High heels for san­i­ta­tion work­ers

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A man who was ab­ducted 13 years ago has been re­united with his fa­ther, thanks to eat­ing a dish that re­minded him of his home­town. Li Risheng was ab­ducted age 7 from Dian­bai, a coastal county in Guang­dong prov­ince. As a child, he used to reg­u­larly eat an oys­ter dish that orig­i­nated in the county, which he had again last year while eat­ing in a restau­rant in Yun­nan prov­ince. Li asked the restau­rant owner where the dish came from and was told Dian­bai. With help from lo­cal po­lice, he then suc­ceeded in lo­cat­ing his fa­ther, as con­firmed by a DNA test on Jan 6. A wife in Nan­ping threw 80,000 yuan ($11,560) out of a 10th floor win­dow af­ter for­get­ting it was hid­den in­side a quilt. The in­ci­dent took place on Dec 30 when the woman tried to air the quilt in the sun­shine. The cash was picked up by res­i­dents who were bask­ing in the sun­shine be­low and was handed to po­lice of­fi­cers who ar­rived shortly af­ter. The woman and her hus­band, who are both lo­cal busi­ness own­ers, said they were deeply moved to have the money re­turned. They said they had hid­den the cash in the quilt tem­po­rar­ily af­ter with­draw­ing it from the bank to pay their work­ers. The san­i­ta­tion de­part­ment in Zhengzhou’s Erqi dis­trict has been crit­i­cized for dis­tribut­ing high-heeled footwear to all its em­ploy­ees, both men and women. The work­ers thought they were go­ing to be is­sued with reg­u­lar shoes aft-

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