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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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Children of Hubei Medical Workers to Receive 10 Extra Points on High School Enrolment Examination

Hubei officials announced a controversial measure to reward frontline medical workers.

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Hubei authorities announced new measures on Tuesday to encourage and support the work of Hubei’s front-line medical workers during the coronavirus crisis.

One of these measures, rewarding the children of medical staff an extra ten points in their zhongkao examination, became a somewhat controversial top trending topic on Chinese social media today.

The zhongkao is an important academic examination in China taken during the last year of junior high school, right before entering education institutions at the senior high school level. These enrollment examinations are held annually in June or July, depending on the region.

A good mark on the exam is of crucial importance for many students, as it will give them admission to their preferred senior high school, which then could have more profound effects on their education after high school and their further career.

According to the new policy, children of Hubei’s medical workers would be rewarded with ten extra points on top of their overall score for the exams if they take it. Since the exams are highly competitive, every extra point could mean a world of difference since it will mean leaving hundreds of other students behind you.

On Weibo, one announcement of the new measure published by Chinese news source The Paper received over 938.000 likes and more than 11.000 comments. Many Weibo users do not agree with the policy.

“It should be the medical workers themselves who are rewarded through promotion or a salary increase,” a top comment says: “It shouldn’t be their children who are rewarded.”

Although a majority of commenters say that medical workers should be given special rewards in these times of hardships, most also agree that rewarding their children in their exam results is not the way to go. “This only makes the exam system more unfair,” a recurring comment says.

With 610 million views at the time of writing, the hashtag “The kids of Hubei frontline medical staff will get extra 10 points on zhongkao score” (#湖北一线医务人员子女中考加10分#) is one of the most-dicussed topics on Weibo of the day.

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Sudden Ground Collapse at Metro Station in Xiamen

A sudden collapse occurred near Xiamen’s Lucuo station, just two weeks after a similar incident took place in Guangzhou.

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In the evening of December 12, Xiamen’s Lvcuo (Lǚcuò 吕厝) metro station became a breaking news topic in Chinese media after a ground collapse incident occurred at a nearby intersection, followed by a major flood in the Xiamen subway.

Xiamen, Fujian Province, is one of China’s major coastal cities. According to Xiamen Metro News, the collapse happened at 21:52 local time.

At time of writing, rescue teams are still investigating the scene. It is unclear if people have been trapped or injured due to the collapse.

An apparent dashcam video shared by Sina News and People’s Daily on Weibo shows the moment right before the sudden collapse.

The video captures how the road is relatively busy at the time of collapsing, and at least one car can be seen crashing into the sinkhole.

Other footage shows that the Xiamen metro line is currently flooded (also see video in this tweet).

The scene of the collapse at 0:10 local time.

The metro station where this incident occurred is relatively new. Xiamen’s metro line was first opened in late December 2017.

Just two weeks ago, another major ground collapse accident occurred at the construction site of a metro line in Guangzhou. Three people remain missing after the incident.

On Thursday night local time, the Xiamen metro collapse was the number one trending topic on social media platform Weibo. Many netizens commenting on the incident express worries about the safety of roads and construction sites in China.

Update (Dec 13): According to the latest Chinese media reports, the drivers of two cars who were at the scene at the moment of the ground collapse have both been recused. One female pedestrian who also fell into the sinkhole is receiving medical treatment..

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