1、Yuval Bloomberg, Expert and addict of East Asian Cultures
East Asia in general and China in particular, are probably the safest places in the world.
I lived in Thailand, visited China many times. I walked on foot in places where there were no tourists. I had never felt concern for my safety or personal insecurity.
As someone who lives in Switzerland, I have traveled extensively in Western European countries, lived in the United States for several months, traveled there and toured some of the big cities.
It is much more frightening to travel around non-tourist areas in Western countries. No doubt about it.
2、Bill Herman, M. S. Institute of Advanced Studies in Administration, San Francisco State University (1972)：
Basically YES. You can walk the streets most anywhere at late night alone, male or female. China has about the lowest crime rate per capita in the world.
Very little Violent Crime. Very safe country.
3、Deshawn Peterson, Freelancer (2016-present)
Of all the places I've traveled, Shanghai is by far the safest place to be in. I think because of the politics and lack of education, people aren't aware of how safe Shanghai is or either the other tier 1 cities.
Of course there's crime, but nothing like the cities across the globe. From my experience, the common crimes I hear about all theft within the expat community. Rarely do I hear about fights or violent offenses.
Also, when I speak to my female friends, they also agree about their safety especially being a women and going out late at night, living alone, and etc.
I want to say the large population on the streets contributes to the safety level. There's people everywhere and eyes ways looking.
In simple terms, Shanghai is safe.
4、Giovanni Siano, works at Self-Employed
I happened to be in SHANGHAI a few years ago and after a heavy dinner (burp!!!) with tooo many dumplings, tooo much chillie paste and tooo much beer I couldn’t sleep!
So, I ventured out at 3 AM wondering around Nanking St. (Nanjing Lu) and surroundings. Nothing..really nothing..happened to me.
But…I wouldn’t do that in Europe.
1、Akshat Vaidya, Traveler
I've been to 30+ countries in the world, and China is easily among the safest of them all. I feel safer in China than i do in most major cities in the United States. I would put China up there with Denmark, as far as tourist safety.
I spent 4 months in China during the summer of 2010, and never once faced a single problem. Examples of things that have happened there that would rarely happen anywhere else:
1.In Yinchuan, Ningxia - Lost my credit card, passport and wallet and needed to book a night at a JJ Inn. Staff member TOOK me to her house and let me use her computer to contact my brother, who then booked me a few nights online.
2.In Pingliang, Gansu - Arrived on a train at 5 AM, before anything opened. Slept on the train station floor, entrusting my bag + passport with a migrant laborer when I was feeling sick and had to go to the bathroom. You wouldn't be able to do this in any other country that I've ever been to.
3.In Beijing - Went to a coffee shop for the first time and forgot my wallet. Waitress trusted me to bring money "next time".
4.In Beijing - Internet cafe wouldn't let me use a computer without me giving them my passport (Big Brother is always watching, and monitoring for violators of freedom of speech restrictions), and a couple overheard my frustration. They brought me to their house to use the internet and we had tea and they later became good friends of mine that summer!
...And countless other stories of good, trusting and trustworthy people. Needless to say, I've been 3 times and I'm heading back this October. Amazing country in many ways.
2、Priyanka Chatterjee, Every place on earth is a tourist destination
Yes It is very safe.
I am from India and visited China couple of years back for a two weeks trip which covered Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.
Few incidences to prove my point that it is safe for travelers:
1. I had taken a cab from airport to the hotel and wasn't very familiar with the local currency. So instead of giving the exact amount to the driver, I paid in round figure. But he returned me the change in spite of my asking him to keep it.
2.Few of my friends and I went out to the nearby clubs after midnight almost daily and we would return by 3am in the morning. We walked all the way.The streets were not scary and people were not creepy
3.One night in Xi'an we got lost and couldn't find our way back to our hotel. The map wasn't much useful as every sign board was in Mandarin. After 30 minutes of struggling around trying to locate our hotel, we went to a nearby hospital and asked for the way. The staff there were not only polite but they were kind enough to stop a cab and direct him where he should take us.
I would say that China is one of the safest countries in the world to walk out at night in, since many Chinese are very gregarious and most welcoming.
