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An American in China

I Wonder if China Will enforce Her Laws Today

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 5, 2011


This is a sad but true statement for those of us who live in China. For most people you take it for granted that yes, stealing is illegal and if you do so , then there are consequences, but alas this is not true in China. For those of us who live here, we are at the whims of the gods of communism and what laws they wish to enforce on a day by day basis. For instance, should I wake up late and uncle chicom decides that illegal taxis are bad, then today I cannot take a rickshaw cab to work and will be more tardy. If uncle chicom is too busy getting drunk and off with his KTV mistress, then maybe today there will be a bevy of such illegal forms of transport. As for DVD’s, its the same. Maybe today as I descend the stairs, I will be greeted by no less than 6 people offering me the latest in pirated works, or maybe not, it all depends on who us up to date on their bribes.
It is interesting to think of the locals and how confusing life must be for them. The notion of law must be an abstract idea that has no real bearing on their lives, or so it seems to me.

2 Responses to “I Wonder if China Will enforce Her Laws Today”

  1. Gowron said

    laws? what laws? how can China do something impossible, as enforce some imaginary figment of their imagination.

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