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Tourist police make video to encourage “Chinese family”

Jack Burton

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PHOTO: Tourist police offer a message of encouragement to their Chinese "family" - The Nation

Facing a massive slump in tourism from China, the Tourist Police Bureau has produced a video for Chinese to boost the morale of people dealing with the Novel Coronavirus. The video has drawn plenty of praise and shares since being posted on social media yesterday.

Tourist Police Commissioner Chadtha Komonwattana says the bureau is deeply concerned about the virus situation, especially considering the long friendship between Thailand and China. He points out that the Chinese sent assistance and best wishes when much of Thailand was flooded in 2010.

The video features around 130 police officers saying in Mandarin “We hope the Chinese people overcome the crisis soon. We love Chinese people as members of our family. China, don’t give up. Wuhan, don’t give up.”

Chadtha said the message conveys the friendliness the two countries share.

“It matches our motto, ‘Your First Friend’, which means the tourist police are tourists’ best friends.”

SOURCE and VIDEO: The Nation

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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