A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts bearing Beijing’s controversial “nine-dash line” at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport in May went viral, sparking anger and calls for a China-specific code of conduct. Picture: Twitter / Nga Pham A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts bearing Beijing’s controversial “nine-dash line” at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport in May went viral, sparking anger and calls for a China-specific code of conduct. Picture: Twitter / Nga Pham
A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts bearing Beijing’s controversial “nine-dash line” at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport in May went viral, sparking anger and calls for a China-specific code of conduct. Picture: Twitter / Nga Pham
Mercedes Hutton
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Do Chinese tourists need a ‘code of conduct’ while travelling abroad? Vietnam thinks so

Anti-China sentiment is on the rise in Vietnam, with some calling for restrictions or guidelines aimed specifically at visitors from the Middle Kingdom. If current tensions continue, that might not be necessary

A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts bearing Beijing’s controversial “nine-dash line” at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport in May went viral, sparking anger and calls for a China-specific code of conduct. Picture: Twitter / Nga Pham A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts bearing Beijing’s controversial “nine-dash line” at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport in May went viral, sparking anger and calls for a China-specific code of conduct. Picture: Twitter / Nga Pham
A photo of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts bearing Beijing’s controversial “nine-dash line” at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Airport in May went viral, sparking anger and calls for a China-specific code of conduct. Picture: Twitter / Nga Pham
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.