sigh. China still has a LONG way to go to catch up Taiwan. It’s true that it’s economically developed, but the standard of living still needs a lot of adjustments and improvements. It’s either extreme poverty or the other way round.
I’m actually living in Shanghai now, just got back from Taiwan a week ago for summer. Damn school, damn parents working here in China. :fume: Anyways, first week back in Shanghai seems to give me a rather bad impression of Chinese people, though it’s always like that , but this time it was like, OMG why am I spending high school ed. here.
First thing, I saw a very little girl, about the age of 6 or 7, begging for money inside the subway train. She was pulling and bugging this Shanghainese with a skateboard! Inside the subway train, in the car that I was in! I mean, how come I can see this in a really economically developed city that is world known? Will you see this in Taipei Metro? It shows the extreme poverty China has on the other side (West) of the country. Whatever the boosting economy is in China, it’s all about the cities along the East Coast. What about central China? And even further?
I also saw this guy carrying a paper bag filled with plastic bottles in a pretty high-class department store (Raffle’s City for the folks that been to Shanghai or is living here now), and I was just in time to notice him looking through a trash can beside an escalator. I was like, eh? This is not your place. I don’t mean that he should not be permitted to enter this department store, it’s just that it shows the imbalance of wealth in China. Poor people actually have to go into department store to look for plastic bottles to collect in Shanghai to make a living, and to get kid to beg inside a subway train. To me it’s just plain ridiculous.
If the media is to film the standard of living towards inner China and compare them with the developed cities along the East Coast and present them as documentary, China has seriously a LONG LONG way to go. I’m not totally against China just because I don’t like them. There are things I encounter that makes me feel the distance between, let’s not say China and Taiwan but two big developed cities, Shanghai and Taipei, is increasing. I really want to say that Shanghai is mostly cover with spits and trash and awful smells. Only for some high-class areas where it reflects the living standard of a developed city, but that’s like what, 10% of whole Shanghai? Shanghainese are pretty rude too, I’m sorry to say. It’s still difficult to walk calmly and unstressfully inside subway stations. People bump into you even if there are only you and him/her. Doesn’t make sense eh? Where are there eyes?
Anyways. I miss Taiwan lots, lots and lots. lol.
To CCP: Who the hell cares how developed your freakin’ country is? Is your people catching up with the immediate transformation? The appearance of your modern country is well broadcasted to the rest of the world, but how about the other side? Which side holds a greater percentage? The poor or the wealthy? The primitive or the advance? Please fix all these problems before wanting a reunification with Taiwan. Just stop butting into Taiwan’s business and its relation with the International. Leave us alone. Do your job first.
Oh well, just my comments here.