I've spent a good bit of time in China over the last 20 years and it wasn't until perhaps my 6th trip over there that I noticed that there were NO stop signs!! Well I had seen the great amount of traffic flowing all across China and it was obvious from my first encounter with moving around any road in China that vehicles manage to get around fine without hardly ever stopping (unless there's a red light or traffic jam). It really hit me hard when I realized that the Stop Sign is completely absent in China. For several years I started looking every time we traveled trying to find the elusive stop sign. Oh, eventually I saw a couple.