Vietnam trip leaves sour taste

By Huang Xiangyang ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-05-06 08:32:58

Thanks to their deepening pockets, Chinese tourists are welcome across the world. Quite a few countries have made their visa procedures easier to lure this ever-growing group that spent $200 billion overseas last year.

It is not all smooth sailing, though.

Media reports say early this week a group of Chinese tourists in Nha Trang, central Vietnam, were harassed, some even assaulted, at the airport when they refused to pay a "routine" 10-yuan ($1.55) "tip" to Vietnamese officers before boarding. According to the Chinese tourists, the Vietnamese officers tried to "confiscate" their passports and threatened them with Tasers when they refused to pay them.

Vietnam trip leaves sour taste

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