How is it not safe in China?
Matthew Asia, Paper Cup Sales & Marketing
Answered Nov 17
I’ve asked many Chinese how dangerous China is during my 11 years here and it’s almost always the same answer: “China is very dangerous, there are many pickpockets.”
The Chinese have a very different definition of dangerous than I do, and this is due to having a much lower rate of random violence and life threatening theft.
China is the safest country I’ve lived in, much safer than Australia where I grew up.
If you really want to find an angle, I would say China is somewhat dangerous in terms of pollution and food/product safety. It’s also not safe if you’re an idiot when driving on the roads, because there’s so many vehicles that if you lose control for a moment there’s likely to be something or someone next to you for you to hit.
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David Barry, Fortunate To Have Lived in The Far East For Many Years.
Answered Nov 29
A genuine version of the question should be more like: “Is it safe in China?”
“How is it not safe in China?”, is assuming that it is not safe and asking why!
Also the language is slightly childish. Have you been to China? What sources have you studied that make you assume that China is not safe?
I’ll give you an answer from someone who has lived in China for ten years. That’s me! CHINA IS SAFE. In my experience China is safer than the other countries I have lived in and visited. These other countries include the UK where I have witnessed a vast amount of crime; violence, vandalism etc. In India also, where I had to be vigilant about theft and being financially cheated. In ten years in China, I never suffered from crime or witnessed any crime. I was sometimes shocked by some of the bad driving habits, but on the whole, China is VERY SAFE!
Responsible sources will not lie about China being unsafe.