Beijing Bikini, Spitting, Odors on the Metro - ALL BANNED!

Source: OT-Team (AFJ)

On April 24, 2020, Beijing announced the Regulations on Promotion of Civilized Behavior in Beijing (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), which standardizes the daily behaviors of Beijing residents from the aspects of public order and health, and will come into force on June 1.

Bans and Fines

Per the Regulations, spitting, littering, dumping sewage, burning leaves/garbage, defecating in a public place, and any other behavior that will damage the environment in Beijing will be fined 50 yuan; given a serious situation, a fine of 200 yuan shall be imposed.

Additionally, it is specified that these behaviors will be banned in a public place:

  • Eating on subways, light rails or other urban rail transits;

  • Beijing Bikini;

  • Inappropriate behaviors that disturb others in the entertainment and fitness places;

  • Dumping objects from buildings;

  • Using stereo equipment in streets, squares, parks or other public places.

  • Burning or scattering funeral and memorial materials in roads, residential areas or any other public areas;

  • Smoking in non-smoking places;

  • Occupying seats on public transportation;

  • Littering from the window of a vehicle;

  • Parking the shared bicycles improperly.

Once the Regulations come into effective, anyone that violates any of the above regulations will be dealt with in a serious manner.

Masks for Patients and Covered Sneezes & Coughs

In terms of public health, it is stipulated in the Regulations that when being in a public place, patients with infectious respiratory diseases, for example influenza, should wear a mask and all people should cover their mouths and noses when sneezing or coughing.

Healthier and More Harmonious Lifestyle

The Regulations require catering service practitioners to provide public chopsticks and spoons with which consumers can get the food to their own dishes.

Besides, to develop a more harmony life in the community, unleashed dog walking is prohibited, and the owners should clean up the wastes.