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Po­etic De­liv­ery Wins Out

Lei Hai, whose nor­mal job is de­liv­er­ing take­out in Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang Prov­ince, won the top prize in the lat­est Chi­nese Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion, a re­al­ity show hosted by China Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion. Lei told me­dia that he has been read­ing po­etry since he was seven years old, and he al­ways car­ried a book of po­etry with him, even af­ter he moved to Hangzhou for work, a city that first im­pressed Lei in po­ems. Lei’s vic­tory swiftly made him a model among other young peo­ple, as they said that suc­cess will al­ways come to those will­ing to make an ef­fort.

Model Wish Comes True

With the help of the Shang­haibased Make-a-wish Foun­da­tion, Wu Yiqi, a seven-year-old girl liv­ing with leukemia, fi­nally re­al­ized her dream of be­ing a fash­ion de­signer at the 2018 Shang­hai Fash­ion Week held from March 28 to April 3. Wear­ing a wig and a self-de­signed pink princess dress, Wu walked on the run­way with a beam­ing smile, mov­ing her mother and other guests at the show to tears.

Thief Dreams of Fac­ing the Mu­sic

A thief sur­named Wang hit the wrong note when he stole three cell­phones from a Shang­hai hos­pi­tal re­cently. Not go­ing to great lengths to con­ceal his crimes, Wang told the ar­rest­ing of­fi­cers that he did it so he could be in­car­cer­ated and then join the prison band. He dreamed of per­form­ing on the stage and had made a liv­ing play­ing on the streets be­fore, but as he was now broke, he thought he would try his luck be­hind bars. He has stolen 15 times in the past year. There was no word whether he would be able to join the prison band, although ne­ti­zens ap­plauded him for his sin­gle-minded pur­suit of his dream.

Mas­ter of Make-up Fraud

A 40-year-old woman sur­named Wang has been ac­cused of cheat­ing her boyfriend out of six mil­lion yuan (US$923,000). Ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports, Wang met her boyfriend Li Xiaoqing on­line, and by the clever ap­pli­ca­tion of make-up, pre­tended to be a woman half her age to ex­tort money from him. Although peo­ple around Li had warned that he was be­ing cheated, he said he be­lieved and loved Wang, un­til he was shocked by her ap­pear­ance at the po­lice sta­tion. While Li ex­pressed re­gret that he judged peo­ple by their ap­pear­ance, ne­ti­zens just wanted Wang to teach them how to look 20 years younger.

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