CULTURE Great Wall to release blacklist of rowdy visitors after damage video goes viral

CULTURE

Great Wall to release blacklist of rowdy visitors after damage video goes viral

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17:06, April 07, 2020

The Great Wall of Badaling is the most visited section of the iconic Great Wall of China. (Photo: Xinhua)

The Great Wall of Badaling, the most visited section of the iconic Great Wall of China, will now release a blacklist of rowdy visitors regularly. The decision comes after a video showing a visitor damaging the wall sparked massive uproar on the Chinese social media.

The scenic spot's administration has rolled out disciplinary measures, effective Monday, against damaging the cultural relics of the Great Wall of Badaling.

The new regulation stipulates seven types of damaging acts, such as curve or scratch, which will attract administrative penalties. But if the actions constitute to a criminal offense, the violator shall be handed over to the police in accordance with law.

The tourist in the video will be included in the blacklist.

On March 24, when the Great Wall of Badaling reopened after two months of suspension due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, a visitor was caught on camera using a key to scratch the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The visitor was later found to be a juvenile, who confessed to her destructive and unruly behavior.

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