Yesterday I saw a video posted on Facebook, which some of you may have already seen, that was beyond horrifying. It also gives you an array of mixed feelings on the subject.
There was a video of a toddler wandering the marketplace lost when a truck strikes her. The first wheel goes over her and stops. The driver pauses while the wheel is still on the child then runs off.
For the next 10 minutes or so (but what probably seemed like several lifetimes) you can see the girl moving. Even in the low quality black and white video footage you can see the blood. Passerbys just look at the child and keep walking. No different than should you have come across roadkill. Then a second truck, even bigger, comes by and runs over her again. This driver also runs off.
After awhile an older lady sees the girl. Moves her to the side of the road and seemingly runs for help. Her mother finally finds her, grabs her and runs off out of camera range.
The reason why no one stopped and helped? In past cases when a good samaritan stopped to help another they were sued for helping; blamed that they were the ones that injured the person who was in need. That has now stopped people from aiding those in need. Even a small child who is bleeding on the streets.
Here's an article
with a bit more detail on the story.
I don't think you can blame all of China or call Chinese people heartless. Those who do these sort of acts (or lack there of in this case) stand out and in turn, as unfortunate as it is, become "representatives" of the country.
You can sort of see why someone would hesitate to help for they may be blamed for the incident. And to think that there are witnesses who would even try to back that up as well. So it gives you this odd, digusting feeling.