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Author: centaur1

Joined: 2/19/2011
Posts: 1
GCT Trips Taken: 3
OAT Trips Taken: 1
Traveler Since: 2007

February 23, 2011

I have reviewed Trip advisor and Lonely Planet concerning this topic.  I have found that tipping is not asked for nor expected.  Restaurants may include a service charge on the bill.  I don't understand why GCT fosters a high expectation of tipping when its not how the culture operates?

Author: mctz666

Joined: 3/9/2010
Posts: 71
GCT Trips Taken: 5
OAT Trips Taken: 2
Traveler Since: 2004

February 23, 2011

There were extensive discussions about tipping in China in Fodor's community. Here is one thread with the most recent dates, October of 2010:

Basically, what it says is that tipping is not expected in restaurants. But tips are expected by tour guides if your tour operator suggests that you tip.

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