Chinese tourist vandalises Egyptian temple, causes outrage in China

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Chinese tourist vandalises Egyptian temple, causes outrage in China


A Chinese tourist who etched his name on an ancient Egyptian monument caused outrage in China, forcing his parents to make a public apology.

Internet users hunted down the 15-year-old boy who wrote 'Ding Jinhao wuz here' in Chinese on the almost 3,500-year-old Luxor Temple in Egypt, Gadling reports.

A photo of the Chinese characters etched onto the wall engravings with a rock was taken by a tourist and posted on China's Twitter-like website Sina Weibo.

AFP reports that the Chinese public's outrage prompted the boy named Ding Jinhao's parents to issue an apology in a local newspaper. They said Ding had "cried all night" after being attacked on the social networking site.

Just weeks ago, the BBC reported that Chinese tourists were being warned about their behaviour abroad.

Senior Chinese Communist Party official Wang Yang said the "uncivilised behaviour" of a number of Chinese travellers was damaging the country's image.

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