags for example just to resell them in china.

They artificially limit the amount of products/country for price gauging reasons...


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Chinese mainly go to Hong Kong for branded stuff. HK Is more competitive with branded stuff and has the latest models. How I know? My wife and her friends make frequent shopping jaunts to HK just for that activity 

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The vast numbers of tourists in Thailand is another reason my days there are numbered.In the last 15 years the pollution and traffic levels combined with the sucidal drivers and contempt for health,safety and hygene plus the casual racism to stupid farangs has multipled alarmingly.Game over as the t-shirt say.

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5 hours ago, SymS said:

That looks like a PPP GPD chart instead of a nominal GDP chart. As of 2018 the US GPD is still fairly higher than the Chinese GDP.

The "expert" who has drawn that chart to 2040 has probably not looked at the awful demographics of China. Growth will slow dramatically.

Because competition is very keen in many industries in China, I can see the Chinese escaping the heated market to go overseas to various countries setting up businesses and compete with the locals.  I have seen this with my own eyes in the ASEAN countries. The average Chinese businessman is more shrewd than the locals. The Chinese can afford to hunker down and wear out the competition. Soon, China will emulate Switzerland or Germany in exporting their expertise to the rest of the world  be it technology or financials.

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1 minute ago, meshborg said:

The vast numbers of tourists in Thailand is another reason my days there are numbered.In the last 15 years the pollution and traffic levels combined with the sucidal drivers and contempt for health,safety and hygene plus the casual racism to stupid farangs has multipled alarmingly.Game over as the t-shirt say.

But in the last 15 years, thailand especially Bangkok has also come far in the amenities. Any savvy world traveller would find Bangkok more agreeable in food and accommodation if he can afford it. 

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22 hours ago, Bang Bang said:

The smart move is to accept that it will be China's world soon that the rest of us will be living in. And prepare accordingly.

 

A few phrases like

How are you? Yes, master. No, master. As you desire.

in Mandarin should be good.

 

But, seriously, I walk by King Power on Soi Rangam, which is Chinese tourists ground 0, every day and some of their women are majorly bangable. Prying them loose from their tour group is another matter but that's where language skills would help.

 

 

need we wonder what inspired your tvf alias?

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2 minutes ago, atyclb said:

 

 

need we wonder what inspired your tvf alias?

Actually, it was this song:

 

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3 hours ago, DrTuner said:

I'd prefer that, build them in Nakhon Nowhere and let the flies go to the turd, leave the habitable areas to others.

Well... another self entitled farang. Travel more in the world of Chinese to realize the Chinese tourists you saw in Thailand are the lower tiered social classs in China. The lower class of westerners do not travel much unlike the Chinese. They prefer their comfort zone in their home dwellings. 

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