Charm school for Chinaby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
Athletes aren't the only ones frantically preparing for the upcoming Beijing Olympics. Chinese citizens are also training for the Games. They're striving to perfect skills like not spitting in public and not urinating on the street.
St. Paul, Minn. — Hordes of foreign tourists will visit China during the 2008 Summer Olympics, which begin next month.
Chinese officials want to make sure its citizens don't embarrass the nation. So they launched what's essentially charm school for a billion people.
Host Mary Lucia and reporter Nikki Tundel discuss China's etiquette campaign -- which includes everything from hygiene tips to rules for standing in line.