Chapter 77: The Stolen Bicycle in Shanghai | Speaking of China

5 Responses

  1. 路医
    路医 June 28, 2010 at 11:57 am | | Reply

    I’ve had two Giant bikes stolen in China. I bought a 大龟王 (and a kryptonite lock) and haven’t looked back. I’ll be selling it when I leave China in November.

  2. S.A.
    S.A. June 29, 2010 at 4:26 am | | Reply

    I had a young guy in my apartment complex in Shanghai try to rape me as I headed into my building in 2008. I thankfully got away, while the guards snoozed out front. My Chinese friends blamed me for going home after dark and suggested I keep this information to myself. I asked them if I should mention it to the guards, but my closest friend said it was best to forget about it.

    I find it strange that there is this heavy sense of community or family obligation in China, but if you’re attacked, your bag or bike is stolen, or whatever, it is because you did something to deserve it.

  3. asdf
    asdf June 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm | | Reply

    Sucks, but at least the perpetrators didn’t threaten to beat you up for catching them…


  4. globalgal
    globalgal July 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm | | Reply

    I had a bicycle stolen when I was living at the Shijiazhuang Airport. When I told my work colleagues what happened, they told me, “Oh no, someone probably just borrowed it.” What? How do you “borrow” a locked bicycle? I’m not really sure why they told me that.

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