CHINA Chinese man banned from riding trains over misdeeds


Chinese man banned from riding trains over misdeeds

By Xu Ya-nan | People's Daily app

18:27, September 04, 2018

A man, who previously drew fierce criticism online for his misdeeds on a train, was recently blacklisted by China railway authorities and banned from taking any train in China for 180 days.

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The man, surnamed Sun, provoked a national uproar after he refused to move to his own seat and pretended to be disable on a high-speed train. (Photo source: weibo)

The man, surnamed Sun, pretended to be disabled so he could occupy a woman's window seat on a Beijing-bound high-speed train last month. He refused to return to his seat even after the railway police officer talked to him, and was fined 200 yuan by the railway administration.

In the new national social credit restricted list revealed Monday on the publicly accessible website Credit China, 247 people with severe low trustworthiness, including Sun, were banned from riding a train and 796 people are banned from flying.

The list targets people on China's roads whose bad behavior endangers the safety of railway operations.

Misbehavior on trains includes smoking on high-speed trains or in non-smoking areas of other trains, ticket-less rides, faking common or preferential tickets, or disrupting railway transport order.

China’s transport social credit system was promoted by three government bodies—the National Development and Reform Committee, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Public Security—to crack down on bad behavior in public. This move is in line with the general social credit system to standardize the assessment of citizen's and business' economic and social reputation by 2020.

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