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Bad behavior by Chinese travelers during the recent holiday raises concerns about the impact of the government’s tourist blacklist

2 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
nly 24 people have been placed on the blacklist to date, according to a Chinese newspaper. Yet over the weeklong National Day holiday period, more reports surfaced of boorish acts by Chinese tourists, such as name carving on the Great Wall and large-scale littering along the Yellow River.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.