This advice is part of the etiquette tips released by VisitBritain - a tourism board that markets Britain overseas - to British businesses in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics. It's meant as a helpful guide for those in the service industry who may encounter foreign tourists.
Along with winking, the manual advises against pointing with the index finger around Hongkongers "as this is generally used only for animals," and suggests pointing with an open hand instead.
VisitBritain also notes Hong Kong people are offended by mention of failure, poverty or death as "Hong Kong Chinese are very superstitious."
Although, apparently, we may stand close when talking, we are reserved and uncomfortable with body contact and we "do not hug, kiss or pat people on the back."
Other tips include politely declining a compliment from a Chinese person as a show of humility.
But SAR tourism legislator Paul Tse Wai- chun said the tips for dealing with Hong Kong tourists hyperbolizes Hong Kong sensitivities.
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