the talk from the man

During our international students’ orientation at BLCU, a nice gentleman from the Beijing Public Security Bureau came to give us a talk about various things that we should know about our stay in Beijing. First off were all the visa and entry/exit regulations which were useful to know. Second were things to do and things not to do. That part was also pretty predictable. One part that I wasn’t really expecting to hear was this:

While talking about health services available, he mentioned the following: “If you are feeling sick, have injured yourself, want an abortion, or have any other health related concerns please visit your nearest licensed hospital.”

I laughed a bit inside as I thought about how an American audience would have reacted to this.