Kunming has finally been classified as a "civilized" city. It was one of the last Provincial Capital cities in China to get the status and had to make three attempts over five years before finally landing the award.
The requirements to pass included things like cleaner rivers and lakes, clearer road signage, more (and free) public toilets, better traffic management, fewer street vendors, less spitting, pedestrians crossing at zebra crossings (and cars stopping to let them), more controls on dog fouling, regular health and safety checks in restaurants etc.
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