CUSTOMERS FLOOD MALL TO HUNT OUT SALES.
More than 330,000 customers rushed into a shopping mall in
Beijing within a day to enjoy great bargains.
The New World Shopping mall in Beijing announced that most of its merchandise would have a 50 per cent discount within 60 hours since noon last
Friday, and more special discounts would be offered at midnight over the weekend.
Thousands of people queued near the mall's entrance before Friday.
More people came after midnight and the
number of customers peaked at 4 am last Saturday. Almost every corner of the mall was over-crowded except the bathroom because customers said they were too busy shopping to go to the bathroom.
Source: Beijing Evening News.
FOUR MONTH CYCLE RIDE TO SEARCH FOR MAD SON.
A 60 year-old woman cycled for four months to look for her mad son.
The woman surnamed Wang travelled through Shanxi, eating and sleeping in the open air.
Her son suffered from a mental disorder ever since his girlfriend left him. Her husband died in a coal mining accident.
To save money for her sick son, Wang found a job
in Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province. Her 34-year–old son got lost on his way to see her.
She asked everybody she met for any trace of her
son. She finally found him on September 10.
Having lost his mind, the son beat his mother, saying he did not know her. The determined mother managed to take her sick son back home.
CONSULTING CENTRES FOR SUICIDAL SENIORS AVAILABLE.
Several consulting centres for elderly people have been introduced in Beijing residential communities to help reduce the suicide rate in seniors.
More than 100,000 elderly people, over the age of 55, kill themselves annually in China, accounting for one-third of the total people who committed suicide.
Experts said one-forth of the suicide victims have long suffered from depression and need psychological counseling.
Source: Beijing Evening News
MAN GUARDS DRUNK MAN'S BRIEFCASE.
Had he not met a kind passer-by, a drunkard in
Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, would have felt remorse at his drunken state.
The drunk man suddenly fell to the ground on a busy street and became unconscious, with blood on
his face and arms.
Hou Yuilang, a nearby resident, and some others tried to wake him up, but failed. The drunk man had a briefcase, which contained some valuable items and some cash.
To avoid his things being stolen, Hou waited beside the man for four hours until he woke up.
Source: Zhengzhou Evening News.
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WOMAN, 70, TAKES HUSBAND TO COURT.
A 70-year-old woman in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, moved the court recently to mend ties
with her spouse who is in his 80's.
The woman surnamed Jia, claimed her husband, a retired teacher, had been treating her badly for decades. The husband, with 2,000 Yuan (US$247) monthly
pension, had seldom spent money on her and even refused to pay her medical bills when she was in hospital, she alleged.
Thanks to the court's mediation, the old husband has finally apologised
to his decades-old partner and promised to treat her more nicely in future.
Source: Zhengzhou Evening News
BACK TO SCHOOL 20 YEARS LATE
A 27-year old deaf man surnamed Dang is practicing pronunciation with pupils at the deaf school in Zibo, Shandong Province. Dang was adopted by an
orphanage in Zibo last year after wandering the streets for more than 20 years.
Source: China Daily
TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE: THAT IS THE QUESTION.
A pair of junior high school students were recently turned away by their school because they refused to
write a letter of guarantee that they would not succumb to love pangs in the new school term in Liujiang County of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The school said the letter of guarantee was aimed at keeping students focused on their studies.
But students surnamed Wei and Zeng thought otherwise, saying it was their private business
whether to fall in love or not. Their parents are planning to seek help from the local education departments.
Source: Nanguo Morning Post
HEALTHY COUPLES COVERT FINANCIAL AID.
Financial aid for low-income groups are meant for
those in real difficulty. But in Qingdao, Shandong Province, recently a young and healthy couple surnamed Zhang cam to the civil administration
looking for aid and said the could not afford their child's kindergarten schooling.
They were immediately offered a cleaner's job at a monthly pay of 600 Yuan (US$74), but they declined.
Officials said such people coveted not only the 200 Yuan (US$25) subsidy but, more important, the tuition fee exemption.
Source: Bandao Metropolis News.
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