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Law versus Custom - Which is more long lasting? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-8-19 09:48:30 |Display all floors
Laws are sand, customs are rock.  Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.  - Mark Twain

In waking a tiger, use a long stick. - Mao Tse-Tung

When it comes to China - there is a marvelous mix of laws and customs that to the outsider, can be confusing.  But then again, it is a common theme that comes with long lasting cultures.  To that end, I ask the forum - what lasts longer, laws or customs?

Customs, like foot binding - was done away with by the end of a gun barrel.

Laws, like food and drug standards - have been kept in check by the end of a gun barrel.
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Post time 2007-8-20 14:15:35 |Display all floors

This is not a fashionable post it seems

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Post time 2007-8-20 14:55:37 |Display all floors
of course,the custom last longer than the law.
the custom will exit as long as the human exit
but the law is the production of human socity,
Work hard with quality to catch up with Britain and the Unit State in 15 years.

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Post time 2007-8-20 15:02:03 |Display all floors

yes i agree

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Post time 2007-8-20 15:02:40 |Display all floors

I will continue drink driving until I end up with no licence

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Post time 2007-8-20 15:09:30 |Display all floors
Originally posted by fluffy at 2007-8-20 15:02


u can drink ur coco-cola..........

unless you Paris Hilted, or Linsad Lohan.........
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2007-8-20 22:27:23 |Display all floors

More Info BUMP!

Curious that the usual crew of forumites have not chosen to speak on this topic.  I do thank caringhk, fluffy, and rickisme for theirs.
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