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Xi calls for a ‘toilet revolution’
November 27, 2017, 11:56 am

Xi wants to improve China’s image and bring more tourists to the country [Xinhua]

President Xi Jinping is proposing a revolution of a different sort – a toilet revolution to improve China’s image as well as the quality of life for its citizenry.

The proposal is part of Xi’s initiative to establish a new countryside.

The construction of clean toilets is an important part of pushing urban and rural civilization, and more efforts should be made in both cities and rural areas to upgrade toilets, Xi said in remarks carried out by the state news agency Xinhua.

In 2015, the Chinese government launched a country-wide campaign to upgrade toilet facilities within hygienic standards for domestic and touristic usage.

Just last month, the government announced that it had installed and revamped 68,000 toilets at tourist destinations, 19.3 per cent more than the target decided in 2015.

Upgrading public toilets is seen as a necessary step to improving tourism facilities and bringing more visitors to the country.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

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