Minor incident as I said. Reconstructing the incident again back home, I think the poor guy's rib cage did bumped right onto my left elbow when I tried to balance myself with my left hand.
A few days later, I read the news that the Guangzhou station had a terrorist attack whereby four Xinjiang men chopped up people. Six were wounded, one of the strikers was killed, one arrested. Scary news of terrorist attack for political reason. Luckily it didn't happen on the day I was there.
We can avoid a fight in conflict situation, but we cannot avoid a terrorist who happened to decide to chop up people! Let's forget about the political issue of whether the terrorists were also the oppressed (act of terrorism cannot be forgiven even with a good cause), as common citizens, we have no choice but to defend ourselves in such situation.
A counter-terrorist attack expert in China has the following advice to common citizens for knife attack:
- Run away as quickly as you can
- Failing that pick up some hard object (like a chair, a stick..), and use it to protect yourself when the attacker chops
- Failing that (i.e. no hard objects around), protect your vital parts with your arms - in particular your neck and your abdomen. Knife strikes at those areas can be fatal.