Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Motorbike Hall of Shame

As I have mentioned earlier, the police here in Zhanjiang have done an impressive job in reigning in, and bringing under control the free form, libertarian, chaos which was the motorbike traffic mayhem.  I noticed the other day a new tool in their arsenal.  At busy intersections, traffic offenders were pulled over and forced to stand on the corner holding a sign declaring their offense.  I'm not sure how long they had to stand there, but I've heard for at least an hour.  Given the busyness of the streets, that's plenty of time for plenty of people to get a gander.  Since Chinese are obsessive gossips, it's highly likely that everyone who knows the offender will be aware of their transgression and public loss of face by the end of the day.

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