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Thursday, 20 March 2008


One aspect of the forthcoming Olympics to be held in Beijing later this year that has received scant attention, up until now, is that of toilets.

China is now rushing to install Western sit-down toilets for the expected 500,000 foreign Olympics visitors, having been prodded into action by complaints about Asian-style squat toilets.

Yao Hui, deputy head of venue management, said:

"A lot of parties have raised the question of toilets... We have told the venues to improve on this.

Most of the Chinese people are used to the squat toilet, but nowadays more and more people demand sit-down toilets.

However, it will take some time for this transition

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