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Dashboard Video: Kid Falls From Car on Freeway

ng dashboard video has attracted the attention of China’s netizens. The video shows how a toddler falls from the back of a minibus that is waiting for the traffic lights.

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A shocking dashboard video has attracted the attention of China’s netizens. The video shows how a 2-year-old child falls from the back of a minibus that is waiting for the traffic lights. The video reminds of other videos that have captured parent’s neglect in dangerous traffic scenes.

A video that shows how a toddler falls from the back of a minivan as it is waiting for traffic lights has gone viral on Chinese social media. The footage shows how the infant is left in the middle of the busy freeway as the car drives off. The scene was captured by a dashboard camera and became trending topic on Sina Weibo under the hashtag “Your kid has fallen” (#你的孩子掉了#).


The footage that shows an infant falling from the back of a minivan on a busy road has gone viral on Chinese social media

According to CCTV, the accident happened in China’s Wujiang, Jiangsu province. The video exposes how the person next to the driver, in the car that captured the footage, immediately steps out to rescue the child. CCTV reports that the drivers of the minivan only discovered the child was missing after it was rescued. When the rescuers chased after the minivan to return the child, they finally turned around to look for the infant.

The video attracted thousand of comments from Weibo netizens. One netizen writes: “What a clever child this is – its first reaction is to chase the car instead of crying. Those parents are so careless, they don’t even have a child seat!”

“Thank god for the other car and that nothing happened,” one other netizen says: “But this will have a great impact on this child for that one single moment it thinks its parents do not want it anymore.”

CCTV later reported on its official Weibo account that the woman who rescued the child is a warehouse manager named Du Xiuli, who reportedly said that “every mother would have done the same” about her stepping out into the busy road to save the infant. Pictures show the woman meeting with the infant’s caregivers, and her getting rewarded for her selfless act.

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In 2011, shocking footage exposed how a 2-year-old girl in Foshan was run over by two vehicles as people and cars passed by without helping her. Many people saw the death of the girl, named Wang Yue, as indicative of a growing apathy in contemporary Chinese society.

About this case in Jiangsu, that luckily ended without anyone getting hurt, some netizens say: “It might not seem like a big thing, but this is encouraging and helps to create an overall better atmosphere in society.”

Besides praising the persons who saved the child, many netizens also call for people using safety seats for children in their car.

– 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 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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15-Year-Old Girl Jumps to Death in Sichuan, Kills Father Who Tried to Catch Her

The tragic incident has stirred a flood of comments on Weibo.

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After the shocking death of a 2-year-old boy went viral in China earlier today, another tragic story is again top trending on social media.

On August 22, authorities in the city of Luzhou in Sichuan stated that on Saturday morning 10:30 a 15-year-old girl jumped from the 25th floor of an apartment building.

The girl’s father, a 42-year-old man, attempted to catch his daughter and break her fall. Both father and daughter were killed in the incident.

The hashtag “Father killed while trying to catch daughter who jumped off a building” (#父亲欲接坠楼女儿被砸身亡#) received over 460 million views on Weibo on Saturday, with thousands of people discussing the tragic event.

Bystander footage of the scene shows (blurred, viewer discretion advised) how people are screaming in horror when the girl jumps to her death.

The case is currently still under investigation.

Among the flood of comments, there are many who are worried about the mother in this family and offer their condolences: “She must be in so much pain.”

Some also ponder over the terrible predicament of the girl’s father and a dad’s love for his daughter, writing things such as: “He just relied on his instincts to step forward and open his arms.”

There are also many people reflecting on the stress experienced by young people in China, school pressure being a major issue, leading to self-harm or suicide. According to a 2017 news report, suicide is the leading cause of death among young Chinese people.

“I can understand both the daughter and the father,” some say: “I can feel the pain in my heart.”

 

By Manya Koetse

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