After watching this video, the only question I have is whether the woman was from Mainland China or grew up in Hong Kong.

If it was the former, then I am not one bit surprised. Since the explosive economic growth of Mainland China, some Chinese have benefited very well. Simply put, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Only in this case, the rich get absurdly rich. So rich, that they fear nothing. However, their behaviors haven’t improved much…

I must point out that this type of person is still in the minority. Though, when a country’s population is 1.3 billion, even the minority is huge. That’s why I’m not surprised as stories of such people are aplenty.

Be prepared to see more crazy rich people on CHINALERT!

The front page of the Modern Express compares the escalator riding habits of Chinese living in Nanjing with those in Hong Kong.

The side-by-side picture comparison obviously implies that people from Hong Kong are much more well mannered and civilized.

While I don’t disagree that the Chinese across the border are still lacking in civility, I think the comparison is not exactly fair. Plenty of times I find escalators in the Hong Kong subway blocked both left and right. To make matters worse, during peak hours.

The issue I have with certain Mainlanders is their “I am the center of the Universe” attitude, as demonstrated by their inability to move aside even when someone in a hurry asks politely.

Proper Escalator Etiquette

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