Of 2,087 signs checked, 479 were non-standard. Shanghai Railway Station had the highest rate of non-standard signs, Yurenminbi Garden the lowest.
The report found 26.1% of signs did not have the proper English expression or no English at all. Incoherent English was found in many places, such as Shanghai Gymnasium and Shanghai Indoor Stadium, Tibet Road S. and Xizang Road S.
There were also misspellings and misleading expressions. For example, ‘guest stop’ instead of ‘staff only.’
A quarter of the signs indicating toilets, no smoking or currency exchange, were found with non-standard images.
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