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The Ugly Chinese...the decay of morality in the Mainland Chinese to the core.


Disclaimer: This video contains graphic footage of a two-year-old girl being run over by two vehicles.

She was dead after intensive care failed to save her life!

The story is a 2-year old girl was knocked down and ran over by a van in China. The driver hit-and-run, then there were a few bystanders pretended not seeing the accident and not helping the little girl.

A second pickup ran over the girl again, and more passers-by are acting “cool” by ignoring the victim as another dead animal on the road. More than ten passers-by saw the victim lying motionless on the road and all of them shamelessly just walking away like nothing happened.

Finally, a rubbish collecting lady gave her hands to carry away the girl after several minutes later before the little girl’s mother appeared. She was awarded 10,000 Yen by the Foshan local government for her good deed.

I always condemn Mainland Chinese that they are no moral but educated stock.

Besides lacking basis moral values amongst the Chinese people, the legal system in China also has partly to be blamed. The compensation for knocking a person dead is much cheaper than hurting the victim. There are also cases the helpers were sued by helping the victims and asked to pay compensation to the victim by the Chinese kangaroo court.

This is unbelievable tragic incident, but not a big surprise for me to see ugly Chinese behave in cool-blooded response.

The selfishness of Chinese is pushed to the core!

Malaysian Chinese (UMNO Malays are no exception) are not far away from the moral decay level as seen in China.

An injured toddler is ignored, and Chinese ask why

By Keith B. Richburg, Thursday, October 20, 12:40 AM

(AP) - A nurse takes care of a 2-year-old girl known as Yue Yue in a hospital in Guangzhou, China. The incident, in which she was struck twice by vans and then ignored by passers-by, is sparking outrage in China and prompting soul-searching over why people didn't help the child.

BEIJIING — Several dramatic recent incidents — including one involving a 2-year-old girl run over in the road while more than a dozen bystanders ignored her plight — have opened a searing debate in China over whether, in the race to get rich, the country might have lost its moral bearings.

The little girl, Yue Yue, who was critically injured and remains in a coma, was run over Thursday by two vehicles as a gruesome video recording captured 18 people walking or driving by who did not intervene. What most shocked many here was that this was just the latest example of Chinese passersby who declined to help others in distress.

At the West Lake UNESCO World Heritage Site in eastern Zhejiang province last week, an unidentified woman, reportedly an American tourist, jumped into the water to rescue a woman who was drowning, possibly attempting suicide. Internet chat sites immediately lighted up with questions about why a foreigner intervened, while no Chinese would.

The reason most often given is that recently in China, bystanders who did intervene to help others have found themselves accused of wrongdoing. In August, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, a bus driver named Yin Hongbing stopped to help an elderly woman who had been struck by a hit-and-run driver. But until he was later vindicated by surveillance videos, Yin was the one accused of hitting the woman.

There have also been several cases of passersby stopping to help elderly people who had fallen, or were pushed, and who then were sued by the elderly victims or were arrested. The thinking here is: They must have been responsible, or they would not have stopped to help.

It did not help matters that the Health Ministry in September issued new “Good Samaritan” guidelines that essentially warn passersby not to rush to help elderly people on the ground, but to first ascertain whether they are conscious and then wait for trained medical personnel to arrive.

One Internet user, in a comment posted after the West Lake incident, wrote: “That tourist was too impulsive. She didn’t know that in China, kind people who save others are often accused of being the perpetrator. The next time you run into someone who was hit by a car, you need to be careful.”

But the case of the toddler lying in the street has ignited a debate about indifference to suffering and whether society itself has suffered some kind of a moral collapse.

“Cracks can be seen in the moral framework of Chinese society,” the Communist Party-owned Global Times newspaper wrote in its lead editorial Wednesday. “Many are asking: What’s wrong with China?”

In response, many here — scholars in interviews and Internet users in chat rooms — have turned the blame on the government. They say that the breakdown began during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and ’70s and that in a system that does not respect individual rights and freedoms, people take their cue from the behavior of officials at the top.

“I think the biggest problem is the corruption of the government officials,” said Zhou Xiaozheng, a sociology professor at Renmin University in Beijing, in an interview. He used an old Chinese idiom: If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beams will go askew.

