Is China safe? Days ago, this question sparked hot discussion on world-famous social media Quora and many people gave the same answer “China is so safe!”
But as a mega city with so large a population, is Guangzhou safe?
Is Guangzhou a good place for travel?
What aspects does Guangzhou need to improve?
We interviewed some expats in Guangzhou. Let’s check what they said.
1. Guangzhou has powerful public security force
When Paul first came to Guangzhou, it astonished him that dozens of citizens in Guangzhou talked on the phone while walking on the street.
Paul says, in his country, it seems that you are telling others, "come and get my phone".
According to Terry, though police in China are not as strong as American police, they provide citizens with a sense of security. Rarely had she seen violence in Guangzhou and she doesn’t have to worry about her personal safety when walking on the street in Guangzhou.
2. Guangzhou is safe, because police always appear in time
According to Louis, compared with USA, there are fewer patrolmen on the street of Guangzhou. However, policemen always show up in time when you need them.
He also thinks it gives him a sense of security, although it is quite different from the USA.
Jafar felt a sense of security when he arrived in Guangzhou. For example, they need to go through security check before they get on the train in railway station or Guangzhou Metro.
He felt surprised at first because there is no security check in his country. He thinks that although it takes a long time to get on the train, it ensures people’s safety on the train.