Day 5 - cell phones
Today, we were sitting around the table at lunch and I commented how nice it was to not have my cell phone constantly ringing at my side. That made me watch for cell phone use here in Beijing. From my quick survey of the people on the street, it seems cell phones are not as big of an addiction in China as they are in the USA. In the US, everywhere you look you see people on cell phones; walking down the street, riding on buses, driving their cars, etc. People in the US cannot stand it if their cell phones are not attached to their ear or, at the very least, to their hip. I have noticed that the people in China do not do this. Sure, I occasionally see people on their phones while driving or walking, but the abundance of this is much less than the USA. It seems that China is catching up to the US in many areas, but cell phone use still has a long way to go to become an addiction! I wonder how long it will take!!