Think the Chinese government only became interested in stopping spitting after SARS? Think again! They’ve been promoting an anti-spitting stance since before the Cultural Revolution. Unfortunately, if our frequent walks around the city are any indication, 50 years of no spitting propaganda has had very little effect on the behavior. HOCK-PUY!
(We just realized why this video seemed so familiar – and it wasn’t because we got a loogie launched our way. It was featured in an older Shanghaiist post about getting ready for the Olympics and Expo (both of which have yet to curtail spitting permanently, it seems) earlier this year. oops!)
Source: Shanghai Ginger Guy