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Tighter rules on baggage at hotels

AN amendment to Shanghai's hotel management regulation will require all guests to comply with baggage checks if they leave their belongings with the hotel in a bid to ensure security.

If a guest refuses the security check, the hotel should refuse to store their bags, the amendment states.

The regulation also gives a detailed list of articles prohibited at hotels, including firearms, ammunition and hazardous items such as fireworks. Hotel employees are required to report to police at once if they notice anyone with such items.

Although the time frame for when the amendment will take effect has not been announced, the public has until February 15 to submit comments about the changes.

Some hotel groups such as Jinjiang Inns and Home Inns said they had already taken such measures for security reasons even though some guests said the new regulation violates their privacy.

A spokesperson for the Shanghai Stadium branch of Home Inns, a budget hotel chain, said most guests cooperate with the checks but a small percentage refuse.

He Rong, who stays at hotels frequently, said: "They can use a scanner, just like in Metro stations. I don't want my underwear and other personal items to be seen by strangers."

Public comments can be sent to by February 15.


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