"Never pick your nose in public. Don't urinate in swimming pools. And of course, never, ever, consider stealing someone else's life jacket on a plane. These are just a few examples of the wide-ranging rules handed out by the Chinese government to their citizens before they travel abroad."
So, in an attempt to make things better, the Chinese ended up making themselves look even weaker as travelers. The latest round of news will serve them no better, as a fatal car accident in New Zealand has brought up concerns from local residents over the abilities of Chinese drivers. In response, Chinese representatives in Christchurch have designed another pamphlet to be distributed at rental car kiosks and airports that will help Chinese tourists understand the rules, regulations, and dangers of driving in New Zealand. The lack of traffic lights, for example, has been one obstacle for Chinese drivers.
To be fair, we are in no way trying to hang the Chinese out to dry. We totally respect the fact that they are taking a trial by fire approach, learning and making mistakes as they go about exploring the world. Remember, it was only at the turn of the century that the Chinese government began encouraging its citizens to travel abroad, and most of it has been conducted via tour bus operators. As the Chinese begin to take initiative and explore on their own, the rest of the world and the tourism industry have no choice but to be patient with their learning curve.