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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.

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