Display a Brilliant & Civilized Shanghai to the World

etiquette chineseShanghai officially launched its “A Million Families Learning Etiquette” project over the weekend.

A scheme to teach locals better manners before the 2010 World Expo.

Nothing better than starting off with some catwalk etiquette.

As part of the program

  • 1 million city families will receive etiquette training over the next five years.
  • 4.5 million local families will receive a free citizen manual
  • 415 volunteers will give courses on etiquette in more than 200 community schools.

6 etiquette experts have given lectures, involving family, bla bla bla, as well as how to deal with foreigners.

All this in order to “…display a brilliant and civilized Shanghai to the world,” said Xu Jianping, a section director with the Office for Promoting Ethical and Cultural Progress.

Rumors are, the shouting of Laowai will become extinct.

Sources: No more stares , Etiquette begins

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4 Responses to “Display a Brilliant & Civilized Shanghai to the World”

  1. lychee
    March 3rd, 2006 07:14

    if there are more and more foreigners, anyway nobody will waste time to say laowai anymore…normally such things come naturally…(ok in china this would take longer as it is such a huge country)
    or the opposite? because the other strange thing in china is, that the smaller the villages the less they care to turn around to look at laowais…

  2. Administrator
    March 3rd, 2006 07:19

    Sorry for the slow approving of your comment.

    Chinasnippets moved to a new host.

    Just checked your blog. Some really great pictures.

  3. Shanghai Laundry | Shanghai China | Snippets & Views
    June 15th, 2006 07:36

    Why, you may ask. Well, there are scenes cluttered with laundry hanging in the streets of Shanghai. A pretty normal thing but not something we want to show the rest of the world as it could hurt the Shangai Image. …

  4. Therese
    July 13th, 2006 22:42

    I suspect that the “way to deal with foreigners” will simply be instructing them to say, “Hello, Okay, Thank you, Byebye!” as a happy CCP-sponsored bus ad instructed us in Hong Kong.

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