CHINA Two tourists blacklisted, restricted from access to public services for climbing ancient building in Beijing

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Two tourists blacklisted, restricted from access to public services for climbing ancient building in Beijing

Global Times

18:59, October 26, 2020

Mobile photo taken on Feb. 25, 2019 shows tourists at the Beihai Park in Beijing, capital of China. Located in downtown Beijing, Beihai Park is one of the oldest and best-preserved imperial gardens in China. (Photo: Xinhua)

Two tourists who climbed onto the roof of an ancient building in Beihai Park in central Beijing to take photos have been put on a travel blacklist. Police officers criticized and educated the two tourists, and urban management officers punished them on the spot.

According to the regulation, they will face restrictions on the purchase of tickets to scenic spots, hotels, and joining tour groups. Their records of uncivilized tourist behavior will simultaneously be published on the official website of Beijing's credit system and reported to the National Tourism Administration. Their uncivilized behavior will also be reported to their work units.

The two admitted that they had violated the park's rules by climbing onto ancient houses without permission, and expressed regret for their uncivilized behavior on Saturday.

In 2015, the China National Tourism Administration issued a regulation blacklisting tourists and tourism service providers that engage in inappropriate public behavior. Violators will be put on record for one to five years.

In 2016, the China National Tourism Administration placed 20 people with a history of bad behavior on the blacklist, restricting their ability to travel.

According to thepaper.cn, seven tourists had been added to the Beijing travel blacklist by September 30, and will be refused entry into 11 parks in Beijing for two years. Their uncivilized behavior include swimming in non-swimming areas, damaging fences, shooting at wild birds with homemade slingshots, and feeding animals in non-feeding areas.

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