Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, July 1 – One thing that is hard to avoid while living in China is the Asian style toilet, otherwise known as the “squatty potty.” Newer apartments, stores, restaurants, etc., that are in the bigger cities (at least in Eastern China, not sure about inland and Western) have Western toilets, or both available. But, many places don’t! So, as an expat or tourist in China, if you plan to go out, you need to get used to using the Asian toilets. You have to provide your own tissue in most public restrooms. Soap and a way to dry your hands are also often nonexistent. I’ve seen quite a bit of recent information that squatties are much better for your health, and in Western countries, you can now buy various products to convert your Western toilet to a squatty potty!