Crime And Safety In Chongqing, China

“Vicki and I were having lunch in old-town Chongqing, with two Chinese girls,” writes Intrepid Correspondent Paul Terhorst from China. “Suddenly one of the girls got a call. A friend gave her the news: A bank robber had hit a bank very near where we were eating.

“Someone was killed in the process.

“Later that day the girls pointed out a wanted poster with the robber’s picture. Over the next few days we noted similar wanted posters all around town, just everywhere.

“Then today the local paper carried a huge picture of what looked like the bank robber, front page, above the fold. A big red X had been drawn through the man’s face. Off to the side was a crime scene with yellow tape, cops, and breakage.

“I take it we won’t have to worry about that robber anymore…”

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