Home Taiwan The True Nature of Taiwanese People

The True Nature of Taiwanese People

One often hears that Taiwan’s most beautiful scenery is the people. Many tourists visit Taiwan and say that Taiwanese people are very kind and warm. Recently, the Facebook fan page Taiwan Theater launched a social experiment to test the sense of justice of the Taiwanese.

According to Apple Daily, in the 6-minute video, the production team of Taiwan Theater simulated a few situations. They arranged live sketches of losing money, someone fainting, and stealing a wallet in Taipei’s Ximending and observed the reaction of the passers-by.

Using a hidden camera to film the actions live, the production team first conducted an experiment of dropping a wallet and hundred dollar bills for more than one hour. The video shows that all the people on the street who saw a wallet or a hundred dollar bill on the ground stopped to pick them up and returned them to the actors arranged by the production team.

(Image: Screen Shot/ Youtube)
All the people who saw a wallet or a hundred dollar bill on the ground stopped to pick them up and returned them to the actors. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

During the experiment of a person fainting by the roadside, the public was more cautious. They would not go to check on them immediately. First, they observed and kept a safe distance. However, within a few minutes, more and more people would come forward to look at what was happening. Whether it was a young woman or a middle-aged man, someone would come forward to help.

The production team also conducted another wallet stealing experiment. The film observed that as long as a passer-by saw someone stealing, he would not hesitate to let the victim know.

There was even a passer-by who, when he found someone stealing a wallet, not only rushed to block the actor who was playing the part of the pickpocket, but also scolded him saying: “You should not do this!” At the same time, he grabbed the wallet and gave it back to the actor who played the victim. It has proven that the sense of justice of the Taiwanese is not just hearsay.

(Image: Screen Shot/ Youtube)
The video observed that as long as a passer-by saw someone stealing, he would not hesitate to let the victim know. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Finally, the production team prepared a lot of red envelopes containing gifts of money, trying to give these to passers-by, but no one accepted them. They politely refused, saying “thank you” to the staff!

Many netizens eagerly voiced their reactions after watching the film saying: “I cried when I saw it. I am very touched. May I suggest that the director add English subtitles. This is really the best kind of promotion for Taiwan. Taiwan is really a good place to live. Most people are very friendly and warm. It is my kind of Taiwan.”

Translated by Yi Ming

Follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our weekly email

VISION TIMEShttps://www.visiontimes.com
Vision Times is a kaleidoscopic view into the most interesting stories on the web. We also have a special talent for China stories — read About Us to find out why. Vision Times. Fascinating stuff.

Most Popular

WHO Continues to Defer to Beijing in COVID-19 Origin Investigation

Close to a year after the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, the World Health Organization has been unable, or unwilling, to either...

Economic Talks in Washington Strengthen US-Taiwan Relations

On Friday, Nov. 20, Taiwan officials participated in the island state’s first Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue with the United States in...

Biden Plans Congressional Bailout to Forgive Student Loans

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has said that as president, he would forgive $10,000 in individuals’ student loans, including more relief...

No Drinking! No Fighting! The Laws of Early Edo Japan to Keep the Peace

An early Edo period document stipulating the Hosokawa clan code of conduct for vassals dispatched on a national project to rebuild Sunpu...