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We feel so much safer in China: foreign friends

(People's Daily Online)    14:54, February 07, 2018

Foreigners who have been to China all give a thumbs-up to the sense of security China has given to them, saying that they feel much safer in China.

China is acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world. It has precious experience in social governance, offering a good reference for other countries.

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A tourist from Finland said that he feels much safer in China than in Europe on the influential travel reviewer website TripAdvisor.

An internet user who has been living in China for 15 years noted on the American Q&A platform Quora that she was never mocked or discriminated on the streets in China. Sometimes she even takes her 11-year-old daughter on the subway back home at night, something she would not dare in other countries.

Ismail Hussein, the associate editor-in-chief of the magazine “China Today” in Arabic, also expressed his sense of safety in China, saying that he once took an underpass at night, but did not feel afraid because of the many surveillance cameras around.

He said that once when he left Nasr City, Cairo, he was informed of a large explosion just half an hour after he left the area.

Maria, a Brazilian who has lived in China for nearly 20 years, said that she hesitated about going back to Brazil, as she would not like to see the overwhelming news on murders and drug trafficking in Brazil.

Anil Sigdel, a political scientist and columnist from the US who has lived in India, Austria, Spain, and China for years, said that China is one of the safest countries in the world, adding that compared with the U.S., China exercises strict gun controls, which reduces the number of violent crimes.

Raphael, a Brazilian working in media for years in China, noted that it is understandable that China has become one of the safest countries in the world, as Chinese people are deeply rooted in Confucian culture, and China has strict laws and regulations and governing measures.

The results can be attributed to the Communist Party of China's effective governance of the country, which is hard to be copied by other countries, he added.

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