Violators of China air, rail safety rules blacklisted

BEIJING • China has issued its first blacklists for violators of airline and railway safety rules as it seeks to promote honesty, safeguard security and order, and discourage potential troublemakers.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China on Friday issued the blacklist, which consists of 86 violators, and banned them from air travel for a year with immediate effect.

The list is based on the punishment issued by police around the country. On the blacklist, 64 of the violators were found to be carrying banned or dangerous substances, including replica firearms, knives, bullets and lighters.

Fifteen violators used fake IDs or impersonated others when boarding a plane, two disrupted flight order, two obstructed security checks and three smoked during flight.

Other offences that could lead violators to being banned include fabricating and intentionally spreading false information on airline safety status, and stealing property from other passengers.

The blacklist was first published on the administration's website on May 23 to give the violators a week to appeal. The administration said on Friday that the blacklist took effect without any changes.

Also on Friday, the Railway Customer Service Centre of China issued its first blacklist consisting of 31 people who seriously violated China's railway regulations. They will be barred from buying train tickets for 180 days, and the ban will start this week.

Twenty-one of the violators were punished for smoking on trains, travelling without tickets or failing to pay the train fare on arrival. Ten of the violators were punished for reselling tickets, using false IDs for privileged seats or disrupting public order and railway safety.

CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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