1. Age Muddled, Insurance Card Wouldn't Swipe
Liuzhou Man is 28, Insurance Card Showed He Was Born in "1900"


Liuzhou – Dispatch to this paper (Reporter Zhao Bengao)
     When a Liuzhou man in his twenties went to a hospital to see a doctor recently, his insurance card was not accepted. The reason was that his personal information did not match up: the card showed he had been born in 1900.
     On June 21, a chat room user named "Smile-A-Day" filed a post on the web site Today's Red Bean claiming that a personal friend had been "crossed over" into the Qing Dynasty, perhaps because he'd been watching too many "cross overs" [period dramas about old China on TV]. The friend's medical insurance card clearly stated that he was born in 1900, making him an "old fogy from the Late Qing.
     The post claimed that when this friend went to a hospital to see a doctor, his insurance card was rejected as payment because of the mistake in his personal information. This really made the friend nervous, and as of the time the post was filed he still didn't know how to correct the relevant information.
     This reporter contacted the friend, a Mr. Wei, through "Smile-A-Day." Wei, who was born in 1984, had been depressed about this matter for several days. He told this reporter that he works for a real estate company in Liuzhou. He got his insurance card through the company two years ago and immediately noticed the mistake on the face of the card displaying his birth year as 1900. He reported the problem to the company's personnel department at the time, but coworkers comforted him by saying it would not affect use of the card, so he never had it corrected.
     Mr. Wei has been healthy and not gone to a hospital for the last two years, so he didn't worry about the problem. When he got sick and went to the hospital on June 18, he encountered a hassle when paying the bill. A hospital employee told him he could not use the insurance card because the information did not match.
     What happens when mistaken information appears on an insurance card, and what should one do to correct it? This reporter asked the Liuzhou Social Insurance Payment Center these questions.
     Staff who handle such matters indicated that when problems like Mr. Wei's come about, it may be because an error appeared in the information supplied by the company, or it may be because the employee made a mistake in entering information when registering. If you discover errors in the information on your insurance card, you should have the errors corrected in timely fashion. Otherwise normal use of the card may be affected.
     As explained by the staff, persons with insurance coverage in their individual names may take valid identification to the Golden Autumn Building to apply for a correction; but those with coverage under a group plan need to have their employer issue relevant certification, which the individual can then take to apply for a correction.
     With assistance from his employer, the information on Mr. Wei's card was eventually amended on June 21 to show his correct date of birth.


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2. Dad Finds That Courage Gets a Cold Shoulder
12-Year-Old Son Advises "Don't Get Involved After This"


Dispatch to [China Commercial Daily, Xian, China] (Trainee Reporter Jin Ge, Reporter He Jie)
     When he saw a man snatch a girl's purse, Mr. Wei chased after him to help restrain him and get the purse back. Surprisingly, the victim took her purse, turned around and left without saying "thank you". Wei's son, who had witnessed all this, pulled on the hem of his father's coat and said, "from now on, don't get involved in other people's business."
     At 10:00 p.m. on July 18, Mr. Wei took his wife, son and nephew to the night market near the intersection of Banyin Road to get some barbecue. "As we were eating, I saw a woman dressed in yellow chasing after a man and shouting 'robber' as she ran." Seeing this situation, Mr. Wei put down his chopsticks and rushed out. "I chased the man 300 meters and pushed him down."
     The woman in yellow caught up as Mr. Wei grabbed the purse out of the man's hand. "The woman took her purse, turned around and left without saying a word of thanks." Citizens eating barbecue nearby each criticized the woman in yellow and also stopped her from leaving. Finally the woman and the robber were taken to the precinct station together.
     Mr. Wei said that the incident also created a traumatic experience for his son. "Dong Dong, my baby, is 12 this year. When we got home he couldn't stop talking about it, telling me I should mind my own business from now on." Dong Dong said: "I really admire what my dad did, helping someone out of kindness, but in the end the lady didn't even say 'thanks'. It really wasn't worth the risk."
     Mr. Wei felt very sad when he heard his son say that. "I told my son that if this kind of thing happens again, I'll go help even if the person doesn't say 'thank you'."


