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Post time 2008-3-19 19:28:23 |Display all floors
No more squatting at Beijing Water Cube toilets

By Liu Zhen 16 minutes ago

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing organisers are refitting the toilets at three main Olympic venues after complaints from foreign athletes about having to squat, an official said on Wednesday.


Most toilets in China are still of the squat rather than sit-down variety, as spectators and competitors at recent test events in otherwise state of the art venues like the "Water Cube" aquatics centre discovered.


"In my personal point of view, there are cultural differences between Chinese and Western people. Chinese are more used to squat toilets," said Yao Hui, a senior official responsible for the management of Olympic venues.

  负责奥运场馆管理的高管Yao Hui说:”在我个人来看,这是中西方文化差异。中国人对蹲式更习惯“

"Toilet alteration projects at the Bird's Nest (National Stadium), the Water Cube and National Indoor Stadium are ongoing and if technical conditions permit, all the toilets in these stadiums will be changed."


A similar project will be expanded to more of the 31 venues in the city, he added.


"We will change the toilets in as many as we can, especially those for the key clients, athletes, Olympic family members and the media."


Beijing has 5,200 public toilets, the Beijing Evening Post reported earlier this month, more than any city in the world.


Yao said he believed that eventually, the majority of Chinese would use the sit-down variety of toilet, as people do in large parts of the developed world.


"The Olympics is an opportunity to speed up the transition," he said.


The Beijing Olympics run from August 8 to 24.


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Post time 2008-3-28 16:46:57 |Display all floors
Chinese are more used to squat toilets ...

maybe because of their short wang?... it cannot dip on the bowl.

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Post time 2008-3-28 18:24:23 |Display all floors
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Westerners really like to read when they sit on the toilet. Magazine racks are common in many western homes. I mean, who will interrupt you when you are sitting on the toilet! So, it is the "ultimate" private time. Really, it is a super common aspect of western behavior.
Interestingly, the most common thing you see on toilet seats in China are... foot prints!...(gotta squat)

Want to know the most common argument in a western family concerning the toilet.. There are two: 1. the woman wants the seat down and the man wants the seat up... the man leaves the seat up and the woman does not notice and she falls in the toilet!! Very angry woman!... VERY ANGRY!
2. which way should the toilet paper unroll... should the roll face the fall and be pulled from the front, or should the roll be turned around and unroll from the back side... from against the wall... duh! Seems pretty trivial, but it is a common argument between a husband and wife in the USA ...

That's about it


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