China Scene: East

Updated: 2012-03-22 08:13

(China Daily)

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Driver assists pregnant woman to get a seat on bus

A female bus driver in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, has moved people in different ways to get a pregnant woman a seat.

There was no free seat when a 7-month-pregnant woman surnamed Ding got on her bus one morning recently. The driver Chen Lingjie asked passengers to give up a seat several times, but no one responded.

Chen had to stand up and plead with passengers before a woman finally offered Ding her seat.

Ding posted her experience online and as a result more than 300 pregnant women have praised and thanked the driver for her stand.

(Yangtze Evening News)

Netizens help in grateful reunion after 24 years

A man who got help 24 years ago from a family in Wujin county, Jiangsu province, posted a message online at the weekend hoping to find them.

Surnamed Chen, the man left his home in Chongqing in 1988 following the break-up of a relationship and was taken in by the family of Xu Xiaowei and Xu Qiuxia, a brother and sister in the county's Songzhuang village. The grateful Chen stayed for a month before he went home in a happier mood.

This week, within 24 hours of posting his message, he was able to find the Xu family again with the help of netizens. Xu Xiaowei said he was surprised that Chen remembered them, but it was great to see him.

(Modern Express)