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Oh, Sh*t – Chinese Burglar Gets Caught After Pooping on Victim’s Floor

A very unusual court case: a Chinese burglar was caught after he pooped on the ground at his victim’s house. Thanks to the forensic DNA analysis of his faeces, he could be arrested for the burglary and 286 other cases of thefts.

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Chinese media are reporting about an unusual court case today. A Chinese burglar was caught after he pooped on the ground at his victim’s house. Thanks to the forensic DNA analysis of his faeces, he could be arrested for the burglary and 286 other cases of theft.

A 39-year-old man from Henan known as Zhang was put on trial today for multiple cases of theft and burglary. Beijing Times reports that the man had been an active criminal for the past 4 years, carrying out one robbery and a staggering 287 cases of theft.

During one of those cases, Zhang was breaking into a house when he needed to poop. As he stated at court, he “could not hold it” and had not stolen anything yet. He pooped right on the floor next to the victim’s bed.

Because the burglar had not removed his excrement, police were able to track him down through his faeces’ DNA. Zhang already had a criminal record and his DNA information was registered at the public security bureau.

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The suspect went to a Fangshan district Beijing court today – the charges against him counted a total of 79 pages for dozens of cases of theft he consistently carried out over the past years. Zhang stated that he was “tired of working”, and that he used the money he stole for food and for “watching movies at the internet cafe.”

In 2008, Zhang was previously sentenced to 3 years in prison for theft. After completing his prison sentence, he left his hometown in Henan province for Beijing, where he started working together with his wife.

Because the job was “tiring”, Zhang started to go out stealing, entering people’s homes during nighttime, and taking anything he could steal, from money to jewelry, but also shoes and music instruments. The crimes all took place in the same rural area.

On social media, many Chinese netizens find the news amusing. “Poor civil police,” one netizen remarks: “They still had to take the DNA out of his shit!”

“The moral of this story is that we should not poop on the floor,” another netizen remarks.

There are also people who wonder about the legal aspect of this case: “Unless he confessed to the other 286 cases of theft, how can the judge prove he did it? Did he poop 286 times?”

According to Beijing Times, the judgement of the court still needs to come out.

– 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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China Arts & Entertainment

Oh, the Drama! Chinese Opera Performance Turns into Stage Fight as Drunken Man Attacks Actors

This local traditional opera performance unexpectedly turned into a stage fight.

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On October 9 in Zhejiang’s Lishui city (Laozhu Town), a theatrical performance unexpectedly turned very dramatic when a drunken man stormed on stage to fight with the performers.

A video showing the Chinese opera performance being disturbed by the drunkard, turning it into a chaotic stage scene, is gaining major attention on Chinese social media.

The incident occurred Friday night around 9 pm, when the Laozhu Theatrical Troupe was performing.

Videos of the incident that are circulating online show how one man comes on stage, attacking one of the actors. The scene escalates into a big fight when others try to intervene. The police were quick to arrive at the scene.

Various news reports suggest the man started to act out after getting into an argument with one of the ‘Huadan’ (花旦) performers of the troupe. In traditional Chinese opera, the Huadan characters are young female roles, often seductive in appearance and quick with their words.

Local police posted on Weibo that the chaos was caused by a 33-year-old local who started to become aggressive after he had too much to drink. The man is charged with disorderly conduct and is currently detained.

The case received even more attention on social media when it turned out that the 33-year old troublemaker is the son of the head of a neighboring village.

Many Chinese netizens feel that the man is spared by Chinese news media outlets, which only report about a “drunken man” who was “causing trouble.” They insist that the real story should be properly reported.

“The son of the village chief took liberties with a huadan actress who rejected him, and then he kicked her, causing her to lose consciousness. He then beat up other actors,” some commenters explain.

“He is not just a ‘drunkard’, he’s the son of the village secretary.”

“What an explosive performance it was!” one Weibo blogger writes.

By Manya Koetse

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China Food & Drinks

Tianjin Restaurant Introduces “Meal Boxes for Women”

The special lunch boxes for women were introduced after female customers had too much leftover rice.

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China’s anti food waste campaign, that was launched earlier this month, is still in full swing and noticeable on China’s social media where new iniatives to curb the problem of food loss are discussed every single day.

Today, the hashtag “Tianjin Restaurant Launches Special Female Meal Boxes” (#天津一饭店推出女版盒饭#) went trending with some 130 million views on Weibo, with many discussions on the phenomenon of gender-specific portions. The restaurant claims its special ‘female lunch boxes’ are just “more suitable for women.”

According to Tonight News Paper (今晚报), the only difference their reporter found between the “meals for women” and the regular meals, is the amount of rice served. Instead of 275 grams of rice, the ‘female edition’ of the restaurant’s meals contain 225 grams of rice.

The restaurant, located on Shuangfeng Road, decided to introduce special female lunch boxes after discovering that the female diners of the offices they serve usually leave behind much more rice than their male customers.

The restaurant now claims they expect to save approximately 10,000 kilograms of rice on an annual basis by serving their meals based on gender.

On Chinese social media, the initiative was heavily criticized. Weibo netizens wondered why the restaurant would not just offer “bigger” and “smaller” lunch boxes instead of introducing special meals based on gender.

“There are also women who like to eat more, what’s so difficult about changing your meals to ‘big’ and ‘small’ size?”, a typical comment said: “Some women eat a lot, some men don’t.”

Many people called the special meals for women sex discrimination and also wanted to know if there was a difference in price between the ‘female’ and ‘male’ lunch boxes.

There are also female commenters on Weibo who claim they can eat much more than their male colleagues. “Just give me the male version,” one female user wrote: “I’ll eat that meal instead.”

This is the second time this month that initiatives launched in relation to China’s anti food waste campaign receive online backlash.

A restaurant in Changsha triggered a storm of criticism earlier this month after placing two scales at its entrance and asking customers to to enter their measurements into an app that would then suggest menu items based on their weight. The restaurant later apologized for encouraging diners to weigh themselves.

By Manya Koetse

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