Bad behavior on all subways in China will be punished according to a recent announcement. Eating, drinking, lying down or stepping on seats, playing music on speakers will be banned on all of the country’s subways from April 1, 2020.
China Daily reported that the Ministry of Transport introduced a new regulation last week that bars passengers nationwide, with exceptions for infants and people with certain medical conditions, from eating or drinking in subway cars.
Currently, 33 cities in China have subway systems, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan, and Qingdao. This is the first time China has enacted subway legislation that affects the entire country. Previously, it was up to specific cities and regions to set their own guidelines such as Beijing’s subway banned food and drinks in 2015; violators can be fined 500 yuan ($70).