Xinhua News Agency reports:

BEIJING, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — A China Tourism Association official suggested on Saturday that Chinese tourists avoid shopping in the Paris-based Galeries Lafayette.

The unnamed official said the association was concerned about an incident where two Chinese tourists were treated insultingly while shopping in the famed French department store.

“We are discontent and regretted that Chinese tourists were treated so rudely in Paris. We suggest travelers not to go shopping in the store before the incident is properly handled.”

He asked domestic travel agencies to suspend organizing tourists to visit Lafayette.

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