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‘Super Tractor Kid’ Drives Drunk Dad Home

Trending on Sina Weibo today is the hot topic of a ‘super kid’ who took his drunken father home by driving a tractor. What made the topic especially remarkable: the little driver was only seven years old.

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Trending on Sina Weibo today is the hot topic of a ‘super kid’ who took his drunken father home by driving a tractor (#幼儿拉醉父回家#). What made the topic especially remarkable: the little driver was only seven years old.

The 7-year old boy from Guangxi, southwest China, was captured in photos late at night driving the tractor by himself, wearing slippers, while his seemingly drunk father was sound asleep in the back of the tractor. The person who took the photos said the boy seemed very proficient in driving the vehicle, looking calm and collected, suggesting that it was probably not the first time he did so.

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Netizens on Weibo are praising this boy by jokingly saying he is the “Son of China” (中国 好儿子), but they also express their concerned about the safety of the 7-year-old. Chinese police stated that all parents should take good care of their children, and not allow them to drive any kind of vehicle before the age of 18.

Online commenters also wonder why the boy could go out and drive a tractor in the first place: why could this boy drive the tractor, which had no license plate, for over twenty miles without being halted? And why he was allowed to do so by his parents? And last but not least; why did the event have no consequences for the irresponsible father?

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According to China’s legislation, the driver of any automobile, including a tractor, should be no younger than 18 years old. When underaged people are caught driving, they will be fined RMB 2000, as well as be detained for 15 days. The vehicle will be held by the police until the owner claims it back with legal documents within 3 months.

– by Fan Bai

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One Dead, 17 Injured in Guangxi Kindergarten Knife Attack

News of a brutal kindergarten attack in Guangxi has shocked Chinese netizens.

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A brutal attack on a kindergarten in the city of Beiliu, Guangxi Province, has left at least one dead and 17 people injured. (Update April 29: Two victims have now passed away due to the attack.)

The incident occurred on the afternoon of April 28, when a man stormed into the school with a knife and started stabbing the pupils and teaching staff. The man attacked at least 16 children and 2 teachers. Blurred videos of the scene showed injured children in the playground area, some sitting up and some lying on the floor.

The 25-year-old man from Guangxi’s Guannan village was arrested shortly after the attack and his motives remain unknown at this time. One video on Weibo shows the man being taken away by police. Some online rumors (unconfirmed) suggested the man was going through a divorce and that his wife works at the kindergarten.

Local authorities in Beiliu and Yulin are calling on people to donate blood while the hospital is treating those who were injured in the attack. Images shared on Weibo showed people lining up to donate blood.

In June of 2020, a similar kindergarten attack left 39 children and staff injured.

On Weibo, the incident has become a trending topic, with many people expressing anger and sorrow over the attack.

“Is this another ‘mental disorder’ [case]?” (“又是精神病?”) many commenters write.

“This news really breaks my heart. Those poor children have done nothing wrong, they are innocent,” one person writes. Many others write that they hope the man will be severely punished. “He should be executed on the spot,” some say, with others writing: “Having a mental disorder is not an excuse.”

By Manya Koetse

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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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