What things in China do you admire and think that your own home countries should have? I’m doing a short trip to visit my relatives and family friends who live in the Philippines and I can’t help thinking about a lot of the things China does well compared to other countries.. So what are your thoughts on the topic r/china?
Comprehensive public transit that’ll get you almost anywhere in town, even if the bus is ancient and crappy.Well, my parent’s, where I last lived, was in a not-all-that-distant (American) suburb– and the only transit there was was a bus that went to the commuter rail station to connect with the express train. So basically, 2x a day in the morning, you could go downtown. No other links at all, even though my metro area commutes more between suburbs than to downtown. In fact, every transit system (except for the main city buses) is radial, no connecting links at all…
If you live in Sydney or Melbourne it’s bad but not so bad (I’m lying it is shit). For every other city in Australia it is just pathetic. Brisbane my home town is basically living with a 19th century rail system. The federal government won’t invest in it because they say it is a state issue and the state governments are so broke they can’t afford to do it.
I went to a small city that only had 2 kfcs and one pizza hut. Then I went to the contry side there visa bus. My friend’s house was on a dirt road that didn’t show up on my gps. But a bus still came every half hour. And they were always at half capacity. So it’s not just that their public transportation is far reaching, but it’s also because the infrastructure/population density demands it.
My grandfather and his 5 sons lived together, like, houses next to each other’s. And he was kinda famous in the small village and their houses are bigger then the rest. People used to wait for the buses in front of my grandfather’s house. It’s been years now it’s a real bus station that every bus stops and it’s named by my grandfather’s name.
True but the busses are so unreliable in BJ and the subway is overcrowded during rush hour.
I like the shaokao as a social institution in places where it’s big.
Health and safety regulations make this impossible 🙁
They technically do here in Hangzhou too, but the vendors have an arrangement with the local authorities, who ‘look the other way’ after ten pm.
Edit- By ‘Look the other way’ I mean; come and drink and eat street food with everyone else.I’m saying it’s unimpossible. I know for a fact that illegal =/= impossible.
Public pressure from restaurants/parking make it impossible. In my old neighborhood in LA, the restaurants banded together to press the local congressman to harass the cheap, awesome farmer’s market out of a convenient area of town so that it would be inaccessible except by car, forcing people to eat there.
Ebikes. Commuting would be so much easier if half the folks were on ebikes. Cars are such a huge waste of money, space and resources.
Counting to ten on one hand.
Yeah it has become habit now whenever I say a number my hand just does the action, especially for 6 and 8
People thought I meant 2 when I actually meant 8. 🙁
We have that here too. Does nobody know this?
No, nobody knows this.
I come from a smallish town in England, the only ‘Chinese’ food I can get there is sweet and sour pork that looks like it was cooked in a nuclear reactor.