The Chinese government is not very popular in America.
But the Chinese people basically are just like us. Some are decent. Some are jerks. Some are our brothers & sisters. Some are about as welcome as the black sheep pimp at the family reunion.
Among the brothers & sisters are the people who do the truly garbage jobs in society, the first responders.
By the way, “first responder” is a misnomer. Usually, the “first responder” is the only responder you get. If s/he can’t handle the problem, you are screwed. If they are not willing to "spend themselves," lots of innocents are injured and die.
In the northeast China port of Tianjin - a HUGE port - a fire broke out in warehouses that stored chemicals. There were explosions, and about 100 firefighters are still missing.
A whole lot of mistakes were made.
For instance, there were flammable chemicals that you use water on if there is a fire. But nearby, there were chemicals that, when exposed to water, give off an explosive gas. That is one explanation for the explosions.
But you can bet that the brothers & sisters killed were NOT the ones who made the mistakes. They were the ones running TOWARD the danger when everybody else was (wisely) running AWAY. The owners & managers of the warehouses weren’t there. The government-types who dropped the ball or who looked the other way weren’t there. The people who were supposed to guard THEIR people weren’t there.
I fear this is not much of a post. And there is no sort of answer here. Stupid people make mistakes by omission and commission that get other’s killed. All the world over.
God bless the Fellowship.