WHAT’S HOT? WHAT’S NOT?
Two Students, One Teacher
Kong Wenqing, a rural teacher in Yiyang County, Henan Province, was honored as an ideal representative of “professional dedication” as he was reported to have worked at a school in the mountains for 38 years, even though only two students remained. The other teachers and students had already moved to a nearby town, but Kong chose to stay for the two children who could not move. As the village is so isolated, Kong had to plant crops for himself and the students, as well as cook for them. Netizens called for more education resources to be given to poor and remote areas.
Child Carer Finds Fans
Six-year-old girl Jiajia (pseudonym) has received thousands of fans since her paralyzed father livestreamed how she looked after him. Her father was paralyzed after a car accident two years ago, and since his wife abandoned them, Jiajia has shouldered all the burden of his care. She helps her dad wash, brush his teeth, get dressed and massages him. Now, thanks to the livestream, the family has an income, and
Jiajia’s father says that it is his little daughter that gives him the courage and hope to live.
A woman surnamed Li from Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, who was given a“free” trip to Thailand with a medical consult thrown in, was told she had cancer and spent one million yuan (US$143,874) on bogus treatments in fear for her life. When Chinese police finally busted the fraudsters, Li was able to recover 60 percent of her treatment fees. Netizens said that Li’s experience is good proof that there is no such thing as a free lunch.
Police Officer’s Power
Officials’ misuse of power once again triggered public concerns after a deputy director of a local police station in Zhuzhou County, Hunan Province, was accused of having illegally detained a teacher for seven hours because she had left his daughter standing outside the classroom after arriving late to class. The father, surnamed Zhao, has been fired, leaving netizens again questioning how the powerful can be supervised.