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BANGKOK 17 July 2019 21:36
Jonathan Fairfield

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

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3 hours ago, Ctkong said:

While westerners tend to just coop up in one place relaxing by the beach or pool ,taking leisure massages, hours of dining for the duration of their stay, the Chinese will just try to squeeze all sightseeing and shopping into as little time as possible. 

A nightmare holiday. I'd rather chop off my hand with a dull butter knife than be stressed out going from one fleecing point to another non-stop.

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2 hours ago, KKr said:

that are part of the Thai economy, buy raw materials, have employees, pay taxes, just like any other business in Thailand

They avoid taxes, sell goods imported illegally and move their money illegally .

What thailand gains from these businesses is a lot less than it should be .

Ratchada has several support centres purely for the chinese coaches turn up at after hustling them around esplanade and the railway market like a gabble of geese.

Many of the dedicated chinese tour support businesses etc don't even see baht from the chinese tourists as it all paid in cny as package deal back at the origin . You only got look at the black market import wholesale in Sua Bah to see how expert the chinese are at running illegal business in thailand .

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

 

I don't know why but I have heard that equal souls play best together.................

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On 4/24/2019 at 5:48 PM, asanee said:

No-they SELL onward @ home-with oft

Not necessarily at least from what I’ve noticed living in China 10 years prior. They like to give gifts to show the traveled a broad. Visa to Thailand very easy for Chinese. Visa to US very difficult. 

 

3 times Chinese customer of mine paid for business class flights lodging, meals..everything to accompany him to US for business meetings. We would spend 3 days visiting potential customers and vendors then 4 days at outlets.... I drove and it was boring. He’d take back for customers and family gifts. 

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On 4/24/2019 at 5:30 PM, Bang Bang said:

I believe it's nearly there. The place where I work used to bring in a French language tutor (don't ask why) twice weekly but now she's been replaced by a Chinese woman.

A questionable example IMO. Business language is and will be English and it will never be Chinese anywhere in the world. Which might explain why millions of Chinese are currently studying English, usually online. 

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15 hours ago, Spidey said:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-CNY-and-CNH-currencies

 

China’s national currency can be confusing. It is officially called the renminbi, or RMB (which is pinyin of the Chinese 人民币–“the people’s money”). The currency’s unit of account is called the Chinese yuan. And to complicate the matters even more, there are two kinds of Chinese yuan: offshore (CNH) and onshore (CNY).

You'll never see CNH, it's the currency calculation that isn't pinned to the dollar and it's only used by the shadow banks and the overnight currency dealers. At best it's a guess.

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10 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

Smuggle mostly.

Another reason they often buy luxury watches and co is to get money out of china.

Credit card transactions aren't limited yet, so you can buy a 100k usd item, return it to the dealer and ask for cash back or just resell it with a loss.

Let's see how much they spend when all these loopholes will be closed emoji120.png



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Nobody uses credit cards in China,

 

That is soooo 1990's.

 

You haven't even heard of Alipay or WeChat pay have you? Pre-sanctioned money, sweetheart, already cleared by the bank. Look for the blue or green signs with a QR code on them at the paypoint. Even 7/11 and Family Mart have them. This is the 21st century. 😂😂

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Just now, Traubert said:

This is the 21st century. 😂😂

May be.
But at least its 100% government surveillance.

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33 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Nobody cares about what Thailand values, it changes as soon as a baht note is shown, they just don't want to live in a sardine can full of Chinese with zero manners and on a mission to expand the commie empire. In other words, Chinese and Westerners don't mix. 

Correct!
And more and more westeners will vote with their feet and say byebye Land of Scams.
I dont think that the average Thai is smart enough to see that there's a colonisation going on. But its not the dangerous "farang" (the ones King Rama V. warned about), no, its the Chinese which are making Thailand slowly but very steadily more and more dependent on China......
I hope that I'll be lying at a nice, clean beach (so it can't be Thailand..... 😛 ) when the Thai finally realize whats going on. But its too late Kuhn Somchai...... Somm namm nah!

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30 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

A questionable example IMO. Business language is and will be English and it will never be Chinese anywhere in the world. Which might explain why millions of Chinese are currently studying English, usually online. 

Millions of Chinese have English as a compulsory subject from age 11-15 in Middle School and 15-18 in High school. Many are sent to private lessons by their parents from kindergarten age.

 

However, as I explained to that Marcusaureli thingy bloke last night, they are only taught to pass exams. Oral English is only 5% of the grade so you can have an A++ English student who can't string a sentence together and has no idea of what you are saying beyond hello.

 

We have students here who would float into the worlds top universities but they have to do an intensive at age 22 to get the English spoken standard that they need to get their Ed Visa, i.e IELTS 7.2.

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10 minutes ago, Peterbilt said:

May be.
But at least its 100% government surveillance.

It's different where you come from hey?

 

You aren't fooling anyone but yourself.

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2 minutes ago, Traubert said:

It's different where you come from hey?

 

You aren't fooling anyone but yourself.

Well, a chinese style surveillance is still not existing where I live. But I have to admit that this may be one of the "wet dreams" of european governments. Of course all for democracy to fight back international terrorism.....
But at the moment China is #1 when it comes to surveillance. (But Thailand is trying very hard to catch up...... )

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