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Xi’s ‘toilet revolution’ sees boom in Japanese-style washlets

When Chinese President Xi Jinping recently ordered a nationwide clean-up targeting the nation’s putrid public toilets, party cadres quickly got to work. The country saw a rash of “showrooms” that displayed idealized creations with deodorant, piped-in music and even automatic flushing. Reports say that Beijing this month issued rulings ordering restaurants to check toilets once […]

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