This week sees the Kunming local government’s valiant attempt to stop people spitting in the city. Each day 116,000 antibacterial phlegm bags will be distributed in streets, at bus stops etc by the wonderfully named, "Kunming Municipal National Hygiene City Establishment Task Force"! I wish them every success, but frankly I fear they have no chance of breaking such an ingrained habit. People here spit all the time and all over the place - even in the corridors of my school, unless I spot them first! It’s often the first sound I hear when I wake up. At least someone in leadership has at last recognised how unhygienic and unsavoury it all is.
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