Blood and tears of childhood behind gold medals

| August 21st, 2012

From IFeng:

At the London Olympics games, post 90s generation shined.  However, what is not known behind the gold medals is a childhood filled with blood and tears.  Look at these little faces with tears, hands and feet covered in scars, worn exercise bars and training pants, do you feel the pain?

Little body not yet fully developed being forcefully stepped on everyday.

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Multiple corpses of children dug out under a bridge in Jiangsu Province

| February 2nd, 2012

From Netease:

Recently the Chinese netizens are talking about corpses of children dug out under a bridge in Xiangshui County, Yancheng of Jiangsu Province. According to the police, the person who reported the crime Mr. Sun Rongrong was separated with his child’s mother (Wu Weiwei) who took their 4-year-old daughter (Sun Jier) to live with a man in Xiangshui County. The child was dead for unknown reasons on the night of January 21 even before sending to the hospital for rescue. […]Read more…

18 kindergarteners killed in head-on collision, school van severely overloaded

| November 17th, 2011

From Netease:

November 16, 9:40 am, a severe car accident occurred in Yulin County, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. A dump truck carrying coal smashed into a kindergarten school bus in a head-on collision.  The accident already caused 20 deaths, the bus driver and four kindergarteners were killed instantly and 15 others died in the hospital.

The so called school bus is actually just a small van which was supposed to carry maximum of 9 people.  However according to Gansu Province emergency team, […]Read more…

Child Trafficking and Sina Weibo

| October 12th, 2011

People who’ve been on Sina Weibo for a while may remember a small movement that came upon that service like a tidal wave earlier this year but was swallowed back into the sea before it ever impacted shore. Hoping to call attention to the plight of street children in China, CASS Professor Yu Jianrong started a Weibo account dedicated to posting photos of street children so that if they were kidnapped, their real parents might recognize them and save them.

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Primary school students study with a coffin in classroom for years

| September 18th, 2011

From Netease:

A set of photos showed a class of primary school students studying in a classroom with a coffin in the front has shocked Chinese netizens and sparked heated discussion. Two years ago, a primary school in a small village in Shaanxi province was certified as a "dilapidated house". With no funding to build up a new school, the school rented a room from residence as the classroom. Since then, the students have been studying with the coffin.

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New sex education textbook is condemned as pornography

| August 20th, 2011

From QQ:

Illustrations from the new sex education textbook

Beijing’s first sex education textbook for elementary school students has triggered heated discussion. Many parents find it too sexually explicit and some condemned the new textbook as pornography.

This sex education textbook, titled The Footsteps of Growth (《成长的脚步》), consists of different sections, such as “My body”, "Where do I come from?" and “How to prevent AIDS.” To better explain the content, the textbook employs many bold illustrations including sexual intercourse.

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Kindergartener stripped naked for playing with his penis

| June 10th, 2011

From GZ daily and Daily Sunshine

Yesterday morning, Tao Tao was not willing to go to kindergarten no matter how his parents persuaded him. Because one of the teachers took his pants off in front of the class to punish him for playing his penis. The president of the kindergarten has come to apologize for it and agreed to pay back all the tuition fees.

Tao Tao’s kindergarten has over 20 teachers with all the licenses and good qualifications. “Since this […]Read more…

13 year old boy gains popularity for his precocious zeal in politics

| May 4th, 2011

Huang Yibo’s controversial photo

This is a photo of a 13 year old teenage boy reading something. Do you find it any unusual? Chinese netizens do. As a matter of fact, this photo first posted in the 13 year-old’s blog, has gained him wide attention however, most of these attentions are unfavorable: Chinese netizens think the young boy poses like a government official reading official document in the photo. The photo becomes even more controversial after netizens learn about the boy’s […]Read more…

Free lunch program starts in Hunan Province, benefits first 41 children

| May 3rd, 2011

From hunan.voc.com | translated by Jenny Jiang | edited by Key

“Free Lunch Program” started at Pingpo village Primary School of Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County, Hunan Province. Peng Xiaoyu, took her younger brother to school and fed him the free lunch. At noon of April 27th , 41 students from the school had a warm lunch for the first time.

“It tastes good! Do we have it tomorrow?” asked Peng Yi, shyly.

“We hope that this program would be sustainable and also growing […]Read more…

4 primary school students die when rescuing classmate, is not to be applauded

| April 30th, 2011

Here is the translated news excerpt from Xinhua Net:

On Jun 26th, 4 primary school students swept away by a torrent when they linked arms by holding hands, rescuing one of their classmates. Xiao Shuai (alias) was one of the witnesses at the scene. That day, he and other 8 classmates rode bicycles to play at the beach of Lao Bi River. They were all six grade students at the local Chen Tai Primary School.

Some of them went into the […]Read more…

19 children go to school in decrepit building, use coffin as seats

| April 24th, 2011

From Netease | translated by Jue | Edited by Key

Jialun Teaching Point of Jiutian Primary School in Duan County (Yao autonomous county) lies in the deep mountains. It takes at least 4 hours to go out there and return. There used to be a well equipped primary school before March, 2007, but the school building was torn down because it was dilapidated and the new school was not finished yet. Therefore, Jiutian Primary School has to rent a “classroom” with […]Read more…

Custody battle auction, bid to lose custody

| March 28th, 2011

From Netease:

In Beijing, a couple who is getting divorced is in a custody battle, instead of fighting to win the custody of their 4 year-old son, they fight to lose it. The mother claimed that she has no ability to raise the child and asked the court to award the custody to the husband. The husband however, said it’s bad for his job to have a kid around and it would be better for the young child to stay with […]Read more…

Microblog helps abducted children reunite with parents

| February 15th, 2011

According to the Information Office of the State Council, China is a country with 450 million web users; 125 million of them have set up microblogs. Now microblog (China Twitter) seems to be more than just a platform for people to catch up with friends. Its use is being further explored by the Chinese netizens. For example, police department uses the microblog to help improve its image. State media have reported that at least 500 police departments have set up […]Read more…

Crazy mother beats young child in the street

| September 23rd, 2010

This video captured on the street of Shaanxi Province made the local news on TV.

In the video: Around 2 pm in the afternoon, a woman dragged a boy in the street.  For some unknown reason she suddenly kicked the boy who looked about 3-4 years old over far away.  The boy lay on the floor and started crying non-stop but the woman did not stop her crazy acts. She dragged boy up and kicked the boy in the waist […]Read more…