When it comes to PR disasters, few look worse than this. Then again, when you use a carjacking/kidnapping-turned-murder to try to push products out of your showroom, you deserve all the bad karma you get. Abe Sauer of Brand Channel has this story: Liaoning Tianhe Buick, a dealership in Jilin’s neighbor province, posted the following... Read more »
Other than getting caught, this is probably a carjacker’s worst nightmare. (And a parent’s, too.) “Police in Changchun are searching for a 2-month-old baby who was in a[n] SUV that was stolen on Monday morning,” reports China Daily. One imagines no carjacker ever envisions himself classified as a kidnapper.
A 3-year-old girl in Linzi district, Zaozhuang, Shandong province who enjoys playing in washing machines recently got stuck in one, requiring firefighters to cut through the utility with hand and electric saws.
Before you judge... this happens more often than you think.
Kids do the darndest things. From everybody’s Sina Weibo accounts, this: Well that escalated. Lookee from subway to plane cabin. That’s the opening line to the post introducing the image, featuring a kid squatting in the aisle of an airplane and dropping a deuce. Most commenters seem unhappy that the parents would allow such a... Read more »
The cute toddler who unexpectedly popped out of a cupboard on Sunday and stole Li Keqiang’s thunder — no biggie, Li’s only the second most powerful man in the Politburo Standing Committee — has gone officially, fully viral. None other than CCTV’s Sina Weibo account has formally distributed this story, with an accompanying 2-minute, 10-second video.... Read more »
This is risky, but for those Chinese mothers out there who want a second child without paying the taxes and fines, try what this Zhejiang woman did. Via SCMP (citing Qianjiang Evening News): The 37-year-old woman, surnamed Chen, gave birth to a girl in November last year. She then gave the baby to a relative who later... Read more »
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang made an unexpected visit to a farmer’s family in Baotou, Inner Mongolia earlier this week. How unexpected? According to Sina Weibo, the farmer’s son was still sleeping (half-)naked in the room, so the father told him to go hide in the cupboard. With CCTV cameras rolling, the kid ran out of oxygen,... Read more »
This looks bad.
Around noon on Monday, a 13-month-old baby was run over by a birth control official's car in Rui'an county near Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, according to state media. Reports the Guardian:
According to the report, he had been in the arms of his father. But after the officials started their vehicles, he was found crushed under one of the cars. Officials took him to hospital but doctors were unable to save him.
Sad news out of "China's Florida" once again.
According to Jinyang Net, a three-year-old girl named Xu Lijia has died from brain failure as a result of head trauma in Qingyuan, Guangdong province. A 35 year-old female suspect surnamed Zeng from Huaihai, Hunan, the girlfriend of the girl's father, confessed to the crime; owing to the fact that she's pregnant, she has been released according to Chinese law and is free on bail.
On Friday, a fire at a private orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province killed six children ages seven months to five years and one 20-year-old young adult. The story’s sad enough without any of other details, but then you learn that the shelter was run by Yuan Lihai, a former street vendor who has taken... Read more »