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Daily Life in Shanghai



Shanghai, China


Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of China. Shanghai is a global city and is the
commercial and financial center of mainland of China.

A residential complex for common people in Shanghai

A residential complex for common people in Shanghai

A residential complex for common people in Shanghai

(L) Shanghai Theatre Academy is a public university in Shanghai, dedicated to dramatic art education.
(R) Europen-style condominium in Shanghai

(L) An outdoor unit of air conditioner is placed within a pedestrian-walk space.
(R) This shows a hospital in Bund area, which accept an emergency case.
 
(L) No-smoking sign of hospitals in Shanghai
(R) Hua Dong Hospital, Shanghai

(L) The front view of the Hua Dong Hospital, Shanghai (R) The waiting room of Hua Dong Hospital:
No patients put the mask on the face to prevent the highly pathogenic avian influenza, which caused 36 deaths
in Shanghai and other cities.

The 790-bed hospital in Shanghai: This was one of the two hospitals, which treats a foreign patient before 2003.

It is well-known that Jiang Zemin, who was the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China had a treatment
in this hospital. He did not trust a hospital in Beijing.

(L) The doctors of the special clinic, Shanghai Prenatal Diagnosis Center
(R) The entrance to the Shanghai Prenatal Diagnosis Center

(L) Information and laboratory building (R) Emergency entrance to the hospital
 
A public mail box, telephone stand and Kiosk on the pedestrian walk


There is a traffic rule in Shanghai. However, a few people violate the rule. When you are
crossing a pedestrian crossing, you have to be very careful about the nearby vehicles.
You have to yield the way to a car making a turn to the left or right. This is a traffic
rule in Shaghai. Sometimes, a car driving to straight direction dashes into a pedestrian
crossing, with or without a horn. This is clearly illegal in Shanghai. However, it is rather rare
to arrest a driver here. China lacks enforcement of legislation in this problem as well.
Shanghai's road is noisy. Many cars blow their horn, to the front car away. This is no
exception even in front of a hospital.

The toilets in the airports, hotels, big restaurants and major tourist attractions tend to
be clean as well as most hotels also have toilet paper in their cubicles. However,
the public toilets on the streets and in normal living-quarters are often very smelly
and dirty, with lack of privacy, and normally have no toilet paper available. The writer
saw a mother let her child to urinate on the sidewalk. A man also passed water in a
space between buildings.

A receptionist in hotels and in first-class restaurants may understand English.
However, no railway-station clerk, except at the International Airport, can assimilate English
at all. Almost all pedestrian walking on a street cannot grasp a foreign language.
Shanghai Municipality office is aware of the status of a global city, and decorating Bund
and other principal area with a flower, and cleaning a street at a regular interval
by a city staff.


Chinese's currency: one Chinese yuan = 0.162 U.S. dollars or 0.127 euros ( May 2013 )


上海では青信号で横断歩道を渡っていても右折車、左折車が強引に割り込んでくる。中国人に話を聞くと、
これは違法ではないそうである。歩行者は車の通り過ぎるまで待つのが通例のようだ。時には直進車まで
もかなりのスピードで突っ込んで来る。中には警笛を鳴らしながら目の前を走り去る車もある。直進車の
場合は違法行為となるが,あまりにも数が多いので取り締まることはほとんどない。日本や欧米の
先進国では歩行者優先であるが、ここ中国では、たとえ青信号であっても、赤信号を渡るときと同じ
心構えで渡らないと非常に危険である。車のクラクションも躊躇なく鳴らして前の車を威嚇する。病院の
まえの道路も例外でなく、ひっきりなしに警笛が聞こえていた。

中国のトイレ事情は非常に悪い。ホテル、外国人も利用しているレストラン、有名観光施設以外では目を
そむけたいようなトイレが多い。そのほとんどが和式トイレか類似のもので、紙の用意はないので注意が
必要である。モラルも低く、歩道の真ん中で子供に尿をさせている親もいる。木の木陰やビルの陰で尿を
している男性もみかけた。

中国で英語を話せる人は非常に少なく、ホテル、一流レストラン以外ではまず通用しない。台湾とは異なり、
日本語は全く理解できない。意外だったのは街が比較的きれいで、頻繁に清掃作業をおこなっていたこと
であろう。何年かの後には国際都市として恥ずかしくない姿となることを期待したい。



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上海生活実態
「禁煙席ネット」主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photograph was taken in May 2013,
and last revised in June 2019.by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.




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