The village in Sanlitun is known for its thriving expat community and so it was again the sight of another vox pop. To ascertain the local foreign opinion on what is going on in China.
How do you get around in Beijing? Any tips or advice?
Aden, China, 27: “I use the subway…When you get out of the front of the line just put your elbows out because, that’s what they do to you.”
Joseph, 26, Slovakia (has been in China for five months) “Avoid the bus, take the taxi if you can. If you are not rich take the bus like me.”
Mark, Canada, 31(has been in China for two years) “I will usually take the subway, but if the pollution is not to bad I will try to walk if it’s close. I would say just be assertive, don’t be afraid to push.”
What do you think about the pigs in the Shanghai (Yangtze) river?
Ben, 25, Mexico City (has been in China for four months) “If they found pigs I wonder what else is in there”
Constant, Marseilles France, 37 (has been in China for two and a half years) “Did the pigs get cooked after?”
Alden: “Not cool, the government should allow a safety area for them to dump their pigs.”
What do you think about water safety? Do you drink the tap water?
Christian, 22, New York (has been in China for seven months) “I don’t worry about it (the tap water). I just drink bottled water. I don’t worry about it I’m not sick yet”
Emma, 23, U.S (has been in China for two months) “I would never drink the tap water here. I am not even sure why not, but I know it cannot be good.”
Joeseph, “I don’t drink the tap water; I buy bottled water.”