As theNanfang.com very well puts it, ‘it is sometimes better to just bite your tongue than kick up trouble in China’. The proof is in the pudding:
“Two British women assaulted and flung in hellhole Chinese jail after row in shoe shop… and now they can’t come home because their visas have expired” (Source SUZANNAH HILLS – Mail Online – Image: Mimi Lau)
“These two women were arrested after becoming embroiled in a dispute at a shoe shop in Guangzhou. They were locked up in ‘hell-like’ conditions at a detention centre for 38 days. Pair have been released but can’t return home to London because their visas have run out and Chinese authorities won’t issue them new ones.” I haven’t found any reports that give the version of the Chinese shop owner involved. It would have been good that the journalist covering this story spoke to the Chinese side involved, wouldn’t it?