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Archive for June 25th, 2010

Shanghai , Losing the Faith- Shanghai Citizens Losing Trust in Mankind

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 25, 2010

“Shanghai: More than 90 percent believe that qualities like being honest and keeping promises may suffer losses in a rapidly developing China, an indication of the breaking up of social rules, according to a recent survey in the economic powerhouse Shanghai.

The survey was organized by the Committee of Social and Legal Affairs under Shanghai People’s Political Consultative Conference, a political advisory body to the government, Legal Daily reported.

In the survey, 90.2 percent of respondents had negative expectations about being honest, and 44.2 percent believed that interpersonal trust levels had dropped from five years ago. “To lie can gain benefit,” a citizen said.’

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Shanghai’ed Once Again in Shanghai

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 25, 2010

In Shanghai you cannot even trust the labeling on the goods you consume.

“The quality watchdog in Shanghai recently checked 1,000 products, including seafood and meat, and found that only 40 percent met the quality standard and only 68.4 percent had the right weight printed on the package”

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