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I was surprised when I first time saw kids in public in china wearing open-crotch trousers and their lovely butts. I wondered if children could speak and shout out loud DADDY, MOMMY, PLEASE COVER MY PRIVATE PARTS! I felt that their private parts are not private anymore since they are exposed to everyone and everything. Later I started asking questions about this bad phenomenon and the answers I got were all about conveniences. Is it all about giving children the convenience of using the bathroom wherever and whenever they want or because the once that look after these children are lazy enough to take care of their needs? What does convenience mean in the first place? Pooping and peeing in public places?  if we can take into consideration the consume of  diapers that can contribute to solve some of the environmental problems , then is it civilized for babies to pee and defecate on the entrance of the shopping mall or beside a restaurant? Some people may say that it is a good idea to save some cash to buy dippers and nappies; I don’t think that parents in major cities in china can't afford these expenses.

I think if kids can speak for themselves they will take to the streets to protest against these acts instead of peeing and pooping all over the sidewalks.     

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Reply Report Kevinfly 2017-5-27 11:03
It is an improper habit but exist for so long. The good side is more and more young parents never dress their kid with open-crotch trousers.
Reply Report cmknight 2017-5-29 11:51
I was surprised when I first time saw kids in public in china wearing open-crotch trousers and their lovely butts. ""

Wait ... What??? Did you just admire toddlers'rear-ends? Please, please tell us you were using a poor choice of words!!
Reply Report seneca 2017-5-29 12:40
Westerners with a better command of the Chinese language have told me time and again that the Chinese language does not have a word that adequately reflects the meaning of the English word "private". Indeed, the Chinese are an extremely communitarian lot. They do as others of their ilk do, never as tfhey might do if left to their own devices. Chinese public loos are open to more than one side. Embarrassment is not a Chinese sentiment.

During one of my visits to a friend and his family we took a stroll in a leafy and well maintained public park. After one hour of walking, my friend's 5-year-old son complained about high pressure I his bladder. We were only 200 meters away from my friend's block of apartments but he walked him to the edge of the park and encouraged him to relieve himself there. He even commented that he knew that in the Wet such behaviour was viewed with disgust but "we Chinese have been doing it this way since ancient times.." I was speechless.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-5-29 12:52
seneca: Westerners with a better command of the Chinese language have told me time and again that the Chinese language does not have a word that adequately re ...
Hahahah. That's true .
Reply Report Ratfink 2017-5-29 20:47
seneca: Westerners with a better command of the Chinese language have told me time and again that the Chinese language does not have a word that adequately re ...
Seneca, they do have a word for "private parts" in Mandarin.  It's as follows along with it's meaning.

Yinsibuwei - 隐私部位 - Privacy parts, i.e. genitals and breasts.
Reply Report seneca 2017-5-29 20:55
Ratfink: Seneca, they do have a word for "private parts" in Mandarin.  It's as follows along with it's meaning.

Yinsibuwei - 隐私部位 - Privacy part ...
That may be so but that was not what I was talking about.
Reply Report hi222 2017-5-30 10:24
cmknight: I was surprised when I first time saw kids in public in china wearing open-crotch trousers and their lovely butts. ""

Wait ... What??? Did  ...
I'm pretty sure it's just a difference in culture. I don't think he meant it that way.
Reply Report Ratfink 2017-5-30 20:58
seneca: That may be so but that was not what I was talking about.
Private, or it's nearest equivalent is Yinsi or privacy. For time alone it's Sirenkongjian (be alone in private), however the concept of privacy in latrines has as far as I am aware never existed in public lavatories, in the same way it didn't exist in European toilets (multiple "holers" until a couple of centuries ago.

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