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Over 1,000 Chinese tourist sites punished amid regulation campaign

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-11-18 09:14
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BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- More than 5,000 A-level Chinese tourist sites were inspected and reviewed in 2019 amid a nationwide regulation campaign, with 1,186 punished and 405 stripped of their A-level ratings, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The figures were made public at a recent tele-conference held by the ministry to hear report on regulation work and make arrangements for future regulation.

In a separate campaign on cultural and tourism market launched this year, more than 1.2 million law enforcement personnel have inspected over 520,000 business entities, with over 41 million yuan (about 5.85 million U.S. dollars) fined or confiscated and 113 business licenses revoked, according to the ministry.

The ministry urged efforts to improve regulation of the market, enhance the capacity and service quality of tourist attractions and strengthen policy support for the development of resorts.

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