- Language Tips
Plastic surgery for better prospects
Four female college students in Tianjin spent some 60,000 yuan ($9,419) on cosmetic surgery before their graduation in order to get better job offers.
The four women went to a hospital on Wednesday and asked for the operation. Yue Yue (not her real name), who led the four women to the hospital, said she got a good offer from a joint-venture company after she had the cosmetic surgery.
According to Yao Fei, the doctor who spoke to the four women, the hospital receives many female college students every summer seeking cosmetic surgery. "Most of them had no obvious defects, but they wanted to be more beautiful."
- Metro Express
Broken wire pole joined with tape
A broken wire pole in Guilin, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, was found to be fixed with gummed tape.
On Tuesday, a photo of the broken pole went viral online. It was said that the pole belonged to Guilin branch of China Telecom. The photo showed that a wire pole with fiber optic wire was broken into two parts and then stuck together with gummed tape.
The photo was forwarded more than 30,000 times in one day and drew the attention of the Guilin branch of China Telecom.
The company said on Thursday that they would replace it as soon as possible.
- Shandong Commercial Daily
Police detain man for Internet porn
A man in Qianguo county, Jilin province, was detained for 15 days and fined 3,000 yuan ($471) for downloading pornographic videos to his home computer.
The man posted his story online on Monday and Wednesday, saying three policemen came to his house on March 22 and took him with his computer to the police station for investigation.
"They found the porn films and asked me where I downloaded them. I said I had gotten them from the Internet and they asked me if I upload them. I said no," the man wrote in his post.
- South China Metropolis Daily
Driver punished for injuring dog
A man in Xinxiang, Henan province, is facing a punishment of 15 days in jail plus a 2,000 yuan ($314) fine for hitting a dog with his car and then driving away.
According to local traffic police, the man, surnamed Ma, drove a car in the city on April 13 and hit a dog, which was injured but still could run. The dog owner reported the accident to police, and Ma was informed about the possible punishment on June 6.
Ma said he didn't understand why he was being punished. He Dongxia, a lawyer in the city, said the dog owner should accept responsibility for the accident because he did not take good care of his pet.
- Orient Today
Hospital chief accused of rape
The president of a hospital in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, was detained on allegations of rape, according to Jinhua Public Security Bureau.
According to the local police department, the victim was a 14-year-old student from Liupanshui, Guizhou province. She was kidnapped and taken to Jinhua, where she was raped.
Police said they received a report on June 6 and carried out an investigation immediately. So far, eight suspects have been detained. Sun Shangjian, 50, from Jinhua, was the president of Jinhua Aike Hospital.
Another suspect Hu Yuyuan, 20, from Guizhou province, allegedly abducted women by claiming he could help them find work, according to the bureau.
- Qianjiang Evening News
ROK Buddhist meeting causes rift
The Jogye Order, a Buddhist sect from the Republic of Korea, broke its promise by interfering in China's internal affairs during a recent Buddhist conference, said a spokesperson of the Buddhist Association of China on Friday.
The spokesperson for the association said the Jogye Order, the organizer of the World Fellowship of Buddhists' ROK conference, contradicted the basic tenets of Buddhism - refraining from lying, tricking others and slandering.
A 17-member Chinese delegation, headed by Buddhist Association of China Vice-President Shi Yongxin, found that the organizer broke its promise to stick to the "one-China" principle by inviting to the conference Samdhong Rinpoche, a former high official of the so-called Tibetan government-in-exile.
The Chinese delegation expressed serious dissatisfaction, lodged its protest against the organizer and decided to withdraw from the conference.
- Xinhua News Agency
(China Daily 06/16/2012 page2)