Thursday, October 18, 2012

China Buzz

China Buzz

College girl dies after giving birth in toilet in western China

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 06:18 PM PDT

College girl dies after giving birth in toilet in western China

On October 14, a female student from a university in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, died after giving birth to a baby boy in a public toilet of the school dormitory building.

When the girl was found, she had lost consciousness lying on the ground, and the newborn baby was dropped aside with the umbilical cord uncut.

The girl was rushed to a hospital immediately by the school, but was pronounced dead there despite of efforts.

Her baby boy, weighing 3kg, survives.

The tragedy has aroused very much attention from the public, and sparked intense criticisms on the current sex education in school as well.

Hostage taker shot dead on highway by Sichuan police

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 12:45 PM PDT

Hostage taker shot dead on highway by Sichuan police

A suspected drug user, who held a female passenger hostage in a Mercedez-Benz car, was shot dead Sunday on a highway.

Sichuan police said, Zhang Fuming, 47, from Shapingba District, in South West China’s Chongqing Municipality, was “in a very frantic state” on cocaine when driving a Benz car from Guangyuan toward Nanchong late Saturday. He apparently opened fire at crowds and vehicles along the expressway, after pulling over the car to the side of the road. A man was said to have been shot in his stomach, but the wound was not life-threatening.

Receiving the emergency calls, local police officers immediately arrived on the scene, to find that Zhang held a female passenger at gunpoint in his Benz car.

After the 12-hour long negotiation failed, police decided to shoot him dead taking into consideration of the safety of the hostage.

At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, a tear gas canister was fired into Zhang’s car. When he attempted to leave the vehicle while still holding the woman hostage, he was shot dead by a sniper.

The woman, who has been confirmed as Zhang’s ex-partner, was freed unhurt.

Police later also found two handguns and ammunition in the suspected drug addict’s car.

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