By Steve Dellar  |  09-18-2018   News
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Someone in China has clearly taken lessons in ‘overacting’ from Elizabeth Berkley in director Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 movie ‘Showgirls,’ but you can’t argue when the power lies in the numbers of views this next video is racking up of course.

The Chinese government in Beijing is not too happy about Sweden’s allowance to let the Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama give a lecture on their territory, and thus anything it can use to make the Swedes look bad will be magnified.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">China lodges diplomatic complaint with Sweden after tourists &#39;brutally&#39; ejected from hotel <a href="https://t.co/ry0K1MhdnF">https://t.co/ry0K1MhdnF</a> Are you 10? A truly embarrassing video. <a href="https://t.co/jjn9Bsylhz">pic.twitter.com/jjn9Bsylhz</a></p>&mdash; Tom Grundy (@tomgrundy) <a href="https://twitter.com/tomgrundy/status/1041879994945765377?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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And so, when three tourists were, according to Beijing, ‘inhumanely treated’ during a visit to Stockholm, the Communist Party used its control of the Chinese internet to rack up views.

Thus far, some 130 million Chinese have seen the following video. The problem for Beijing is what most of the viewers on Weibo had pretty much the same reaction as the Swedes who have seen it by now. It’s called ‘overacting’.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">China&#39;s Foreign Ministry said Mon that Swedish police have not responded to a request by Chinese embassy for a meeting and urged Sweden&#39;s government to protect the safety &amp; legitimate interests of Chinese tourists in response to ill-treatment of Chinese tourists by Swedish police <a href="https://t.co/huV5rPKDi9">pic.twitter.com/huV5rPKDi9</a></p>&mdash; People&#39;s Daily,China (@PDChina) <a href="https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/1041600456869371905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Here’s the Chinese version. The sound of the people has been cut out and the Chinese news reader claims that three Chinese nationals were rudely treated by the Swedish police.

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Here’s the reality. When in Europe (and I’m going to assume this is worldwide) you arrive in a hotel, there is a check-in time. In western Europe this is usually 2 or 3 pm in the afternoon. If you’re lucky, it is at noon. If the hotel is only half full, they will let you check in early.

These three Chinese tourists had booked a room in a Stockholm hostel (Sweden is not cheap so they chose a hostel) and showed up in the middle of the night some 10 hours before their check-in time. The receptionist explained to them the hostel was full and asked them to leave. They made a scene after which he was forced to call the police. The police dragged them out of the building and they started crying in the street and rolling in pain as if they were hurt.

The son yells: “This is killing. This is killing.” Another clip shows the three lying on the ground crying loudly while the mother wails in Chinese: “Save me.”

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The problem for the Chinese government is that many younger Chinese internet commenters agreed with the Swedes on this one.

“This is shameful. The image of China has been disgraced in the hands of these people,” one Weibo user wrote.

“The Dalai Lama visits Sweden and the foreign ministry uses this incident as a pretext to make a fuss. That’s more embarrassing than the performance of this family,” another stated.

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“These people feel the world should move around them, if not, then they lie down on the ground and scream for help.”

Last year China complained to the UK after a picture showing a Chinese grandmother helping her grandchild take a dump in the middle of the street in front of London’s Burberry store made the rounds on European social media.

Source:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/chinese-tourists-sweden-video-zeng-weibo-china-stockholm-hotel-hostel-argument-a8541361.html

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Anonymous No. 37340 1537244980

There's a reason Chinese tourists behaving badly is a meme.

Chinese NiggerChink No. 37342 1537250263

WTF is wrong with the Chinese? They’re doing it wrong…

chi coms No. 37343 1537251142

Fuck chi coms. If a few hundred million disappeared no big deal, lots of organ harvesting for the Jews and prostitutes for the hook nose men!

Anonymous No. 37345 1537254255

So could you say this is reverse Stockholm syndrome?

Anonymous No. 37346 1537255221

reverse Stockholm syndrome.. good one

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