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Post time 2013-6-16 03:39:40 |Display all floors
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One day walking back home from my school I came across a brawl at a Mahjong parlor. A dozen or more people were watching from just outside. I witnessed a man sucker punch an older gentleman who fell down to the couch. He then turned to a young lady (early 30’s) and hit her in the face, she fell to the ground and was out cold. A little girl (no more than7-8) stood in front of the women on the ground crying. I looked around and was astonished no one reacted to save the helpless woman and child. When the man grabbed a heavy wooden chair and was about to hit the unconscious woman, I rushed in and held on to the chair. I positioned myself between the irate man and the young woman and child, trying to calm him down. He then picked up another chair to which I also grabbed. I eventually succeeded to calm the situation without speaking a word of Chinese.

Later talking to a policeman, he told me that I should of not gotten involved and should of called the police.

I question this because had I not intervened…..

The woman would have been dead and child seriously hurt (or worse)


How can Chinese law advocate “noninterference” when someone helpless is about to be killed?

To sit by and witness such a horrible act and do nothing?

Has China lost its moral compass?


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Post time 2013-6-16 03:49:30 |Display all floors
I am surprised you asked such a question!  You have been in China long enough to realize that this is normal here.

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grb Post time: 2013-6-16 03:49
I am surprised you asked such a question!  You have been in China long enough to realize that this i ...

And that is what I fear....
What kind of "harmonious" society would there be if people don't act when wrongs are about to be done?
The lack of concern and care among the people is not a good sign for China.
In the long run.....
This will deter a better future.

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Post time 2013-6-16 04:04:43 |Display all floors
UYA Post time: 2013-6-16 04:01
And that is what I fear....
What kind of "harmonious" society would there be if people don't act w ...

The "harmonious" society is a term used by the government.  I have rarely heard an ordinary Chinese citizen speak of a harmonious society.

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grb Post time: 2013-6-16 04:04
The "harmonious" society is a term used by the government.  I have rarely heard an ordinary Chines ...

hence....
the govenment should urge people to be active in the well being of Chinese society.

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Post time 2013-6-16 04:12:15 |Display all floors
UYA Post time: 2013-6-16 04:09
hence....
the govenment should urge people to be active in the well being of Chinese society.

People are afraid if they get involved it will cost them money.

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grb Post time: 2013-6-16 04:12
People are afraid if they get involved it will cost them money.

I read stories about this.
and about the kid in foshan in a hit and run case.
why to chinese people "over react" to such isolated cases?
China will not go anywhere unless a better social environment is established.

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