Hu Xingdou, an economics professor at Beijing Institute of Technology, said he saw the problem as an absence of religious ethics in what is largely an atheist society. Modern Chinese, he said, “don’t have beliefs, although China has indigenous religions like Taoism and Buddhism. … China is actually an atheist country, and Chinese people are never afraid of God’s punishment.”

Hu added: “The Chinese government has made economic development its central task, which means everything is money-centered. … Both the legal system and the moral system have been sacrificed to money-making.”

In the case of the toddler, the driver who first hit her said in a telephone interview with a Guangdong television station that he had been talking on his phone when the girl walked in front of his vehicle. He said he kept driving because if she were dead, it would only cost him 10,000 to 20,000 renminbi ($1,500 to $3,000), but if she were alive, he would have to pay hundreds of thousands of renminbi in medical bills.

Referring to the driver’s comments, one Internet user posting under the name Ximending Xiaodoujiang wrote, “If the compensation for a death were higher than the cost of medical care, these cases might not happen.”

But, the writer added, it was “unrealistic” to expect a change soon, because for Chinese today, “all they can think about is food and clothes.”

Researcher Liu Liu contributed to this report.

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Opah says:

Meanwhile ugly civil servants in Bolehland are wasting public fund!

Malaysia is plungling into the black hole of deficit.

Cannot wait for PRU13.

Gambit says:

I am more ashamed of the economic crimes by umnoputers such as commissions, scams , CBTs, even murder and the criminal theft of taxpayer money in the bailout of crony banks, financial institutions and industry is going on unabated with help of the “religious rabbit”.

nkkhoo says:

These are signs of moral decay.

Syifa says:

Sama seperti najis dadah, rasuah juga musuh utama negara yang wajib diperangi. Berapa ramai orang muda sekarang yang tahu bahawa rasuah itu salah di sisi oleh undang-undang dan ditegah oleh agama? Malangnya rasuah tetap berleluasa dikalangan kroni umno dan Jakim dan SPRM tak buat tindakan langsung.

Manja says:

Inilah topik untuk Himpun!

lokgp says:

Then, ponder on the bad incentives that made it as such. Why did it turn into “prove you are innocent, if not, then you are guilty” ?

Perhaps the pressure on the police and prosecution to swiftly close cases is causing this. How did this happened? Perhaps this is urged by the public themselves to quickly close the cases.

Because Chinese people are so poor right now, they will risk their life just to gain more money for their families.

It seems to me, the only long term solution is through public outroar, guilt, and public reprimandation, and then forming better moral standards. But then, it will take time. The media is doing a great job in exposing these events. It does remind us of our inaction in similar situation.

nkkhoo says:

Selfishness is deeply rooted in our Chinese culture. I have to admit my parents are in the same category, many other Chinese I know are holding this same attitude, “Less trouble if less mingling other business.”

The hardship for average people in China, atheism and iron-fist political climate have created today’s immoral Chinese population.

I was told by an Indian from India that they do not bother to see many dead bodies or to help dying people on the streets in Mumbai.

lokgp says:

Hi Khoo,

I understand your sentiments. I had the same feelings.
But I think through it again before I slept, then i figured out that the legislation of only RMB 20k fine for death is the best solution to maintain law and order.

I asked myself, why can’t the laws bring the punishment of accidental death up to RMB 10 million? That should ensure that death are prevented…. that’s what I thought.

But after thinking thoroughly….. considering how poor the Chinese people are, the higher punishment fine will create negative consequences. Consequences that are way worse than now. What if chinese people take this incentive for suicide instead? Rather than deter the problem, it most probably will worsen the problem.

The law is good at the moment. It had decided that to be fair to more people, some people have to suck up the unfairness.
It had decided that instead of attempting to instill moral values by law, it would instead try to instill them through public outroar. Guilt. Shame. These are much stronger than moral values enforced by law.

For now, just live with it. Over time, the chinese people will gradually have greater moral due to social impact.

My humble opinion,

nkkhoo says:

Your assumption is wrong, poor people in China cannot afford to buy car.

China is lacking a law to protect those good deed people who help the victim. For accident compensation, impose insurance coverage for every vehicle like in Malaysia.

Those accident causing death should be charged under the criminal law, not compensation.

The law in China is ridiculous, you have to prove you are innocent, not the prosecutor to proven you are guilty.