Easy Talk: Jaywalking

( ) Updated: 2014-01-21 11:20:11

Last year a campaign against jaywalking was one of the most talked about subjects in China. Chinese Internet users even coin the term "Chinese-style Jaywalking", referring to the phenomenon of pedestrians and cyclists crossing roads at places where they shouldn't or at intersections when traffic lights are red. Beijing's traffic authority announced on May 6, 2013 that it would fine those who "jaywalk." The new regulation stipulated that jaywalkers were to be fined 10 yuan ($1.60) for pedestrians and 20 yuan for cyclists. So why is jaywalking so popular with the Chinese? Is a fine system really an effective solution for jaywalking?

Host: Hu Zhe

Guests: Lance Crayon & Brian Salter

Studio Director: Lou Yi

Camera: Cong Ruiting & Wang Chuanjing

Editing: Yu Yao

Subtitles: Lance Crayon & Xu Jun(Intern)

Producers: Hu Zhe & Lance Crayon

Executive Producer: Feng Minghui

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Easy Talk is a weekly talk show program covering the latest living-related issues in today’s China. Foreigners living in China are invited to share their life experiences and observations on a variety of light topics. The discussions revolve around the cultural differences that exist between China and other countries, covering various aspects and the implications they have on China’s cultural exchange with the world.

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