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3. Homosexual Affair Frustrating!
Tomboy and Big Girl in Street Fight Because of Relationship Problem


Correspondent Xu Wenqiu, dispatch to Evening News
     A tomboy with short hair and a tall, thin girl got into a dispute because of homosexual problems.  The big girl had taken the other's ID card and wouldn't return it. Late at night she was kicked by the tomboy and her back was injured. She hurt so bad she hollered for help on the street.
     Last night at about 1:21 a.m., compassionate members of the public called 110 to report to police that a "male" was fiercely beating a woman near the KaKa Bar on Zhongshan Road. The woman kept yelling for help and it might become serious, so they asked the police to send officers to stop it. Officers from the Plaza Police Affairs Station, Central City Patrol, rushed to the scene immediately upon receiving the report. They separated the two and endeavored to understand the situation in detail.
    Through investigation they learned that the one who was beating the other is called A-Hong. She is 19 this year and from this city. With a sturdy physic and short hair, and wearing a set of men's clothes, she looked like a cool young man. The one being beaten is called A-Juan, 21, from Laibin.  She is tall and thin with long hair worn over-the-shoulder. Before this the two had been homosexual lovers, but A-Hong grew weary of it and no longer wanted to see A-Juan. A-Juan wouldn't agree to the break up. She stole A-Hong's ID card and diploma, and hid them, and would not return them to A-Hong.
     Each party cooled down after patient persuasion and mediation by the civil police. They agreed to talk over and take care of their relationship problems. They promised that they would never again use drastic words and actions.


柳州晚报Liuzhou Evening News, 2012-07-23, page 9
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4. A Dead Woman by the Tracks?
A Cast-Off Inflatable Doll Scares People


Reporter Kong Defang, Correspondent Sun Qiang, Dispatch to the Evening News
     "Officer, we found a dead body! Hurry, come and look!" Civil police officers at the Sanzhong Police Station were quite shaken when they received that report at 7:20 p.m. on the 16th. Several officers were dispatched at once, but when they arrived at the scene, they found that the so-called "dead body" was just an inflatable doll that someone had thrown away.
     When they received the report, civil officers hurried to the railroad tracks by North Guangya Road, Number One Alley. Several approximately 12-year-old children, frightened nearly out of their minds, told the officers that they had been on their way to a classmate's birthday party. They realized they were early, so they came to that place to climb a tree and pick some "little bell fruits." But when they climbed up and looked over a nearby wall, they discovered "There's a woman's head buried in the ground with her hand sticking out." One of the kids, a little braver than the others, pointed out the place to the officers from some distance away.
     One officer vaguely saw a human torso, but it was dusk and there was no way the officer could see clearly from the far side of the wall. To resolve the matter in one stroke, the officer climbed over wall and came up beside the "dead body." He saw the "dead body" was completely buried in the earth from the waist down, but its hair was blond and looked very much like a wig.
     You mean it's a mannequin? The officer picked up a stick to poke at the "dead body" and discovered that it was just a soft inflatable doll. It turned out there were several tailor shops nearby, and they often threw away worn out dummies by the railroad tracks. Afterwards the officer went to the nearby shops to criticize and educate the managers.


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柳州晚报     Liuzhou Evening News, 6/18/12, P. 6
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5. Lingshan Man in Jealous Rage
Takes It Out on Lover's Child
Two Youngsters Feign Sleep to Avoid Harm


Qinzhou – Dispatch to South China Morning Post (Reporter Sun Xiaojuan; Correspondents, Ye Wen and Liu Shenbing) In a jealous rage, a Mr. Liu of Lingshan vented his anger on his lover's daughter, killing her. He was arrested on June 6.
     Ms. Zhu, a married woman who was born in 1972 in Bolao Town, Lingshan County, began an affair in June 2009 with Mr. Liu of the Lingshan City Gaming Machine Shop. Zhu's husband was in prison at the time and she brought Liu home to live with her.
     According to Liu's statement to the police, he sent a text message to Zhu at about 9 p.m. on May 28, asking where she was. Zhu replied that she was home embroidering, but then turned off her phone and ignored him. Liu's suspicions grew like weeds and he drove his motorbike over 100 km. from Lingshan City to Zhu's home to investigate. He discovered that Zhu was not at home, but her eldest daughter, 14-year-old "Fourth Sister", was sound asleep with the lights on. Liu turned out the lights and walked to an olive tree near the doorway. He continuously dialed Zhu's number but still could not get through. After he had waited anxiously for two hours, stewing in anger, he decided to kill Zhu to dissipate the hatred in his heart. But he had second thoughts because he had lived in Zhu's home for a time and some of his papers and clothing were still there. If he killed Zhu, the police investigation would easily lead to him. He therefore decided to go back into Zhu's house to collect his things. Just then "Forth Sister" was startled awake and saw him, reeking of alcohol and looking strange, so she picked up her phone to call someone. Fearing that his whereabouts would be exposed, Liu covered "Forth sister's" head with the bedding and killed her. Afterwards he moved the body to a hillside near the Zhu home to bury it, then fled the scene.
     "Fifth Sister" and "Fifth Brother", 9 and 10 years old, were watching while all this was happening. Bedded down in the living room, they were too afraid to even breathe and pretended to be asleep to avoid harm. The children's uncle brought them to the Public Security office the next day to report the crime. At about 10 a.m. on June 6, police officers from Lingshan arrested Liu in Qinzhou City and brought him to justice. He confessed to the facts surrounding "Forth Sister's" murder upon interrogation.


