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15-Year-Old Boy Forces Mother To Abort Baby

A 15-year old Chinese schoolboy forced his mother to get an abortion and threatened to skip his secondary examination if the baby wasn’t aborted.

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A 15-year old Chinese schoolboy forced his mother to get an abortion and threatened to skip his secondary examination if the baby wasn’t aborted.

The Chinese government’s   recent announcement to allow families a second child was great news for Mrs Liu. Aged 36, she was ready to have a second baby. She successfully conceived in October last year.

All was going well until Mrs Liu talked to her son, who is currently at junior high, about his soon-to-come sibling. Against all expectations, he instantly rejected the idea of her pregnancy. The 15-year-old boy vehemently protested against his parents having another child, and threatened to abandon the all-important zhongkao (中考), China’s high school enrolment examination, if his mum’s pregnancy went ahead.

Backed into a corner by her son, who even insisted on coming to the operation along with her, Mrs Liu finally aborted the baby.

This is not the first time in China that a child’s angry protests prevent the birth of a second child. Tencent News reported that the doctor who received Mrs Liu, Xiong Li, said: “Like Mrs Liu, there have been many cases where a woman had an abortion because of her eldest child disagreeing with the birth.”

Last year, news came out of a 13-year old girl forcing her mother to abort her baby. Earlier this week, a teenage daughter from Wuhan threatened to commit suicide if her 44-year-old pregnant mother would not get an abortion.

The news story about Mrs Liu and her son triggered thousands of passionate comments on Tencent News, one of the biggest news platforms in China. Most netizens were astonished by the boy’s apparent bloodlessness and cruelty. One netizen made a popular comment: “What a selfish child, he doesn’t know that abortion harms his mother’s body as well as taking away a little child’s right to live!”

Other critical commenters reflected on how China’s new generation is raised and educated. One netizen lamented: “Our current education is so lacking, that’s why there are so many selfish, self-profiting little emperors!” Another went: “This is the tragedy of education, the tragedy of our country. Even children are cold and calculating now!”

However, there were also voices that condoned or even approved of the boy’s action, pointing to the large age gap between the 15-year-old and the aborted child being difficult to swallow. One netizen labelled the parents as “selfish” for contributing to China’s swelling population problem.

Even though China’s netizens have differing views on this story, one thing seems apparent: even though the one-child policy has officially ended, its ghost continues to cast a shadow on the lives of the country’s next generation.

By Anna Xue

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Anna is a UK-based writer and translator who spent her early years in northeast China. She has a passion for the social stories unique to China and is fascinated by historical issues unfolding over the stage of Chinese social media.

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Oil Tanker Truck Explosion Sends Shock Waves through Wenling, Zhejiang

A major oil tanker explosion has left over a hundred people injured and at least ten dead in Wenling, Zhejiang.

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On June 13, the explosion of an oil tanker truck has caused chaos in the city of Wenling in China’s Zhejiang province, leaving at least 112 127 people injured and nine 10 people dead.

The explosion took place in the afternoon at approximately 16:40 near the exit of the G15 Shenhai highway, causing a loud bang and wrecking some homes in the vicinity.

The hashtag “Zhejiang Wenling Tanker Wagon Explosion” (#浙江温岭槽罐车爆炸#) and other related hashtags (#浙江温岭一油罐车爆炸#) are attracting millions of views on social media site Weibo on Saturday evening (local time), with Chinese media and netizens sharing the footage of the damage caused by the explosion.

“My god, this is so scary,” a typical comment on Weibo says, with many people expressing their shock over the major incident.

Emergency and rescue workers are currently still at the scene to assist victims and clear away the wreckage caused by the explosion.

On Saturday night around 21:15 local time, Chiense state media outlet CCTV was still broadcasting a live stream through Weibo showing the latest images and footage of the situation and interviewing injured people in the hospital.

Local authorities and Chinese media are warning people not to go near Wenling’s Daxi to keep the roads clear for rescue workers.

Meanwhile, people on Chinese social media are spreading praying emoji’s and candles, expressing their sympathies for the victims of today’s explosion.

By Manya Koetse

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China’s Shulan City in “Wartime Mode” after Recording 13 COVID-19 Infections

Local authorities announced a “wartime mode” lockdown due to 13 new local coronavirus cases in Shulan.

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The city of Shulan in China’s Jilin Province is top trending on Chinese social media today after local authorities announced a “wartime mode” lockdown due to 13 new local coronavirus cases.

These are the first local infections in the entire province after a period of 73 days, China News reports, with other previous cases all being infections from abroad.

Last week, on May 7th, a female resident was the first to be tested positive for COVID-19. The city in northeast China is now the only place in the PRC to be marked as “high risk.”

One page on social media platform Weibo dedicated to the topic of Shulan going into “wartime mode” (“战时状态”) had received over 190 million views by Monday evening local time.

What does this “wartime mode” entail?
– All residents stay home, lockdown of residential compounds
– All public places closed
– Schools closed
– All public transportation suspended
– No more selling of fever-reducing medicine in clinics or stores

According to CGTN, a total of 290 people who have been in close contact with the infected patients have been traced and placed under medical observation.

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