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Chinese travellers to be blacklisted for two years if found misbehaving as tourists abroad.Getty Images

China is set to form a "blacklist" of its citizens who behave badly as tourists abroad, state media reported.

The National Tourism Administration (NTA) will create a database of people who commit offences overseas and their names will be passed onto police, banks and customs officials, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

In a 64-page 'Guidebook for Civilized Tourism', the NTA also advised tourists in 2013 not to pick their noses in public, pee in pools or steal airplane life jackets.

Travellers risk being added to the blacklist for, "acting antisocially on public transport, damaging private or public property, disrespecting local customs, sabotaging historical exhibits or engaging in gambling or pornographic activities," reported AFP News.

Offenders will be blacklisted for two years after found committing any of the noted offences.

The figures come as China's economy saw a major boom over the past decade raising the income levels of its middle class and their ability to travel out of the country.

According to official figures, an estimated 100 million Chinese people took "outbound" trips to countries, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, in 2014.

A total of $102bn (£70bn) was spent by Chinese travellers overseas in 2012, which makes them the world's biggest spenders followed by German and US tourists, according to the UN World Tourism Organization.

Earlier this year, several Chinese tourists reportedly outraged locals in Thailand by drying undergarments at the airport, defecating in public and kicking a bell at a temple.

Chinese passengers have also been embroiled in several incidents of air rage.

Passengers reportedly attempted opening emergency exit doors and threw noodles at cabin crew in 2014, reported AFP News.

A Chinese also came under fire in 2013 for scribbling his name on an ancient carving in Egypt.