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Chinese are taught politeness

February 18 2007

On the eve of the 2008 Olympic Games in China, announced a new campaign for education for the people of Beijing civility and politeness, so as not to shock the guests competitions by their behavior. Now, every eleventh day of each month will be held "Days of queuing, while residing in Beijing who will teach in a civilized way to queue.

About the beginning of the campaign the Chinese capital's residents alerted via SMS. Also in the ceremony with drums and flags, during which dobrovoltsynavodili order in the queues at bus stops, arranging residing in Beijing in a straight line.

Local officials argue that the capital's residents have no habit civilized to queue. To get through to the beginning, they use traditional methods, jostling and shoving each other with their elbows. Beijing authorities recognize that the problem of queues in the 15-million city quite serious and can damage the image of the capital of the 2008 Olympics. Therefore, each resident called to feel "a member of the queue" - wrote The Times.

Earlier, China had already taken several measures to improve the cultural image of Beijing, which next year will take the Olympic Games. In particular, residents of the city is forbidden to spit on the street and smoking in public places.

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