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Didi Gone Wrong – Taxi Driver Catches Own Wife Cheating As She Gets Into His Car with Her Lover

A young woman from Jiangsu province was caught cheating on her husband after ordering a taxi online for her and her lover. When the taxi driver turned out to be her own husband, drama ensued. Weibo netizens seem mostly concerned with the practical details of this matter.

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A young woman from Jiangsu province was caught cheating on her husband after ordering a taxi online for her and her lover. When the taxi driver turned out to be her own husband, drama ensued. Weibo netizens seem mostly concerned with the practical details of this matter.

A 26-year-old married woman from Suqian city in China’s Jiangsu province got the shock of her life when she discovered that the taxi driver of the cab ordered by her and her secret lover turned out to be her own husband. The young woman, who goes by the name of ‘Pan’, had agreed to meet the 32-year-old Li (also married) in a hotel room after meeting him on an online social platform.

The event reportedly took place during the day of July 27. After the two lovebirds Pan and Li had spent the afternoon in their hotel room together, Pan ordered a taxi through the online taxi-ordering Didi app so that the two could go out to a restaurant. When they got into the car, the driver – who turned out to be her own husband – soon flew into a rage.

According to Sina News, the unexpected meeting led to a violent altercation as the husband threw a cup at Li, who then managed to escape. The taxi driver proceeded to take his wife home where she reportedly was badly beaten by him, after which he left.

Pan was taken to the hospital by her worried mother-in-law. The local hospital dismissed the young woman after a thorough check-up indicated no serious injuries.

The story became a hot issue on Chinese social media during August 3rd and even the number #1 searched for topic on Weibo (“女子与人偷情后网络约车”), where the news article was shared 1200 times and received 7700 comments within hours after its publication, after which it quickly spread on Chinese social media.

Many netizens do not comment on the fact the woman was cheating or that her husband beat her; instead they are more concerned about the practical details of the matter. Confused Weibo users collectively question how this unexpected meeting could take place in the first place.

As most Weibo users are experienced in ordering taxi’s through an app, they wonder how it is possible that the woman did not know the license plate or mobile phone number of her own husband, which are shown when ordering cabs online from apps like Uber or Didi Chuxing.

Didi Chuxing, often better known as Didi Dache, is China’s largest ride-hailing service. The app recently made headlines as it merged with Uber in China.

The Didi company completes over 14 million rides a day in mainland China. With 4.7 million people living in Suqian, the odds of a cheating woman running into her own husband as her taxi driver are already small – but the chances are practically non-existent when one knows that details about the taxi are known to customers when ordering the cab through the Didi app.

“I bet the woman was just not familiar with her husband’s license plate, or that she did not pay attention and that the man ordered the taxi,” one Weibo user speculates.

“But what about the husband, wouldn’t he recognize his own wife’s number?” another netizen remarks, as it not just the customer who usually gets to see details about the driver, but also the driver who receives information about the customer.

“This is just no coincidence,” another person comments, while someone says: “Maybe it was her first time using Didi.” As the story is going viral on Weibo, some netizens wonder if it is real at all: “This story just belongs in a television drama,” one Weibo user says.

– By Manya Koetse


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Manya Koetse is the editor-in-chief of www.whatsonweibo.com. She is a writer and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments, popular culture, and gender issues. Contact at manya@whatsonweibo.com, or follow on Twitter.

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Delivery Man in Anhui Run Over by Ambulance Sent to Rescue Him

From bad to worse: this Eleme delivery man was run over by an ambulance after being hit by an SUV.

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On April 12, a delivery man in the city of Bozhou, Anhui province, was run over by an ambulance arriving at the scene of an accident where he had just been injured.

Shocking footage circulating on Chinese social media shows the delivery man lying in the middle of the road when the ambulance arrives and runs over his leg. The incident happened around 12:00 in the afternoon (link to video, viewer discretion advised).

While the delivery man already suffered injuries because he was hit by an SUV shortly before, things quickly went from bad to worse when the ambulance that was supposed to come to his rescue crushed his leg. The man is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital in Mengcheng county.

Statement on Weibo by the official Mengcheng county account (@蒙城发布).

According to recent news reports, the ambulance driver has currently been suspended and is under investigation.

The incident received a lot of attention on Weibo today, where the hashtag page discussing the double accident received over 150 million views (#外卖员被救护车二次碾压#).

Many comments relating to this incident are focused on the role of the traffic police at the scene of the accident, with people wondering why there was no guard standing next to the victim.

Thousands of commenters also address how sorry they feel for the victim, especially because the lives of many food delivery drivers – facing long working hours and low wages – is already tough enough.

According to Toutiao News (头条新闻), the delivery man works for Chinese food delivery giant Eleme. Wang Gang (王刚, alias) is approximately 30 years old and has a wife and a child. He had only been working for Eleme for a few months and reportedly did not have any prior accidents.

In Monday’s double accident, Wang suffered a mild skull fracture, seven broken ribs, and a fractured lower leg. He is in stable condition.

By Manya Koetse

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Video Showing Suihua Female Worker Hitting Deputy Director with a Mop Goes Viral on Weibo

The Suihua deputy director was attacked with a mop after female workers accused him of harassing them.

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A video showing a woman beating the director of her work department with a mop has gone viral on Chinese social media. The woman who posted the video accuses the office leader of harassing his female subordinates.

The incident took place on April 11th in the city of Suihua, Heilongjiang province. The man who was beaten in the video is Mr. Wang, the deputy director of the poverty alleviation department of the Beilin district of Suihua.

The 14-minute video shows a woman storming into Wang’s office while another woman is behind her, filming. The first woman initially goes to Wang’s desk and throws some stuff on the ground, before she asks the other woman to give her the mop. She then proceeds to hit Wang in the face and head with the mop multiple times. The other woman yells at Wang that she cannot put up with his harassing texts anymore.

At one point in the video, Wang claims he was “just joking,” but the woman claims he is guilty of harassing multiple women in the department. Local authorities investigated the case after the video went viral.

According to Chinese news reports, Mr. Wang has now been removed from his office and Party position for “lifestyle violations of discipline” (for more information on this, China Law Translate has translated the Chapter XI of the Chinese Communist Party Disciplinary Regulations here.)

The woman hitting Wang with the mop reportedly has not been punished for her actions due to “mental illness.”

On Weibo, many people praise the women for stepping up and rebelling against the deputy director, and fighting to protect themselves. Some people call it “courageous” and a “brave revenge.”

“Harassers deserve to be hit,” one commenter writes, with another person adding: “It is good that young people nowadays come forward against older and more powerful leaders.”

There are also people on Weibo who question the reported “mental illness” condition of the woman who hit Wang, with some suggesting she could have not been a state office worker if she suffered from serious mental issues. Others also denounce the fact that the woman was labeled this way, while allegedly having been harassed and finding no help after reporting it to the police. At the same time, a majority of commenters express relief that the woman will not face punishment for hitting Wang with the mop.

Since the outcome of the investigations has not been made public, some netizens demand to see the investigation’s conclusions to know if the official was indeed guilty of sexual harassment and why nothing was done about the female worker’s alleged reports to police about his behaviour.

Over the past year, the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace has been receiving more attention on Chinese social media. In March of this year, a Shanghai court awarded approximately $15,000 to a plaintiff in a sexual harassment suit against a colleague who had sent disturbing text messages to her over a period of six months (link). In December of 2020, a landmark court case of the female scriptwriter Zhou Xiaoxuan versus Chinese famous TV host Zhu Jun attracted major attention on social media.

By Manya Koetse, with contributions by Miranda Barnes

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