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Hi Fabio,

I think China is one of the safest places you can be, with a few exceptions:

  1. The pollution. The air isn’t particularly clean here, but this is a problem you’ll run into in basically any large city in China
  2. You never really know what’s in the food, as with any third world country, but I doubt you have much to worry about other than MSG (if that bothers you)

In terms of crime against foreigners, Chengdu is an exceptionally safe place. Violent events are extremely rare here and basically everyone is friendly.