Thailand is a beautiful country with a rich variety of cultural and scenic attractions. However, some Chinese who travel to Thailand or settle in Thailand are often discriminated against or robbed by the local population. Why is that?
On the one hand, the number of Chinese tourists is huge, and their spending power has increased accordingly
Therefore, some Thai merchants or black-hearted tour guides will treat Chinese as the object of wealth and spare no effort to charge high prices or sell them inferior goods. In addition, some Chinese tourists are also very disgusted by the uncivilized behaviors of local residents, such as spitting and littering.
On the other hand, there is a serious problem of racial discrimination in Thai society
Although Thailand is a multi-ethnic country, Thais have a very strong sense of national pride. They often consider themselves the masters of Thailand, while foreign ethnic groups are relegated to a secondary position. This nationalist ideology has influenced the perception of some Thais, leading them to view foreign Chinese as "invaders" and hostile to them.
Finally, some of the basic problems of Thai society cannot be ignored, such as instability and police corruption
To protect the rights and interests of Chinese tourists, it is necessary for the local government and all sectors of society to work together to improve the level of public security, crack down on black tour guides and businesses, strengthen education and guidance, enhance social multicultural awareness, and reduce ethnic discrimination.
In short, the conflict between Chinese tourists and Thai residents is not a one-sided problem, but requires the joint efforts of both parties to resolve. Only by creating a good tourism and social environment can we truly achieve the goal of friendly exchanges between China and Thailand.