I lived in China for 5 years and often took night walks . There seemed to never fail someone being around having conversation and drinking tea that would invite me to join them. The people that you see out late at night are typically your neighbors that you come to know live around you so you do not feel threatened and outsiders are quickly questioned because Chinese are very curious so they kind of form their own neighborhood watch groups and everyone participates.
1、Demachin Antoine, French dude who does his best to speak English
China is bloody safe.
I have been in China for a year, and I can tell you, no one is going to physically attack you.
There is few pickpocket around the train station and Xi'an ( I have been stole twice in 10 minutes in Xi'an because I wasn't tacking care, and my coat had big pocket ,perfect to be stole)
No one is going to attack you for your phone , in europe people could punch you to steal it, the only threat to foreigner are the scams.
There is some scams that I know
1.If someone in the street come to you and offer you to drink tea, eat Chinese speciality, go to ktv or offer you a massage, it's a scam they will ask you a lot of money for that.
2.Some people in a vehicle can offer you a tour for cheap, but instead of driving you around the city they drive you far away and ask you to pay a lot to come back.
3.The bigger scam is just to pay 5 time the price of a product, so I will tell you how I bargain. if you see someone interesting, ask the price, and directly after the answer offer 5 times less, let's say it's 250, offer 50, and then you can start to bargain, slowly go up.( The best way to don't pay to much is to have a Chinese friend who can bargain for you)
China is safe, there is just some tourist scam, as always, but I never felt threaten here
2、Stephanie Smith, worked at Goldman Sachs
China is generally very safe at night. From my perspective, the center of the economic world will continue to shift toward’s China’s incredible ability to execute and get things done.
But these are the 2 big reasons I couldn’t live there:
1.Smoking. Everywhere you go there are people blowing smoke in your face. It’s disgusting and everything stinks, every restaurant, elevator, even walking down the street. As a non-smoker, it’s disgusting and stinks.
2.Time. Going to the bank, getting stuck in traffic, queues for things… I just can’t stand the waste of time doing some things. Some endless paperwork to do simple things just feels not as efficient as they could be. I can’t stand wasting time waiting for things, it is worse than wasting money.
China is the safest country that I’ve ever visited out of 30+.
Don’t get me wrong, there is crime in China just like everywhere else, but you’re not likely to see it, and you’re almost certainly not going to be a victim (though scams happen, especially in Beijing).
“Street crime” such as robbery is astonishingly low. I have no fear of using my iPhone and walking home through unknown neighborhoods for two hours in the middle of the night. I don’t drive in China, so getting around by foot is most common and I’ve never walked past the “wrong block” yet.
Travelers to China and expats here appreciate this safe quality over here, yet can’t seem to explain exactly why it is. Rich and poor are living together. Surely, there are plenty of “opportunities” for crime walking down the streets. So why is China so safe?
不过，对于美国网友Madison Caviezel发起的“灵魂拷问”，一位名叫“Sanjay Sanjay”的印度网友，按照自己的理解，热心的进行了解答。
China is a very big country and may be the situation is different in other parts of the country. But Beijing is I think the safest among all the places I have been to, which include many US cities as well.
The reasons as per me are:
1.China is mainly an atheist country. So there is no caste or religion based segregation among people. This rules out caste based hate crimes.
2.Male population is lesser than female population (I didn't verify this fact). So there are no sex starved males who are looking out to attack ladies. (Please don't mis-interpret this comment and start attacking with your counter arguments).
3.As told by my Chinese friend, punishment is severe for offences. So this fear is another detriment for crimes.
4.In general i find Chinese people peace loving.
Kieran Fox, Freelance Writer (2017-present)
I live in China for about 5 years now and I can say that China is a very safe place. Of course, everything is relative. Therefore, it is worth considering the issue of security in comparison with other countries. In China, unlike, for example, the United States, where almost everyone can buy firearms, you do not buy anything more threatening than a gas cartridge. In my opinion, this is right and contributes to reducing the level of crime.
Ver Fei, BA Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan Panzhihua University (2018)
yes it is.what will you do at 12.00pm?sleeping?
no no no it’s begining of night life.