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Author Topic: Crime in China  (Read 2541 times)

ericthered

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Re: Crime in China
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2015, 04:08:30 AM »
The same crimes that exist everywhere else in the world exists in China.

Yep. In China, as in every country, it is not the crime but the attitude towards the crime that is fascinating. Compare, if you like, the attitude towards prostitution in China and in Europe. Brothels in Denmark are hidden and illegal, as they are mostly run by horrible organized crime douches, whereas in China one can spot Pink Houses everywhere and no one seems to care. Also, I have recently been informed that, unlike other countries, riding your bike against traffic is, apparently, not illegal in China.
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Re: Crime in China
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2015, 11:35:58 AM »
I think China is a fine place to be misled about what exists and doesn't. And the laws and the attitudes are indeed one thing. But there's also what people really do to one another. It should be fertile ground for a hundred novels this year alone.

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Re: Crime in China
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2015, 05:04:52 PM »
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Re: Crime in China
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2015, 12:15:08 AM »
Technically speaking, you can do that anywhere.

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Re: Crime in China
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2015, 05:23:10 AM »
But I'm sure glad I can walk at night through the streets and parks of my city without worrying about getting mugged.
A lot of foreigners say this, but it doesn't seem too significant to me in the context of so many pickpockets and other crime. Okay, so you feel safe you won't get mugged, but why is that important? Just seems like such a small thing. For example, I have met several foreigners who were mugged here.

Pretty much all the Chinese women I know do not feel safe walking alone in a park at night or day for fear of being raped. Was just reading a couple of blogs by foreign women who also found that out from personal experience, one was attacked by 3 local men, but she escaped. As far as I know, it's common knowledge among Chinese girls and women that going into a park alone is very risky.

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