Sit or Squat: Chinese Toilets Refitted for Olympics: "Sit or Squat: Chinese Toilets Refitted for Olympics
In preparation for the upcoming Olympic games in China, organizers in Beijing are having to refit toilets at three of the Olympic venues after complaints of having to squat by foreign athletes.
MERKEL TO BOYCOTT OLYMPICS...
Many of the toilets in China are still of the squatting variety, instead of the sit-down versions used by Western cultures. Currently, Beijing has 5,200 public toilets available, more than any city.
Yao Hui, senior official for Olympic venues management, said that the Water Cube aquatic stadium, the Bird's Nest (Indoor Stadium), and the National Indoor Stadium will be changed to sit-down toilets, and will expand to many of the 31 venues also."
Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.
Sorry but I could not resists the humor. Nonetheless, my salute to Germany. Some people apparently can learn from their mistakes!
I realize the government can do little about Tibet, but wouldn't it be great if there were an international tourisdt boycott?
Readers may want to look at my essay on the "Ugly Chinaman."