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Chinese official are talking about unfriendly nations over-reacting.

In South Korea, signs have begun popping up on restaurant windows saying, “no Chinese allowed.” A casino in the country catering to foreign visitors said it’s no longer accepting groups of tourists from China. More than half a million people signed a petition, submitted to the government, calling for a ban on visitors from the nearby country of 1.4 billion.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said extremely restrictive measures by some countries to curb the novel coronavirus outbreak cause discrimination and panic, which are “more dangerous than the novel coronavirus itself”, according to Xinhua.

Some hotels in (northwest Cambodia’s) Siem Reap Province have not only welcomed Chinese tourists but given them a discount. The Cambodian people are not discriminating against Chinese tourists and investors.

Nearly as many Chinese visited for business purposes as pleasure last year, according to the report, or 936,000 and 1.08 million.

Chinese visitors were wearing light blue surgical masks as they toured the ruins at Angkor Wat, which is usually packed with Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday but was notably quiet this past week.

On Tuesday, over 300 Lao companies donated more than $500,000 at an event in Laos to support China’s fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic and at the same time are welcoming Chinese visitors.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said that the Malaysian government would provide assistance, when needed, in the form of food and medical essentials to Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic, and other areas in China.