(CNN) — Tourism authorities in Beijing said they are considering creating a blacklist of “uncivilized visitors” in order to curb bad behavior by visitors, as the city is inundated with tourists for Tomb Sweeping Festival.
A blacklist would block “loutish travelers” from visiting the city’s parks, using facial recognition software and other surveillance technology to monitor guests and keep out those with a record of bad behavior.
“Many old people come here for free toilet paper. They were probably born in 1940s or 1950s,” Wu Qingqi, a visitor to the park, told CNN at the time. “During that time, people were very poor. And they somehow still are in fear of being poor. Other migrant workers come here too.”
An aerial picture of graves taken on April 5, 2019, ahead of the annual Qingming festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at a cemetery in Dagantangcun, east of Beijing.
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Two of those blacklisted had caused a plane from Bangkok to the Chinese city of Nanjing to return halfway after they got into an argument with fight attendants, while in another case, a passenger tried to prevent a plane taking off by forcing open its emergency exit.
People on the list can be banned from some or all air and train travel for up to 12 months.