Chinese government officials, concerned about Chinese tourists’ poor behavior and bad reputation, made a blacklist of offenders. However, the list hasn’t had enough effect, after people carved names on the Great Wall, left garbage by the Yellow River, burned foreign money, and beat up a tour guide. Officials have drafted harsher consequences for being blacklisted, that haven’t been implemented yet.
- Hundreds of picnickers leave their garbage moldering on the banks of the Yellow River.
- People may land on it either for legal crimes or for moral offenses at home or abroad, according to People’s Daily,
- the blacklist appears to have had a slow start, suggesting the difficulty even in an authoritarian nation of policing human behavior.
“BEIJING — Two young Chinese tourists carve their names on the Great Wall. Hundreds of picnickers leave their garbage moldering on the banks of the Yellow River.”