It’s just around the corner–another government "campaign" — this one to ‘civilize’ the residents of Beijing in preparation for the Olympics. The campaign will be launched next month, and will be coordinated by the Capital Civilization Office. 4.3 million families will receive booklets on manners and ettiquite, and "civilization supervisors" will be deputized to monitor behavior in public, with authority to levy fines on the spot for things like spitting, cursing, pushing in line, and littering.
Civilization supervisor…..now there’s an interesting job. Where do I sign up ? Oh, right….the Capital Civilization Office. I wonder if they take foreigners….