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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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