Disputes in the subway, illustration of intergenerational conflicts in China

The lack of understanding between generations has never been so total in China. The latest incident, on June 24, resulted in the arrest of an elderly man by Beijing police. In a car on subway line 10, Mr. Ye, 65, “argued with a passenger over a seat, disrupting the peace”, announced the Beijing Public Transport Police on its Weibo account. She specifies that the man was put in “administrative detention”.

More than 25,000 Chinese Internet users approved this arrest in “liking” this post. The more than 700 comments are almost unanimously critical of this man, perceived as a “aggressor”.

This gentleman asked a young woman to give him her place. When she refused, he not only verbally insulted her, but harassed her, contextualizes the newspaper Nanfang Dushibao. “The elderly man attacked the young woman and placed his cane between her legs in a sweeping motion,” describes the Beijing newspaper Xinjing Bao.

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