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6. Joke Gets Out of Hand, "New Guy" Gets Scared


Reporter Lu Bintong, Correspondent Guo Hao, Dispatch to the Evening News
     "Friendliness makes you rich," according to the old saying, "and compatibility is the most valued asset for co-workers." But for Liuzhou citizen Mr. Ye, who has a job on Hanghai Road, going to work each day has been a frightening experience. Yesterday he had no choice but to go to the police for help. What was going on? "The last couple of days, I've been beaten and cursed by those guys when I came to work. They really scare me." Mr. Ye told the police how he'd been "bullied" by co-workers the last couple of days. It had started a few days previously at an employee party. Everyone was eating and snacking that night. Mr. Ye, a fairly new employee, was occasionally the butt of his co-workers' jokes. While they were eating, the tip of Mr. Ye's cigarette accidently burned a co-worker's clothing and also injured the co-worker. The next day when he went to work, the co-worker started "investigating" Mr. Ye's responsibility. He pushed Mr. Ye around a few times and threatened him, and wouldn't stop even though Mr. Ye compensated him for his injuries and apologized.
     An officer at the Auto Parts Police Station received the report and went to the garage where Mr. Ye works to determine the facts. "We were just joking around with our little brother, the new-comer, and at most we pushed him a little." The co-workers hadn't realized the joke was getting out of hand until the officer arrived. They promptly explained that everybody actually sees him as one of the gang. They indicated that they wouldn't demand money from Mr. Ye.
     After determining the facts, the officer criticized the way that they had "joked around." In the end, with attentive guidance from the officer, Mr. Ye shook hands and reconciled with his co-workers one by one.


柳州晚报  2012-07-30, p.4, Liuzhou Evening News
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7. Liuzhou Boy Hit and Killed
Internet Announcement by Media Secretary Blames Third Party


Liuzhou – Dispatch to South China Morning Post
    This reporter has learned from the Accident Investigation Section of the Traffic Department, Liuzhou Public Security Bureau, that a serious traffic accident happened at noon on June 27 on a section of the street in front of the Tian-Yuan Printing Company on E-Gang Road in the South Liuzhou District. A third-grade student was unfortunately killed in the accident.
     At about 11:40 in the morning on June 27, a Mr. Wang drove a small sedan out of Liuzhou Railroad Tian-Yuan Cultural Media Printing Company. In the process of turning left onto E-Gang Road, he struck and injured a small boy. Mr. Wang picked the boy up, put him in his car, and headed for a nearby hospital to get treatment. Because the injury was so serious, however, treatment was ineffective and the boy died.
     Investigation indicates that the boy was 9 years old and was an elementary student in the third grade. The driver involved in the accident is a manager at Liuzhou Railroad Tian-Yuan Cultural Media Printing Company. After the accident, traffic police immediately hurried to the scene to initiate an investigation and collect evidence. In accordance with the law, they temporarily confiscated the vehicle involved in the accident and subpoenaed the driver, Mr. Wong, to submit to the investigation. According to evidence collected by the accident investigation team, it has been ascertained that no trace of alcohol was discovered in a test of the driver's blood; and an examination of the dead boy's body proved that the cause of death was a lethal traffic accident. The police further established through investigation at the scene that, after the accident, the sedan did not repeatedly roll over the boy's body.
     This reporter has also learned that a post appearing on the internet a few days ago, "Media Company Leader Runs Over and Kills Boy," is merely an effort to pass the blame. The person involved in the accident is not associated with the Guangxi Daily Media Group. Only a portion of the newspaper published in Liuzhou by the Guangxi Daily Media Group is printed under subcontract by the Liuzhou Railroad Tian-Yuan Cultural Media Printing Company.
     At present, the accident is still under further investigation.


