I saw lots of sidewalks in Xiamen:
Some of them had had raised tiles, which felt wonderful to walk on with tired feet. But the sidewalks were even more multi-purpose than you might think:
Lots of times when you were walking you had no idea where the street ended and the sidewalk began. Sure, there was a raised portion meant for people, but that didin't mean cars wouldn't be there, too. Often the sidewalk was used as a parking lot, so you could be walking on the sidewalk and see headlights in front of, or behind you:
Did I mention most places don't have street lights? You really had to pay attention.