As the summer approaches, many visitors from China will vacation in Southern California. Some Chinese residents in the San Gabriel Valley are complaining about these relatives and friends, who come to visit and demand that their hosts drive them around for sightseeing and shopping without paying or chipping in, World Journal (世界日报) reports.
When Mr. Yang's brother and sister-in-law came to Los Angeles to visit, he left work for a week and took his brother’s family to Disneyland, Universal Studios, and shopping outlets, spending more than $1,000 on just tickets alone and more on gas, dining, and lodging. Mr. Yang told World Journal he is unhappy about spending so much money and time entertaining his brother's family, but he did not ask his brother to pay him back.
The sister-in-law of East San Gabriel Valley resident Mrs. Wang asked her to find a maternal care center for her so that she could give birth in the United States. Wang drove her around to visit more than a dozen maternal care and shopping centers, spending so much time that she was not able to pick up her children after school.
Mr. Fang was studying for and taking finals when his cousin came to Los Angeles. He drove her around for three days. In addition, he paid for all the gas, dining, and ticket expenses. Upon leaving, his cousin said she wanted to buy a house in the United States and asked Fang to collect information for her.