When human life is not a scarce resource
Crossing the street here in Beijing is an unsettling experience. There doesn't seem to be any correlation with the traffic light and the traffic. Both cars and pedestrians seem to just cross whenever they get the chance.
We've solved the problem by hiding in a group of chinese whenever we need to cross, and just follow the crowed. When they walk, we walk, and when they run, we run.
Yesterday, when crossing the street, Søren commented: "I'm not completely comfortable with being in a country where human life is not a scarce resource".