Beijing to build toi­lets with free Wifi

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Beijing will build 100 toi­lets with free Wifi ac­cess this year, part of the city’s “toi­let rev­o­lu­tion” ef­fort.

The toi­lets will also have ATM ma­chines and charg­ing fa­cil­i­ties for cell phones and elec­tric ve­hi­cles, said Ji Yang, an of­fi­cial with the Beijing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of City Ad­min­is­tra­tion and En­vi­ron­ment.

The es­ti­mated cost of each toi­let is be­tween $7,000 and $15,000, Ji said.

In the past four toi­let rev­o­lu­tions, which be­gan in 1965, 1989, 1994 and 2002, the city elim­i­nated pit toi­lets, fees for toi­let use and ren­o­vated public toi­lets in al­ley­ways. As of 2015, there were 5.77 public toi­lets per 10,000 peo­ple in the city, higher than the na­tional stan­dard of 4.

LIU RANYANG / CHINA NEWS SER­VICE

Slack­line en­thu­si­ast Zhang Liang com­peted in Shangri-La, Yun­nan prov­ince, on Tues­day. Zhang walked across the slack­line, which was only 1-inch wide and 197 feet long, in nearly six min­utes.

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