Feel Free To `Insult' The Chinese

Allow me to add to what must be an avalanche of responses to the fanciful, farcical comment in "From Paris to Peru: Tips on tipping" (Personal Business, Aug. 3) on tipping in China. Whoever says Chinese consider tips an insult has not been in China recently.

Last month, at the request of a group of Chinese tour guides, I went into great detail on recommended tips and what one of our guides should expect.

Even some personnel who did not expect tips took them with obvious delight.

David W. Harlowe

Management & Marketing Consultant

Tarzana, Calif.

Editor's note: Times have indeed changed in China, where the 15% tip is gradually becoming a way of life, especially in the South.

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