From the WSJ:
An opinion poll in Beijing found that 87 percent of respondents said that when people do not help old people who have fallen, it is because "they want to avoid trouble." What is the cause of such behavior? Some have suggested that one factor is the influence of traditional culture. As Dorothy Solinger of the University of California, Irvine told the Christian Science Monitor in October: "Chinese people are so concerned with being part of a network of personal relationships that that is all that matters.... What goes on with a stranger is not their business."

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