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No more squatting at Beijing Water Cube toilets
"水立方“中不必"蹲桩"
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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.

  北京(路透社)--周三,一名官员称,北京组织者正在三个主要奥运会场馆改装厕所;之前外国运动员对“蹲桩”有抱怨。

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.

  中国大部分的厕所是蹲式而不是坐式;而最近“水立方“水上运动中心举行的测试活动中,观众们和选手所发现也是这样的情况。

"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."

  ”对于‘鸟巢’(国家体育场)水立方和国家体育馆的厕所改造计划正在进行中;如果技术允许,这些场馆的厕所全部会更换”

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

  他补充道:“对于另外31个场地也会采取相似计划”

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

  “我们尽量多改--特别对于那些给关键客户、运动员、奥林匹克大家庭及媒体使用的厕所“

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

  根据北京晚报本月早些时候报道,北京拥有公厕5200座-排名世界首位。

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.

  Yao说他相信最终大部分中国人终究会和大部分西方世界地区的人们一样采用座式马桶。

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

  他说:“奥运会带来了加快这一转变的机会”

The Beijing Olympics run from August 8 to 24.

  北京奥运会举办时期是从八月八日到八月二十四号


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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
Thank you for your reply :-)

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Post time 2008-3-28 22:04:35 |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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