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BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese teenager who defaced an ancient temple in Egypt with graffiti has come under fire at home where his vandalism prompted public fretting about how to cultivate a good image overseas as more newly affluent Chinese travel abroad. The teen scratched "Ding Jinhao visited here" in Chinese on a temple wall in the ancient city Luxor, and the incident came to light when another Chinese tourist posted a photo of it on a popular microblog with the comment: "My saddest moment in Egypt. Ashamed and unable to show my face." The photo quickly caught the attention of the Chinese public, attracting thousands of comments, and someone was able to identify the person responsible for the graffiti as 15-year-old Ding Jinhao from the eastern city of Nanjing. Many criticized Ding's act as an embarrassment to the country. "Why there are so many citizens who go abroad and humiliate us? How many generations will it take to change this kind of behavior?" Xuan Kejiong, a prominent journalist with Shanghai Television, wrote on his microblog.
Originally posted by jammer2012
I just don't understand what would make anyone,no matter their age,race or religion want to deface a historical site.It just shows me that some people clearly have no respect.If it were me,and I had the opportunity to visit a place that is so full of mystery,so interesting, the last thing on my mind would be to vandalize it.The Chinese should feel humiliated and ashamed by what this kid did.
Originally posted by Tuttle
I'm not entirely sure what the problem is, he defaced a wall.
Because it is old it holds has some reverence does it?,
a great deal of insight we have of politics in ancient culture is directly down to "graffiti",
Romans were pretty notorious for it.
This Chinese lad could become some sort of invisible Sky God in a couple of thousand years when cavemen decide to worship him.
Not as if he spent an afternoon in the Louvre setting things alight.
graffiti? "graffiti" doesnt last 3000 yrs +.... carved/etched stone does however.....in the history of egypt, they were the most treacherous cute that you choose them to compare with
A Chinese teenager who defaced an ancient temple in Egypt with graffiti
The teen scratched "Ding Jinhao visited here"
graffiti? "graffiti" doesnt last 3000 yrs +.... carved/etched stone does however
the louvre...tut tut
Originally posted by Xaphan
This was already posted here:
Originally posted by Pervius
I doubt the kid did it.
More than likely Daddy is some high person in the Communist Party, what a perfect way to defame a politician.....say their kid did something while overseas....
My vote is this was a PsyOp against a family in China.