To finally restore some law and order in this chaotic town of ours, the Shanghai government has updated its decades-old list of things you really shouldn’t do.
Sixth Tone has this new list of “Seven Don’ts” for Shanghai residents. Please, read carefully:
1) Don’t let pets disturb neighbors
2) Don’t cut in line
3) Don’t park vehicles in a disorderly manner
4) Don’t waste food
5) Don’t make noise
6) Don’t jaywalk
7) Don’t litter
This is the first time that the Shanghai Spiritual Civilization Construction Commission Office (SSCCCO) has revised its list of recommended public behaviors since the original one was released 22 years ago.
Of the original list, only two “don’ts” survived — the ones about littering and jaywalking. Meanwhile, the warnings against spitting, destroying public property, destroying nature, smoking in public places and cursing have been relegated to a bygone era.
“Times are changing, and society is developing, but many people still have bad habits,” a SSCCCO publicity department employee told Sixth Tone.
Of course, these “Seven Don’ts” should not be confused with the slightly longer list of “Nine Don’ts“released by China’s National Tourist Administration last year which if violated could get you placed on the dreaded blacklist.
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