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Old August 20th, 2014, 03:35 PM   #3241
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So I guess no Maglev extension to Disney resort. I'd love to see a Disney themed train to the resort as they've done on Hong Kong. The only Disney park I've been to in my life is in Hong Kong.
Disneyland in HK is tiny. As I can understand, Shanghai Disneyland will be one of the biggest.

Can anyone point the location of the future park on the map? Thanks.
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 12:07 AM   #3242
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If you want to see the effect of mob mentality, watch this video. A man in a green shirt sitting on a metro train suddenly collapses and within seconds the carriage empties. Not one person goes to his aid.

Not only that, but at the next station people start running from the train and their actions start off a stampede. Many of the commuters appear to have no idea why they are running but they fear something is terribly wrong.

Yet the whole terrifying episode is sparked off by one man who has simply fainted. Later in the video you can see him recovering with the help of subway staff.

The video was taken in the world's largest city, Shanghai in China with a population of more than 24 million. It isn't the first time subway riders have shown a tendency to run from anything out of the ordinary.

In February, a female passenger’s cell phone on a Line 8 train started to emit smoke, someone shouted 'FIRE!" and within seconds people were falling over each other in a desperate effort to get out, dropping their belongings in the process.

Locals blame the edginess on a spate of public attacks by knife-wielding assailants on locations including public train stations.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #3243
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I reckon that some people ran out of the compartment to seek assistance and the others just followed suit.

I'm not saying that what they did was right, some should have left to look after the poor guy. However, its not as the western (or even Chinese) media depicted. The dude was saved by the alarmed staffs on the platform and is okay. Trains delayed and first aid arrived very soon.

I live in Hong Kong and this news was a big hit. People spraying the hatred towards mainlanders without even in-
depth understanding of the issue, dabbing salt on the wound.

Videos could be cut to suit the text.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #3244
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I've also noticed some "Bi Shi" feeling from Hong-Kong citizens towards mainlanders yet mainlanders are all different. No all of them are peasants with no education. Many are better educated than HK-ers themselves.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 06:24 PM   #3245
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New design for Shanghai metro 72-hour tickets. I like them less.



July 2014.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 06:25 PM   #3246
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Old August 24th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #3247
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^ What is the advantadge of this card compared to the regular public transport card? You pay a fixed price then you travel for free for three days?
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Old August 24th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #3248
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^ What is the advantadge of this card compared to the regular public transport card? You pay a fixed price then you travel for free for three days?
Yeah, you pay 45RMB for three days or 18RMB for one day.
http://www.exploremetro.com/blog/sha...o-ticket-guide
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Old August 24th, 2014, 09:35 PM   #3249
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^ Okay, THAT's the advantage.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 09:25 PM   #3250
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^ What is the advantadge of this card compared to the regular public transport card? You pay a fixed price then you travel for free for three days?
Yes. And when I stay in Shanghai, I travel around a lot, sometimes more than 10 rides a day. So it does save me a lot.

And, like I said, it is not a 3-day ticket but 72-hour one. It is valid since your first entry.
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Old August 26th, 2014, 12:19 PM   #3251
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Well if you are ever tired of standing on the subway, there is a surefire way to get a seat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2fDqhYtYDk
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Old August 26th, 2014, 12:56 PM   #3252
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What the hell? Why did they not see if he was okay?
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Old August 27th, 2014, 04:50 AM   #3253
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lol, humans are idiot cattle.
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Old August 27th, 2014, 09:44 AM   #3254
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That is one of the most hilarious videos I have ever seen in China, were they fleeing because they didn't want to help and have to pay his medical bills or did they think it was ebola, or did they think it was an anthrax attack?

If I were there, I would just think it was another drunk laowai run loose in Shanghai.
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Old August 27th, 2014, 06:13 PM   #3255
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Seriously! no one read my previous comment!

If the video ends a few seconds later, you will see a large influx of those fled passengers accompanied by staffs to care for the man.

Those who ran out first were to seek assistance, yet those who followed suit were, well, following. Its not "Shanghainess have no empathy" or what not.

I'm always suprised by how biased western media are, and how disformed and misinterpreted things can be by careful wordings, well cropped images or trimmed videos.
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Old August 27th, 2014, 06:58 PM   #3256
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Really? Are you serious?
You can see that ppl were just freaking out! They ran away in 0.5 seconds - the whole carrige. I would understand the person sitting next to that guy who fell, but the rest?
That is scary, if ppl react like this.
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Really? Are you serious?
You can see that ppl were just freaking out! They ran away in 0.5 seconds - the whole carrige. I would understand the person sitting next to that guy who fell, but the rest?
That is scary, if ppl react like this.
This is interesting because my personal experience in China as a white foreigner was positive to an extreme. I had at least 8 different occasions in different locations during different trips when random people from the crowd would go out of their way to help me out without being asked and it never took longer than 5 seconds for this to happen be it difficulty buying a train ticket, a lost metro ticket at the gate or walking in the rain without an umbrella. Every single time somebody would come up and sort the problem in a matter of seconds. That was a surprise to me given the somewhat negative publicity about the manners and behavior of 'ordinary' Chinese people (which do come true to an extent).

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Absolutely true.
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Anyone thought about the fear that commuters might have these days from all those knife attacks at stations etc? With that mentality, if you see someone running and shouting, I wouldn't be surprised to see everyone just follow without knowing what was happening.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 06:15 AM   #3260
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Is that obvious that Mr. Severiano de Tampa is as usual a cheer leader of the smear campaign targeting ordinary Chinese people?

And it's also obvious that the mood of the passengers in that carriage was largely mislead by the skittish girl sitting next to this faint foreigner.
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