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Chinese Authorities Employing 'Two Fly' Rule for Public Bathrooms

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- In an effort to boost the level of hygiene in Beijing's public restrooms, Chinese health officials have instituted a rule that only permits two flies, or only two users, in any public toilet.

The BBC reports the cleanliness rules also seek to regulate the emptying of trash bins and even monitor and improve bathroom odor.  The standards are meant to improve the conditions in bathrooms most frequented by tourists, which in many cases are sorely lacking to say the least.

What's not known is how the "two fly" policy and the other regulations will be monitored or enforced.

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