China to keep track of its tourists' unruly behavior abroad, seek to improve their manners

Chinese authorities are trying to convince their citizens to behave themselves while traveling abroad by requiring provincial and national authorities to keep records of any misconduct people are caught committing while in other countries.

The China National Tourism Administration announced Monday that authorities will also contact tourists when they return home and work with them on fixing their conduct.

Chinese tourists have made headlines recently with their disruptive behavior while traveling inside and outside the country. Several have opened the cabin doors of planes to protest flight delays. The official China Daily newspaper noted the arrests of three Chinese tourists over the weekend for taking lewd photos while vacationing in Japan.

In recent years higher incomes have allowed millions of Chinese to start taking vacations outside their country.