Black­list urged to block in­va­sive species

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China should black­list peo­ple who ha­bit­u­ally carry or mail in­va­sive species and other pro­hib­ited items across its bor­ders, a se­nior quar­an­tine in­spec­tion of­fi­cial has sug­gested.

Such a sys­tem would check the ris­ing num­ber of such vi­o­la­tions, ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial, who is also a mem­ber of China’s top ad­vi­sory body.

In­for­ma­tion on those who are black­listed should be shared be­tween de­part­ments, in­clud­ing the En­try-Exit In­spec­tion and Quar­an­tine Bureau and visa-is­su­ing de­part­ments, said Xu Jinji, vice-pres­i­dent of the Chi­nese So­ci­ety of In­spec­tion and Quar­an­tine.

Last year, au­thor­i­ties pre­vented 980,000 batches of harm­ful species from en­ter­ing China, a year-on-year in­crease of 20 per­cent and cov­er­ing 5,788 species, the ad­min­is­tra­tion said.

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A vil­lager dressed in tra­di­tional cos­tume presents a horse­man­ship per­for­mance dur­ing a prayer rit­ual that kicks off the new farm­ing sea­son in Gyangze county of Xigaze, Ti­bet au­ton­o­mous re­gion on March 16.

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