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Originally posted by correction at 2011-10-21 16:50
The parents of that poor little girl should be charged in court for gross negligence that resulted in the death of their 2 year old toddler.
She was left there on the road for such a long time,
Is that all, Mr Correction ?
I am sure the little girl's mother will welcome your charge of gross negligence with open arms.
If only that would answer her grief that she is going through ............. she'd rather suffer that than the loss of her daughter.
Again, I ask that the charge of gross negligence be proved beyond reasonable doubts.
That entails how much you gweilos understand how the Chinese people live their lives.
True, the Chinese drivers are mostly reckless. They drove fast and do not follow the known traffic rules. But they are not killers. They just have their own unwritten rules, though not the best and could be improved and should as more and more western cars (thanks for Seneca's acknowledgement !) becoming a part of the livelihood of the Chinese people.
I remember visiting my relatives who live in a small town some years ago. Every morning, my elderly aunt who lives in the countryside would visit her sons and grandchildren in the small town. One day, I panicked when I saw her walking to a market place. She was leisurely walking right in the middle of the road intermingled with scooters, motor-bikes, cars and buses honking loudly and intermittently. She wasn't alone. There were some who dashes across in a hurry and so on. As it was a small road in a small place, I guess the motorists understood the unwritten rules of tolerance of such jaywalkers and the town people trusting drivers in their small place.
For me, I panicked at the sight. That was not the only scene of danger that I had witnessed in China. In Beijing some time ago, I saw a Chinese boy of 5 or 6 years' old playing hide-and-seek and catch with a young gweilo whom I guessed was a tourist living nearby. They were in some sort of a car park. There were cars driving in and out but the two just enjoyed outwitting each other. At a corner, I heard the little boy's father shouting to him, "careful, careful of the cars!" After a short while of catch and hide, the father reined in his little boy. That was a relief although I did enjoy the fun the boy and the gweilo tourist had while also wary of the danger to the little boy (as you know kids!).
There were many of such brushes I personally had but they are no worries.
In any case, prove your gross negligence !
I am sure that will be many times lighter a punishment to the mother as compared to her loss of a child.