China: prohibition of ‘uncivilized behaviour,’ eating, drinking on subways

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Chinese government is demanding its citizens to conduct themselves correctly while using the nation’s subway systems.

Ministry of Transport of China introduced, last week, the banning of eating and drinking in subway cars, as well as prohibits “uncivilized behaviour” such as playing music on speakers or selling products.

The new restrictions are scheduled to take effect on April 1, as China Daily reported on Tuesday.

According to local media, anyone caught violating the rules will have it marked on their personal credit score, especially developed by the government so as to evaluate its citizens’ “social credit” on account of their reputations and behaviour.

Inspections will thus be carried out by the authorities in patrol subway cars, to identify any restricted behaviours.

For now, opinions are divided about this move.

As a reminder, cities such as Singapore, Nanjing and Xiamen have already banned eating and drinking in the subway cars.

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