Blacklist urged to block invasive species
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.
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.