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Chinese Ambassador calls for more Chinese-language signs in Phuket

Chinese Ambassador calls for more Chinese-language signs in Phuket

PHUKET: Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Han Zhiqian and a delegation from the Chinese embassy in Bangkok paid a visit to Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew yesterday (Mar 18), which according to official reports saw discussions focussed on promoting tourism for Chinese tourists to travel in Phuket.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 19 March 2023, 02:01PM

Joining the official visit at Phuket Provincial Hall were heads of local government agencies and representatives from private industry, including Tunyaratt and Pramook Achariyachai and Bhummikitti Raktaengam.

Following talks with Governor Narong, Ambassador Han joined a meeting to discuss the Chinese tourism situation in Phuket in more depth.

“During this period, there are more Chinese tourists traveling to Phuket,” Governor Narong said after the meeting.

“The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand thanked Phuket and the nearby provinces for welcoming and taking good care of Chinese tourists, especially in terms of various security measures,” he added, according to an official report.

However, he continued, “Ambassador Han asked relevant agencies to have more Chinese-language public signs at various tourist attractions, which the province [provincial government] will let the relevant agencies take further action on.”

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Governor Narong added that he had asked the Chinese authorities to support Phuket in its bid to host Expo 2028.

While in Phuket, Ambassador Han visited local ethnic Chinese community associations and met with local Chinese community leaders in Phuket Town.

Of note, official reports marked only that Ambassador Han and his delegation were in Phuket yesterday, while it is openly known that he was on the island on Thursday to attend an event at Phuket Thaihua Asean Wittaya School.

It is not known whether Amb Han and his entourage have remained on Phuket today, when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is expected to visit.

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Pooliekev | 20 March 2023 - 14:30:13

@JohnC. 1948? Where are the Thai hotspots in China now? Do they get 12m Thai tourists? Do they spend 5% of GDP? You're talking rubbish again. 

Pooliekev | 20 March 2023 - 14:24:58

@Fascinated. I'm sure you will be able to produce evidence of such behaviour Otherwise you must be just another keyboard warrior, among many others here. 

JohnC | 20 March 2023 - 09:03:35

Would be interesting to see how many Thai language signs China now has at its 'tourist attractions'. None when I was last there. Lead by example. Hypocrisy at its finest.

Fascinated | 19 March 2023 - 15:04:47

I agree- they should be discouraged from defecating and spitting in public, also inform them what a line is.


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