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17 Jan, 2015

Chinese tourists abroad told to behave or face public shaming

Beijing, (Ecns.cn), 2015-01-16 – China will establish a public record of Chinese tourists who behave badly in foreign countries, the Beijing Times reported on Friday.

Methods to manage and record bad behavior by tourists will be formulated and carried out in collaboration with airlines, travel agencies and hotels, said Li Jinzao, the head of China’s National Tourism Administration.

Once tourists land in a foreign country, they will receive messages reminding them to behave themselves, Li added.

Bad-behaving tourists will be punished according to the law.

China will also encourage tourists to take photos or videos of bad behavior by travelers, which will be made public.

Unruly air passengers may be blacklisted

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is considering putting black marks on the names of unruly airline passengers and punishing those who behave badly, China News Service reported on Thursday.

The action comes in response to an embarrassing incident this month in which frustrated passengers on a China Eastern flight opened emergency exits after a delay.

In an attempt to strengthen airline safety and curb unruly acts by passengers, the CAAC is considering measures to blacklist passengers involved in air rage incidents, and punish brawling passengers in accordance with the law.

The CAAC is also stepping up efforts with Chinese airlines and airports to improve their ability to respond to emergencies, and to also publicize aviation safety guidelines and advocate good travel behavior.