China scene: South

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-12-13 07:59
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Spiteful wife sells husband's car

A man in Haikou, Hainan province, was mistaken for a thief while driving his car, unaware that his estranged wife had sold it without telling him.

The man, surnamed Lin, unexpectedly ran across his car, which he had not seen for a month after his wife drove off in it following a marital spat.

However, a man who claimed to have purchased the car from Lin's wife for 40,000 yuan ($6,013) demanded that Lin return the car or refund his money.

Police said Lin had not committed theft because the car had not been legally sold and Lin was still in possession of the car's registration documents.

(Nanguo Metropolis Daily)

Knife pulled after staged car crash

Police in Dongguan, Guangdong province, arrested two men who deliberately rear-ended another vehicle before robbing the driver of more than 2 million yuan ($300,729).

Following the rear-end collision that took place on Dec 2, the driver got out of his car to check the damage when the culprits pulled a knife on him and forced him to hand over all his cash.

Police caught up with the pair two days later and recovered the money.

(Dongguan Times)

Loving hearts beat in time

Members of the Loving Heart Society in Haikou, Hainan province, continue to champion downtrodden orphans and widowed senior citizens.

The society, founded in 2001 by a group of netizens, now has 1,500 volunteers and has raised millions over the past five years to help seniors and orphans who are struggling in life.

To offer children in poor areas a better education, the group collected more than 350,000 donated books and built 175 libraries in 15 cities and counties.

"To see the smiles on the faces of people we have helped gives us the faith and strength to continue with our work," one of the volunteers said.

(Hainan Daily)

(China Daily 12/13/2010 page7)