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Xiao Tong Improves Public Safety in China [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-3-17 02:55:05 |Display all floors
It is no surprise to visitors to China that public safety there is still a developing concept. Never mind the traffic situation, you just have to walk down a sidewalk and you may be exposed to eye damage from workers arc-welding right in the street or from cuts and bruises from people doing construction work right in public areas. In China you are more responsible for your own safety than in the west.

Our neighbour Xiao Tong was back home in Henan for the summer with her kids. She took her little boy to a go-cart track for some fun. The kid was happy and excited until he touched a hot go-cart engine with both hands, burning his palms. It was very painful. Quite a scene!

There was no warning sign, no protective cover on the engine and no first aid supplies.  The business owner told Xiao Tong he had no first-aid supplies, he was running an amusement park not a hospital.

Xiao Tong was extremely angry. She returned the next day with a lawyer and "made a lot of noise".

I suspect that nothing happened within the Chinese legal system on this issue, but that the owner probably was so shocked by the response of this mother to her injured "xiao laowei", that he probably decided to make safety improvements to his buisiness just to avoid further aggravation from other customers.

In this way, small improvements are gradually made across China.

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Post time 2007-3-17 04:06:46 |Display all floors
i went to a go-kart track on ao men  (sp?) lu in North Shanghai. i crashed into a pillar that had no padding whatsoever. i broke my collar bone and 6 bones in my hand. my insurance, to my surprise, lists it as a 'dangerous sport' in china.

legal redress would cost more than its worth. the worthless piece of crap scumbag owners said they would compensate me but then just pissed me around and wasted my time. Lying immoral shameless scumbags


another laowai broke his neck there, no improvements have ever been made to their safety....

welcome to china and chinese ethics and morality!

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Post time 2007-3-17 12:50:25 |Display all floors
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Post time 2007-3-17 12:57:42 |Display all floors

Dear Seneca...

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Post time 2007-3-17 13:32:10 |Display all floors

Common Sense

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Post time 2007-3-17 15:39:29 |Display all floors
Precautionary measures are necssary for amusment facilities, but I guess they cannot be too sepcific and sometimes parents just have to pay more attention to their kids as kids themselves are not aware of danger as they didn't uderstantd those signs and signals.

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