Yet another kindergarten killing in China, now guarding children with submachine guns

| May 13th, 2010

“Dear dad and mom, I am going to school. Hope it is not parting forever, I want to go home alive. Dear teacher and principal, I am coming to school. You cannot let bad people touch me, I want to go home alive. Dear uncle and auntie, I am at school. If you have grievances please go petition to higher authorities, I want to go home alive!” Blogger Zheng Yuanjie (郑渊洁) wrote in his blog after the April 30 Taixing, […]Read more…

China beefing up school security with police steel forks following recent attacks on schoolchildren

| April 30th, 2010

China’s recent series of attacks on schoolchildren and even children in kindergarten stirred up public outrage.   In response, schools all over the country took actions to improve security on campus.

Yesterday, April 29, a man burst into a kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu province and stabbed 25 children and three adults.

And it was just one day ago, on April 28, a teacher carrying a knife broke into a primary school in Guangdong province in southern China and stabbed 15 students […]Read more…

Man stabs 13 elementary students in front the school, 9 dead

| March 24th, 2010

From Netease:

March 23 Morning, in Nanping, Fujian Province a man appeared to be mentally ill brandished a knife at the entrance of Luantong Nanping experimental elementary school during the time when students were just arriving to school. He continuously stabled and cut 13 elementary students. Currently, 9 children were killed and the other 4 are in critical condition and being rescued in the hospitals. The suspect was arrested by the police. 42 year old Zheng Mingsheng (郑民生) born in […]Read more…

Elementary schools named after tobacco industry in China

| January 20th, 2010

From Xinhua:

“Genius comes from hard work Tobacco helps you to be successful”

After the Wenchuan earthquake last year, Sichuan disaster area has established a “Sichuan Tobacco Hope Elementary School”, not only the “China Tobacco” name and logo was clearly printed on the top of the school building, the stone monument in the center of the school writes “Determine to contribute to society, Tobacco helps you to be successful”. According to statistics, there are at least […]Read more…

A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father

| January 9th, 2010

These days, a post titled “A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father” on MOP triggered heated discussions. Poster named “I am a little cat” (我是小猫猫一个) just graduated from college almost for a year. His monthly salary is one thousand yuan (=150 USD) which is less than his peasant worker father’s, so he had been lying to his family about his life… Many netizens related to him and said “You are not lonely”; “Whether you have money […]Read more…

China, where is your conscience? The tragic curtain call of substitute teachers

| January 7th, 2010

By CC & Key

Starting 2010, 448,000 substitute teachers in China will be laid off (The word 清退 [qīng tuì] is used in the news. I looked up 清退in the dictionary it means to give back something that does not belong). Most of the already laid off teachers are struggling with difficult lives. And the teachers who are waiting to be laid off do not ask for more compensation, but they only want to leave with dignity, and hope that there […]Read more…

Student who is punished to stand outside freezes to death

| December 28th, 2009

News from Netease and everywhere: A first grade student of a middle school from Shandong Province named Zhang Jixin (张继鑫) climbed out of the dormitory walls to buy food for another student on the evening of December 17th 2009. He was spotted by the teacher on duty when climbing the wall. The teacher hit him several times and ordered him to stand still outside as a punishment. Later the teacher went out drinking and forgot about the student. At 7 […]Read more…

Legless teacher, I am proud of you

| December 24th, 2009

 

From MOP:

Life is a process, a process from birth to death. Everyone has their own attitude towards life. While some people are enjoying their healthy bodies and taking them for granted, some other people are living a difficult life because of their physical disabilities. In Xiaoyangba community Yichang town, Hubei Province, there is a “teacher” with severe physical disabilities. A childhood medical malpractice injured his sciatic nerve, so he forever could not stand up.

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The kidnappings and killings of children in Shenzhen, the truth and reactions

| December 14th, 2009

[NetEase] Recently, there were rumors in the Shenzhen community with news about elementary students being kidnapped and killed, causing students and parents to live in fear. Reporter learned from the Shenzhen police that since the second half of this year, three child kidnapping cases had happened in Futian district in Shenzhen, and one of the cases involved a death of one of the children hostages. There were also many kidnapping cases in Nanshan district. At least one child was […]Read more…

Poverty-stricken female graduate student commits suicide at school dorm

| December 12th, 2009

[From Netease]

Summary: On December 10, a forum post started to spread on the Chinese major BBS – Shanghai Maritime University female graduate student Yang Yuanyuan (杨元元) committed suicide in the dormitory bathroom. Criticisms pointed to the University. University publicity department then scrambled to post relevant information about the incident over night. Professor of Sociology at Fudan University in Shanghai, Hu Shoujun said the deceased already passed way, to show respect, everyone please stop judging her. He also hoped people who […]Read more…

Hunan school trampling incident, 8 dead, 26 injured

| December 8th, 2009

[Netease] On the evening of December 7, 2009, a tragic trampling incident happened at Yucai private middle school in Xiangxiang city, Hunan Province, causing 8 dead, 26 injured and 8 others under medical observation in the hospital.

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