Miss your mark in the toilet? Pay $20 fine
BEIJING (AFP) - People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in a Chinese city, officials said, provoking online derision over how the rule will be enforced.
The penalty will apply to those who urinate outside the bowl of facilities in Shenzhen, the southern boom town neighbouring Hong Kong, although draft regulations seen by AFP did not specify a minimum quantity of spillage required to be classified as a violation.
"Such uncouth use of a public toilet will be fined 100 yuan (S$20) by authorities" from next month, a city government official told AFP on Tuesday.
Users of China's rumbustious weibo social networks poured scorn on the measures, raising the prospect of hordes of toilet inspectors being deployed to inspect performance.