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Shanghai's wrong way of learning a right lesson[1]- [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2015-1-11 22:41:53 |Display all floors
Flowers are placed on Tuesday at the site where 36 people were killed in a stampede during a New Year's Eve celebration on the Bund in Shanghai. DING TING / XINHUA

The New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai in which 36 people died and 49 were injured was heartbreaking not only because most of the victims were young, many in their 20s, but also because it happened in China's most modern metropol ...

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Post time 2015-1-11 22:43:40 |Display all floors
I am in favor of not cancelling the lantern festival at Yuyuan Garden. It is really kind of lacking confidence. We don't have to be threatened by the stampede, while we never hesitate to learn a lesson from it. The stampede itself is a lesson for the mass, I believe if the government make preparations for the festival predictably on safety and secuurity, no longer will such a trauma happen. It should not forbid another majority to enjoy a totally different festival,and it wil be not appropriate for them to do so.

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Post time 2015-1-12 13:22:15 |Display all floors
I don't expect the Shanghai authorities - the people who took valuable, ecologically beneficial farmland from peasants for Disney - to be capable of governing anything. However, comparing the Shanghai security people with NYPD is futile because 1)since 1978, the strict regimentation that exists in American organizations, especially its security forces, have disappeared from China, and 2)this regimentation involves society itself. Most Western countries have drilled their people into very obedient citizens as a price - that's often the official reason - for "freedom." Americans are not naïve like the modern post-1978 Chinese.

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Post time 2015-1-12 16:55:06 |Display all floors
government make preparations for the festival predictably

there is nothing the gov. can do. simple as.
this was caused by the people and their lack of common sense, safety, or respect for others.

there are events where there are more people than this attend with no problems.

you regularly hear of kids being trampled to death in schools, much like the shanghai accident.
all down to the people.

even if they did "plan" for huge crowds, how can the police protect the people? all it takes is 1 person to fall down and you have another incident.

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