The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
Posts: 2735

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: Should you stop a fight if it happens or simply walk away?

I have seen several fights in Beijing. One involved an elderly lady and a younger guy. The other fight I saw was with an elderly man and a younger guy. I saw a mom beat her kid and drag him on the dirty ground in the morning time. One time I walked down the stairs from the subway a woman was mad and yelling. The lady approached the guy from behind and grabbed him and he did a back kick right to her stomach as she fell helplessly to the ground. They were standing right next to me.

I was thinking what should I do. On some of those situations I had to get somewhere and people were just walking pass them. The incidents happened on a bus, in the subway station and in front of a store. 

What would you do? Is it better to not get involved at all? What if it was two people whose strengths were obviously not equal to one another such as the elderly man and elderly woman against the younger guys? Or the woman beating her kid? Pretty much dragging him and ripping his clothes off his back and smacking him on his back while it was cold outside.

9 years 13 weeks ago in  Culture - Beijing

 
Answers (6)
Comments (6)
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

They will all tell you to walk away, unless locals have ganged up on a foreigner and you can help.

Personally, I think YOU should always jump in and help. Not everyone, just you.

Report Abuse
9 years 13 weeks ago
 
Posts: 5600

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

if you are really american you wouldnt need to ask this question. 2 guys or 2 girls. that's a fair fight who cares sit from a distance and watch. a young man beating up a elderly woman cautiously intervene simply by placing yourself in between them. dont take sides the elderly woman could be a thief. be sort of friendly to the attacker to let him know you're not a threat. if the attacker turns on you put him down, dont pummel him. keep your eyes up for his partners. let the elderly lady get away. 
same thing if it was a child being beaten up, or a woman being beat by a man. but those situations will be very risky. the bottom line is this. i was a human being before i came to this country and when i leave my humanity will still be intact. i treat locals the same as any other  because they are human beings. 
i mean seriously beaten up, not just a few slaps . i mean serious enough to where it might endanger their lives
once it's all over dont wait around thinking your going to get a metal, get the hell out of there, go straight home and pack your bags

Report Abuse
9 years 13 weeks ago
 
Posts: 3339

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Pick the winning side and help out, then claim victory!

Report Abuse
9 years 13 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

If they spill my beer, I generally F them all up and let God sort it out! Smile

Report Abuse
9 years 13 weeks ago
 
Posts: 364

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

you stand aside and yell . FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT. and try to egg them on. take video with your phone.  post it online and wait for it to show up on chinasmack

Report Abuse
9 years 13 weeks ago
 
Posts: 9206

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

no, its your duty to get involved

Report Abuse
8 years 39 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for
A:Can a new employer help you? Possibly but it's really hard to say for sure. I used to be involved in hiring new teachers and a couple of times we had people we wanted to hire who were having trouble with their old school - situations similar to yours. Our school was legally able to hire foreign teachers, did everything by the book and was well connected, usually schools that mess people around with visa stuff aren't operating legally so a call from our visa guy to theirs telling them they were breaking the law, we were in the middle of processing the visa stuff with the PSB and the next phone call they got regarding this teacher was likely to be from the PSB asking some hard questions was usually enough to get them to co-operate. No school doing illegal stuff wants the PSB getting too interested in what they're doing. There's a chance a new employer could figure something out if they really want to hire you but these are difficult times, their hands might be tied too.    -- Stiggs