Man detained for five days after vandalism at Badaling Great Wall
Published: Jun 16, 2023 12:31 AM
The Great Wall at Badaling

The Great Wall at Badaling

A man who vandalized part of the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing has been detained for five days and also faces a 200 yuan fine. He is now on a blacklist, meaning he won't be allowed to visit the Badaling Great Wall or any other listed scenic spots in Yanqing District  for the foreseeable future. 

He was arrested in accordance with the Public Security Administration Punishment Law of the People's Republic of China.

According to The Beijing News, the 41-year-old man surnamed Zhong is from East China's Shandong Province. He visited the Great Wall at Badaling on June 11. Another visitor posted a picture on Sina Weibo showing Zhong engraving his name with a key between the sixth and seventh north watchtowers.

Engraving on the Great Wall is against the law, and also disapproved of by society. Visitors are encouraged to pay attention to uncivilized behavior and report it if any damage is done. 

There have been other misdemeanors at the Great Wall that have grabbed the headlines in recent years. Two Senegalese tourists were blacklisted to restrict their eligibility to purchase tickets in April 2021 after they trespassed into a restricted area.