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What do you think about China’s ‘toilet revolution’ ? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-12-22 10:58:34 |Display all floors
According to Xinhua, China has installed or upgraded 68,000 toilets at tourist sites since the start of its three-year campaign in 2015. Meanwhile, South China Morning Post (SCMP) has reported central government and local authorities' spending more than 1 billion yuan ($152 million) and over 20 billion yuan respectively on public washroom upgrades.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has also taken part in the toilet revolution, having spent over $160 million on agriculture and public health projects in China, according to a China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) report in 2015.

Beijing ranks third among the top tourist toilets in Chinese cities, a survey conducted by the CNTA in 2015 found. The restrooms at Gubei Water Town, a tourist spot near Beijing and the Great Wall are number one on a list of 10 exemplary toilets in China, according to the CNTA.

But what do you think of the toilet revolution?

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A country's peacefulness is intrinsically linked to its toilets. The more and the better toilets it has, the less its people want to go to war over petty political issues. China is undergoing a toilet revolution which will keep the Chinese people interested in more domestic affairs than in world politics. This is a good way to contribute to global peace. I encourage China to continue its "toilet revolution" - it was thousands of years overdue.

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Post time 2017-12-26 01:04:05 |Display all floors
I hope they are using some of that money to clean them.

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Post time 2017-12-26 10:46:11 |Display all floors
Toilet Revolution can change "dirty, mass, bad" phenomenon, is a symbolic card of our country.

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Post time 2017-12-26 10:48:33 |Display all floors

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Post time 2017-12-27 14:32:31 |Display all floors
I have to say it's a meaningful deed. After all, our toilets are always not clean enough, which leave a terrible impression on other countries. But seemly in some small areas, they coundn't make the most of the money. What's worse, some of related personnel  take possession of it carefully.Toilet revolution bacomes form.

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Post time 2017-12-27 15:57:25 |Display all floors
No doubt 'toilet revolution' is much needed, but equally important is toilet training.  Chinese people generally don't know how to use the modern toilet, having been accustomed for generations to the hole dug out in the ground.  Walk into any male public toilet and you would be greeted by pools of smelly urine on the floor right in front of the urinals, and this despite prominent signs in Chinese urging users to stand closer to the urinals before shooting.  The Chinese seem to think that their waterhoses are so long that they can shoot from a distance!

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