Interesting. Did not know it was so serious here but makes sense given the general “safeness” in the country.
As a foreigner on a visa-exempt entry, is it perhaps stirring up trouble to go to the police with a petty theft of personal property where there is video evidence? Pointless/waste of time if I don’t speak Chinese?
Again it isn’t as important to me to get the item back (frankly in this whole Coronavirus climate I wouldn’t want it back because you never know who took it), as is the concept of “justice.”
I think if you are legally here, it won’t be a trouble of you. There is a police station dealing with foreigner related cases and you are supposed to get a translator in a court, and having a court case might be a reason to be granted a visa (extension).
Yes I am here legally, but that is a funny perspective to get a visa exemption based on a court case.
I’m not sure I’d want a court case though or even to report it to the police, more than anything because it seems like such a thing would make the newspapers?
I don’t have a desire for the public eye in that way - and it seems that if even somebody stealing a fruit or can of coffee will make some news site somewhere, you get a foreigner reporting a petty theft and it just has the potential to go viral, at least in a small way. Not sure that’s what I want to be known for…
Those things are easy to trace… it’s not that easy to get away with credit card fraud anymore especially since the bank loses money on this. Anyways get it charged back and they’ll find whoever used it…