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Old 07-17-2014, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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The mainland has 1.3 billion people and many are poor farmers (or used to be) with little education. Therefore you will always see people with bad behaviors.

However, if you visit cities in mainland, you won't see kids sh*t on the street. Sometimes the stories are a little exaggerated. In mainland cities, public restrooms are much more common (though with undesirable quality). They are built and maintained by local government. Some visitors to Hong Kong may not expect the difficulty of finding a toilet.
I saw many grandparents who let their grand children pee in open rubbish bins inside the hospital instead of bringing them in the toilets that are just near where they were seated. Some pee are just scatteref under the seats as well as the seats have some tiny holes.

When I was in HK Disneyland, a couple also made their son around 6 years of age to poop just near the benches in front of food stalls.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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^ I notice most Korean grocery stores here are much cleaner. They also have eftpos machines.

In China you see a lot of kids with bumless pants to make pooping anywhere they wish easier. Maybe if the kids poop on the lawn the parents should carry 'doggie bags' and bin it lmao.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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You also need to understand most Chinese people over 50 years old have suffered hunger and poverty. They could not even have enough food. The society was not fair to them and was very unstable. The policies could change over night and they could lose everything in another day. Therefore, they are always anxious and are afraid of losing "opportunities".

If you compare their behaviors to the behaviors of those who suffered the same, such as many Africans or Latin Americans etc., you will find they are not too bad. I traveled to Egypt before, and I found all the negative stereotypes associated with Chinese can be found in Egypt, often worse.
Latin Americans ? How can they act uncivilise when most of them have gotten western culture due to their great grandparents who came from the west ?
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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You also need to understand most Chinese people over 50 years old have suffered hunger and poverty. They could not even have enough food. The society was not fair to them and was very unstable. The policies could change over night and they could lose everything in another day. Therefore, they are always anxious and are afraid of losing "opportunities".

If you compare their behaviors to the behaviors of those who suffered the same, such as many Africans or Latin Americans etc., you will find they are not too bad. I traveled to Egypt before, and I found all the negative stereotypes associated with Chinese can be found in Egypt, often worse.
Would it be better if China is a democratic country and not under a communist government?
Have this crossed into your mind?
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:26 PM
 
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Would it be better if China is a democratic country and not under a communist government?
Have this crossed into your mind?
Usually, in communist countries, everyone is the same but doesn't seem so much in China as there are already so many wealthy Chinese.

There are also few good things about communist like everyone has access to education and health and look at the infrastructure in China, it is quite good...much much better than most countries.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:46 AM
 
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Would it be better if China is a democratic country and not under a communist government?
Have this crossed into your mind?
Think about India... Also, most non-democratic countries in the world are not communist. Not every nation can build democracy easily.

If China was not a communist country, the economy could have been better though.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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Think about India... Also, most non-democratic countries in the world are not communist. Not every nation can build democracy easily.

If China was not a communist country, the economy could have been better though.
Who knows, India is a 'democracy' yet it's economy has fared far worse than China. Some authoritarianism/central control can be helpful in making things happen, even if it is, paradoxically, large scale economic liberalisation reforms.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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there are not 2 creatures mainland chinese and foreign chinese there is only one.
chinese. and its 83% in singapore.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Macao
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there are not 2 creatures mainland chinese and foreign chinese there is only one.
chinese. and its 83% in singapore.
City-data's infamous hit-and-run poster. Huckleberry. He'll never come back to view this thread again either.

But, he couldn't be more wrong. There is HUGE distinction between Singaporean-Chinese and Mainland Chinese in behaviors, etc.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:51 PM
 
Location: singapore
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I think there is a fine associated with spitting in public in Singapore?
Yes there is .. If i am not wrong S$1000.

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