WHAT’S HOT? WHAT’S NOT?
Yang Yinke, a mailman in a mountainous area of Shanxi Province, has climbed steep mountains to deliver the mail for over 30 years. Carrying a 30-kilogram bag on his back, Yang sets off every day at dawn and walks over three hours on his route. Although there is a road to the mountain, it takes around six times longer than directly climbing it. Yang said that he has got used to his daily climb, but he worries who can take over the job when he retires next year.
Building Roads Home
Lu Shaoliang, a 91-year-old Chinese veteran, has helped build 11 roads in his village in Tianjin over the past 32 years. Lu said that most of his peers in the village joined the army during the Civil War (1946-1949) and the Korean War (1950-1953), but few came back. Lu said that he worried his comrades-inarms would get lost when they wanted to return if he did not build the roads. Netizens were deeply moved by Lu’s words and appealed for the government to take more care of veterans and their families.
Doctor Cash Shows Off
A doctor in a public hospital in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province was recently suspended from his post and is being investigated after he posted a picture of a pile of cash on his microblog, saying that it was the commission he got from prescribing drugs. Chinese netizens were outraged by his boasts, saying that it is unscrupulous doctors that have greatly increased their medical burdens. Others suspected that the doctor might have posted the picture on purpose to try to indicate that such dodgy deals are rampant in hospitals.
Wolf Spirit Team
A beauty company in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, has triggered wide controversy by asking its employees to slap each other in the face. A video showed staff members kneeling in pairs and then slapping each other, while behind them hung a big screen with four Chinese characters that read “Wolf Spirit Team.” The head of the company told media that they intended to enhance team power. Netizens mockingly said that if wolves hurt each other like that, they would have died out long ago.