Why close https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/151871/76132? there's a Tipping tag with 112 questions.
Chris H says I didn't address his question. Apologies – I thought this was obvious. I typed out reasoning, but my comment got deleted?
- Travellers have to tip in Chinese restaurants in North America. 2. Chinese customs are different. Non-Chinese travellers probably don't know them. 3. This doesn't mean racism, but some Chinese tourists are known to be very unprofessional. See https://reddit.com/r/Chinesetourists/top/. I can't just take the restaurant staff's word.
Look at these questions all open and tagged tipping. How are they on topic but not mine? They can be asked by local residents.
Is tipping customary in London in a restaurant?
Do hotel cleaning personnel have any benefit from leaving empty bottles in the room as opposed to returning them to the store?
How to reward good service in Japan?
How much is customary to tip drivers in Georgia?
Is tipping mandatory at restaurants in Canada?