China is Blacklisting Travelers Who Misbehave on Vacation

Beijing is embarrassed by the bad behavior of some Chinese tourists, and it's getting serious about putting a stop to it. Authorities have blacklisted four people for misbehaving while traveling as part of an effort to improve the image of Chinese tourists, about 100 million of whom are visiting the world's tourist attractions while earning a reputation for rudeness. The four blacklisted this week by the China National Tourism Administration include Zhang Yan, a woman who poured instant noodles soaked in hot water onto an AirAsia flight attendant and made insults and threats at the attendant, and Wang Sheng, her male traveling companion who was blacklisted after getting into an altercation with the attendant. Their behaviors necessitated the flight returning to Bangkok. China began issuing guidelines for tourist behavior in 2013.