Why is Beijing so “Clean”?

Why is Beijing so “Clean”?

One of the many things I was impressed with was how clean Beijing was. I am talking in terms of rubbish and not hygiene and pollution.
You can spend your whole time here without seeing a single piece of rubbish on the floor which is extremely impressive for a city with a population of more than 20 million. I was genuinely intrigued on how a city can be maintained so tidy. After a few days I noticed that on nearly every street there are “street cleaners” equipped with a metal dustbin and straw sweeper who pick up waste as soon as it hits the floor. You soon realise that this isn’t that hard since the wages here are relatively low and China is one of the richest countries in the world.

3 Replies to “Why is Beijing so “Clean”?”

  1. Dear Phil,

    We have just read your comments about Beijing. How amazing that it is so clean and orderly. Do you know that there are as many people in Beijing as there are in the whole of Australia!
    Keep on enjoying and exploring – your trip sounds most impressive.

    Lots of love, Nanna and Poppie

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