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I would say it always varies.

When I was in Shanghai two years ago, having a small swissSwiss knife in my checked luggage, it had passed through all the security procedure in all of their Metro stations for 3 days.

The last day evening, while I was heading for the airport to leave their culture-shock land, I was stopped at a station. They seemed to suddenly think my knife mattered!? I didn't know what they said in Chinese at first until a Chinese lady (maybe, a Hong Konger or Taiwanese) translated it for me. I said (rather loudly), "but it has passed every checks until my last day! Why is it the problem now? The day I am leaving for the airport…!"

They let me go right away, saying nothing. They should understand only a few words, too.

Keep in mind that I am also an Asian (SE - not Chinese), but definitely in a tourist look.

In another trip, last year, it was exactly the same timing, the day I was leaving for the airport. Coincidence? lol+

But this time I had learnt the lesson, so no more "dangerous" things with me at all. I told them in front of their pcPC, "Roll the screen back, please. Let me see what was that?". They failed to show it to me, so they put my luggage in the scanner again!

It was that they mistook my plastic dining knife & fork for weapons…

Well, so they let me go very faster than the last time. XD

I would say it always varies.

When I was in Shanghai two years ago, having a small swiss knife in my checked luggage, it had passed through all the security procedure in all of their Metro stations for 3 days.

The last day evening, while I was heading for the airport to leave their culture-shock land, I was stopped at a station. They seemed to suddenly think my knife mattered!? I didn't know what they said in Chinese at first until a Chinese lady (maybe, a Hong Konger or Taiwanese) translated it for me. I said (rather loudly), "but it has passed every checks until my last day! Why is it the problem now? The day I am leaving for the airport…!"

They let me go right away, saying nothing. They should understand only a few words, too.

Keep in mind that I am also an Asian (SE - not Chinese), but definitely in a tourist look.

In another trip, last year, it was exactly the same timing, the day I was leaving for the airport. Coincidence? lol+

But this time I had learnt the lesson, so no more "dangerous" things with me at all. I told them in front of their pc, "Roll the screen back, please. Let me see what was that?". They failed to show it to me, so they put my luggage in the scanner again!

It was that they mistook my plastic dining knife & fork for weapons…

Well, so they let me go very faster than the last time. XD

I would say it always varies.

When I was in Shanghai two years ago, having a small Swiss knife in my checked luggage, it had passed through all the security procedure in all of their Metro stations for 3 days.

The last day evening, while I was heading for the airport to leave their culture-shock land, I was stopped at a station. They seemed to suddenly think my knife mattered!? I didn't know what they said in Chinese at first until a Chinese lady (maybe, a Hong Konger or Taiwanese) translated it for me. I said (rather loudly), "but it has passed every checks until my last day! Why is it the problem now? The day I am leaving for the airport…!"

They let me go right away, saying nothing. They should understand only a few words, too.

Keep in mind that I am also an Asian (SE - not Chinese), but definitely in a tourist look.

In another trip, last year, it was exactly the same timing, the day I was leaving for the airport. Coincidence?

But this time I had learnt the lesson, so no more "dangerous" things with me at all. I told them in front of their PC, "Roll the screen back, please. Let me see what was that?". They failed to show it to me, so they put my luggage in the scanner again!

It was that they mistook my plastic dining knife & fork for weapons…

Well, so they let me go very faster than the last time.

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I would say it always varies.

When I was in Shanghai two years ago, having a small swiss knife in my checked luggage, it had passed through all the security procedure in all of their Metro stations for 3 days.

The last day evening, while I was heading for the airport to leave their culture-shock land, I was stopped at a station. They seemed to suddenly think my knife mattered!? I didn't know what they said in Chinese at first until a Chinese lady (maybe, a Hong Konger or Taiwanese) translated it for me. I said (rather loudly), "but it has passed every checks until my last day! Why is it the problem now? The day I am leaving for the airport…!"

They let me go right away, saying nothing. They should understand only a few words, too.

Keep in mind that I am also an Asian (SE - not Chinese), but definitely in a tourist look.

In another trip, last year, it was exactly the same timing, the day I was leaving for the airport. Coincidence? lol+

But this time I had learnt the lesson, so no more "dangerous" things with me at all. I told them in front of their pc, "Roll the screen back, please. Let me see what was that?". They failed to show it to me, so they put my luggage in the scanner again!

It was that they mistook my plastic dining knife & fork for weapons…

Well, so they let me go very faster than the last time. XD