Chinese man burns Vietnamese money in Da Nang bar

By Nguyen Tu - An Dy, Thanh Nien News

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The Chinese man who has been accused of burning Vietnamese money in Da Nang on June 14. Photo: Vo Van Trung The Chinese man who has been accused of burning Vietnamese money in Da Nang on June 14. Photo: Vo Van Trung
Da Nang police are investigating a claim that a Chinese man burned a Vietnamese currency bill at a bar in the central city Tuesday.
A spokesperson for TV Club, who asked to remain unnamed, said the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. when a group of Chinese guests quarreled with the waitresses.
They wanted to pay in yuan, claiming they had spent all Vietnamese money, he said.
“However, after paying in yuan, a Chinese man suddenly produced a VND200,000 bill, lit it and threw it at a waitress before quickly leaving in a taxi.”
Tran Chi Cuong, deputy director of the Da Nang Tourism Department, said his agency is working with local travel agents to identify the man to inform the police.
Destroying a currency bill entails a fine of up to VND15 million (US$672).

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