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Chinese Traveller Opens Airplane's Emergency Exit to "Take a Breath of Fresh Air"

(photo source: Wikipedia ) In order to take a a breath of fresh air, a mainland Chinese traveller opened the emergency exit of a China Southern Airlines plane during take-off, causing a 1-hour delay.  According to media reports, the incident happened on Wednesday 9 at Chengdu Airport. A plane of China Southern Airlines bound to Urumqi was preparing to take off when a passenger, surnamed Nan, suddenly opened the emergency exit . Cold air immediately entered the aircraft causing panic among the 130 passengers on board.  The man had been allocated seat number 41A, next to the emergency exit. Later he explained that he felt it was stuffy inside the plane and he wanted to take a breath of fresh air. The airport ground crew rushed to the aircraft to close the emergency exit from the outside. Afterwards, they took down the passenger's personal details and carried out a safety check. The plane took off one hour after the scheduled departure time.   This is only the la

"Taiwan is not abroad", says Chinese Tourist

Kenting National Park ( source ) On March 1 a mainland Chinese traveller protested when she was classified as a "foreigner" (外籍) during a booking procedure at Taiwan's Kenting National Park.  The tourist had applied for an entry ticket to Longkeng and Nanrenshan Ecological Reserve Areas.  Recently a new entry booking method has been introduced, limiting the daily number of visitors. According to the new system, 100 Taiwanese and 50 foreign nationals are allowed to visit the two areas each day.  Tourists from mainland China are classified as foreigners.  According to Taiwanese media reports , yesterday a mainland woman from Guangdong Province protested. "I don't think that coming to Taiwan means going abroad", she said. She argued that Taiwan's culture is similar to that of the mainland and she could speak with everyone whenever she went. "Taiwan is part of the mainland" (台灣是大陸的一部分), she added.   

Mainland Chinese Tourists Scuffle in Taipei 101

On February 24 a scuffle broke out between mainland Chinese tourists who were visiting Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holidays.  According to media reports, a queueing dispute erupted between two women who were waiting for the restroom in Taipei 101, Taiwan's tallest skyscraper and one of the country's tourist landmarks.  The women belonged to two different tourist groups, one from Yunnan and another from Tianjin. The quarrel escalated and two men began yelling at each other. They came to blows and one of them was knocked down. When he got up he wanted to take revenge, but he was stopped by some female members of his group. Security guards soon arrived at the scene to separate the men.