Trending: Female UK teacher stops traffic in Hunan
Updated: 2014-09-18 17:16
An alleged mom risks a fine by posting pictures of her 10-year old driving, a man sues a bookstore over animal gender, and a doctor makes his bride wait – patiently.
Crime to peer at prison?
A robber confessed a crime but withdrew the confession later, saying what he did was only so he could have a glance at a prison, xkb.com.cn reported on Thursday.
A man surnamed Peng was caught robbing a gold necklace worth 3,000 yuan ($488) from a pedestrian in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, on Apr 24, 2013. He confessed crime in the first two interrogations, but denied in the third time. Peng told the court: "I was the one who helped the victim to retrieve what he lost. I confessed just to have a close look at a prison." He was sentenced to 10 months in prison and fined 2,000 yuan ($326.).
Mother posts photos of child driver
A mother posted on the Internet eight photos of an under 10-year-old boy driving a car while sitting with a man behind the steering wheel, the Chongqing Commercial Daily reported on Wednesday.
The photos titled "Look at the boy driving without a license" were posted on WeChat by the boy's alleged mother. In the photos, a boy holds the steering wheel with two hands and turns it. The accelerator and the brake were reportedly controlled by a man sitting behind the boy. An attentive netizen pointed out that the car was moving slowly by analyzing movement out of the car window.
A traffic officer said the behavior was a breach of China's Road Traffic Safety Law, and carries a fine of 200 to 2000 yuan ($33 to $326.).
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Doctor's duty comes before wedding
A doctor helped a patient on the way to his wedding in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, the Yangtze Evening Post reported on Tuesday.
Li Min, a chief surgeon at the General Hospital of Nanjing Military Area Command of the PLA, was wearing a suit and about to pick up his bride on the morning of Sept 16 when a patient stopped him. The patient had undergone a surgery by Li to remove a tumor three months ago. Worried about the patient's condition, Li checked the patient's files and provided some advices along the road outside the hospital gate.
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Man sues bookstore over animal book
A man in Beijing filed a lawsuit against a bookstore after he found an animal-themed book he purchased did not privide the gender of animals it portrayed, the Beijing Morning Post reported on Thursday.
The man claimed that the bookstore swindled him and asked the court to order the store to return 6 yuan he spent on the book as well as an additional compensation of 500 yuan ($81).
His request was dismissed by the court, which said the gender issue in the book was a problem of accuracy rather than fraud.
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UK girl guards road in China
A female British student who serves as a crossing guard in Zhuzhou, Hunan province, has recently caught much attention, the Zhuzhou Evening News reported on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old graduated from college this year and now teaches at a foreign language school in the city. She said being a traffic warden gives her a chance to help by keeping the traffic in order.
The foreign traffic warden has improved the traffic order. As a pedestrian said: "I think I would better behave myself in the presence of a foreigner."