“We are Olympic hosts and should give visitors from home and abroad a good impression”
A quote from a Beijing resident as part of a China Daily article reporting the launch of “Seat-giving day”. From now on the 22nd of each month passengers on public transport will be urged to offer their seats to those in greater need of it – elderly/pregnant/disabled (etc) fellow passengers.
This is one of the initiatives used by the city authorities in the months and years preceding the Games to encourage residents to be more considerate to the sensitivities of foreign visitors during the Olympics. Here at the BOB we will try and keep a record of these initiatives as the list grows. To date we have:
- 11th every month: Queuing day
- 22nd every month: Seat-giving day
- Spit bag deployment to tackle one of the most obvious cultural sticking points
This list will be added to, so any suggestions will be welcomed…