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Q: What's the worst thing that can happen to you if you got caught stealing in China?

Since I'm not accustomed to all the laws of the land I wanted to find out what the worst thing that could possibly happen to you if you were caught stealing in China. 

9 years 11 weeks ago in  General  - Beijing

 
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Most possible thing can be happened that is gambling & using drugs.

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I guess it would depend on if you were a national or a foreinger, and then, what was stolen. A third componant would depend on who you knew...

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A hand slap for some, jail time for others  and I'm sure everybody knows what the last thing would be if somebody got caught stealing.

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From the lowest possible punishment to the highest possible punishment. Locked in jail losing face or just a warning.

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Michael Thomas, try it and find out and report back to us Wink

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It was in the news some months back.  A shoplifter was caught by Wal Mart employees stealing from their store in a Southern China city.  They gave chase when he ran away, and caught him up, and beat him to death.
Is that typical ?.  I guess not, but from nothing to die is the range you must consider prior to shoplifting.  Is it worth it ?.

Yet, from my observations while shopping, there is a lot of that going on here.

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I heard of a French guy busted for stealing a scarf. Was in jail until they did the paper work to boot him out of the country, about a week I think. 

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10 minutes on the spanking machine

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