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Soldier’s Heroic Sacrifice
Chinese netizens mourned 30-year-old Li Daozhou, a Chinese paratrooper who sacrificed his life attempting to rescue a disabled woman from an apartment fire. The fire broke out in a residential community in Wuhan, Hubei Province, when Li was on leave with his wife and two young children in the same community. Without regard for his own safety, Li twice ran into the burning apartment and carried out an elderly couple. When he went back a third time to rescue their 51-year-old disabled daughter, Li was overcome by the smoke, and died, along with the woman he was carrying. Netizens were moved to tears by Li’s heroic action, exclaiming that Li has given full play to the Chinese military spirit of always rushing to the forefront where the public needs help.
Smells vs Rudeness
Chinese netizens are discussing whether or not people should be banned from eating malodorous food on trains, after a video clip went viral of a woman on a high-speed train violently cursing a man eating instant noodles beside her. According to the woman, her child is sensitive to the strong smell of the noodles, and she said they should not be eaten in an enclosed environment like a train compartment. Irritated by the woman’s cursing, netizens took the side of the man, arguing that people have the right to eat anything that is not expressly forbidden. Many remarked that compared to instant noodles, rude and self-centered people are much more annoying in public places.