‘The toilet issue is no small thing’: Chinese President Xi comments on plan to upgrade 68,000 public toilets in two years - SupChina

‘The toilet issue is no small thing’: Chinese President Xi comments on plan to upgrade 68,000 public toilets in two years

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Newsweek reports that “China is stepping up an initiative to clean up unsanitary and foul-smelling toilets to boost tourism and living standards for residents.” Authorities have already renovated 68,000 public toilets in the past three years, and aim to improve the same amount again by 2020. On November 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping again publicized the “toilet revolution” that he launched in 2015, emphasizing that it’s “no small thing” for “building civilized cities and countryside.”


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Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company’s newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.