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I stumbled upon this bad boy while walking around Shanghai. Below the picture, I have typed the park rules and regulations verbatim. All spelling and punctuation is copied directly from the sign.

Shanghai Public Parks Rules for Visitors
Pursuant to the ‘Regulations of Shanghai Municipality on Administration of Public Park’, visitors are advised to observe the following;

1, Parks are accessible to the public during the ‘open’ hours; admission tickets or relevant identity documents, where desired, are to be presented at entrance; children below 1.2 meters in height, mental patients are admitted only under custody;

2, Ethic and moral codes should be duly honored; visitors are expected not to urinate or shit, post ads or posters, and write or carre around in the park, nor to remore or harm anyfacility or equipment in the park; exposing one’s top, lying about, washing and airing clothes, scavenging or begging from others in unallowable; climbing artificial hills, or playing or swimming in the pond or lake is objectionable; ball games and kite-flying are impermissible (unless in designated area);

3, Visitors are not supposed to tease, scare or capture bird, cricket, fish and shrimp, or cicada (expect those for commercial purposes); no animal is allowed to enter the park unless permitted; visitors should take good care of fress, flowers and plants, and should not tear at flowers or plants, dug up fruits or seeds, and collect soll or water plants;

4, Firearms and ammunition, combustibles and explosive, and any other hazardous items are strictly forboidden; firework-playing, barbecuing or comping is bonned (unless in the designated areo) in the park;

5, The visitor to the park should discipline himself instead of making himself a nuisance to others; any group activity in he park shall be subject to the administration of the relevant deparlment of the park; public speech, public meeting or fund-raising of Any nature is inexpedient; activities of feudalistic and superstitious natures, gombling and those banned under law are prohibited; activities of business nature, including setting up a veding stand, peddling about, practicing medicing or distributing propaganda sheets are not allowed;

6, No vehicle (except specidi vehicles for the disabled) shall be admitted inet the park, vehicles allowed into the park should move around slowly;

7, No playing mahiong in the park.

Shanghai Green Administration Bureau
Octber 2002

Over and Out,
An American Girl in China


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Nov. 1st, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
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