Xiamen promotes civilized dining manners
A sign is put on a dining table in a restaurant in Xiamen, Fujian province to remind diners of observing dining etiquette. [Photo by Chen Lixin/taihainet.com]
The catering service units in Xiamen, Fujian province have been implementing epidemic control and prevention and operation management under the guidance of the municipal bureau of commerce since October.
The management includes various aspects spanning detailed epidemic control and prevention, guaranteeing food safety, and implementing civilized dining manners.
The city is constructing a type of canteen that encourages dinners to use serving chopsticks and spoons, offers separate meals, and does not sell dishes made with wild animals, and advocates against food waste.
The promotion of serving chopsticks and spoons and the introduction of separate meals have not only been implemented in hotels and restaurants, but also in small and private restaurants and food stalls.
The municipal bureau of commerce has also been bolstering efforts to ensure the safety and sanitation of shopping malls, supermarkets and catering service businesses to aid the development of a national civilized city.
For instance, in RT-Mart, janitors carry out frequent sterilization starting from around 6 am, disinfecting and cleaning shopping carts, baskets, and escalators once an hour.
Xiamen is one of the most economically competitive cities in China and was one of the first Special Economic Zones on the Chinese mainland. As a vice-provincial city independently listed on the State development plan, it has provincial-level authority in economic administration and local legislative power. In 2010, the Xiamen SEZ was expanded to cover the entire municipality. Today, Xiamen is a modern and international port city.