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8. 90-Plus-Year-Old Man Falls in River, By-Standers Extend Helping Hand
Incident Occurred at Riverside Below Liuzhou's Wenhui Bridge
98-Year-Old Saved by Angler and Passers-By


Liuzhou – Dispatch to this paper (Reporter Huang Zhenzhen, Correspondent Chen Hemin)
     A Mr. Huang, who has reached the venerable age of 98, felt thirsty on the afternoon of June 20, so he decided take a sip of Liu River water at the river's edge under the Wenhui Bridge in Liuzhou. While he was at it he also splashed some water on his face. He accidently slipped and fell into the water, but luckily some kindhearted people acted promptly to save him.
    A civil officer from the police kiosk at the Worker's Hospital in Liuzhou's Yufeng District hurried to the scene at 1:30 in the afternoon that day, after receiving a report from the public. Mr. Huang had been rescued and brought to shore and was sitting by the river without his shirt. His clothing was completely wet through and through from his having fallen into the water, but compassionate people who were worried he would catch a chill had helped him take his clothes off to dry in the sun. People nearby said that when Mr. Huang fell into the water, a kindly man fishing nearby and two passing pedestrians stuck out their hands from the bank and worked together to pull him ashore.
     Mr. Huang said he is 98 years old this year. He got thirsty and went down to the river under the Wenhui Bridge to drink some water and splash some water on his face. At first he thought he could bend over and scoop up some water, but in a moment of carelessness he fell into the river.
     The civil officer bought some water for Mr. Huang and offered to see him home, but Mr. Huang, leaning on his cane, said he had money with him and could get a cab. "You're getting on in years. It would be better if I take you." The civil officer led Mr. Huang by the arm to his police car, and took him to his home in the Third Fertile Garden Community on Qingfeng Road in the North Liuzhou District.
     His family sighed with relief upon seeing that the oldster had come home safely. His grandson said that Mr. Huang had taken a cab by himself that morning to go on an outing. When he had not returned by noon, the family began looking all over for him. They were just about to call 110, the police emergency number, to file a report. It was fortunate that Mr. Huang only had a scare and didn't get hurt. The Civil Police would like to remind people that summer is here, and some oldsters and children will try to get relief from the heat by going down to the river. Families should watch out for their safety. It would be best not to let them go alone.


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9. Package Says Chicken Wings, Was Duck After Cooking
Nanning Resident Victimized by Reckless Scheme
Returning Merchandise Difficult Because Store Receipt Thrown Away


Nanning – Dispatch to this paper (Reporter Jing Xiaofei)
     The packaging said "Fresh Chicken Wings". They bought some but when they got them home and cooked them, they found the "chicken wings" had duck feathers growing on them and tasted like duck. Mr. Du, a resident of Nanning, was recently a victim of this irresponsible behavior.
     Mr. Du told this reporter on June 19 what had happened. His father had purchased a box of "chicken wings" (containing 10 small bags) for 280 Yuan [≈$45] from a produce stall in a farmer's market across from Heavenly Pond Mountain in Nanning. He also had the vendor deliver the box, and thereafter his family members gave several of the bags to relatives. On June 10, when family members opened a "chicken wing" bag to cook for dinner, they unexpectedly found a large number of duck feathers growing from the "chicken wings". Upon closer inspection they were shocked; the "chicken wings" were in fact duck wings.
     Mr. Du's family immediately complained to Mr. Deng, the stall's operator. He told them to return any unopened bags of "chicken wings" and refunded 196 Yuan [≈$31.60]. But the next day, the vendor sought out Mr. Du's family and asked them for the outer box in which the "chicken wings" were originally packaged. Mr. Du told him that when the goods were delivered, they had opened the container to share with relatives and had thrown the cardboard box away. Mr. Deng insisted that the product could not be returned without the cardboard box. Mr. Du's family had to take back the "chicken wings".
     After listening to Mr. Du's account, this reporter got in touch with the vendor, Mr. Deng. He told this reporter that after receiving the complaint from the consumers he had initiated a discussion with the distributor, who maintained that returns would be accepted only with the external cardboard packaging. Since the consumers were unable to furnish the cardboard box, there was no way for him to verify they were from the box delivered to them.
     Mr. Deng told this reporter that the box of "chicken wings" he delivered to Mr. Du was wholesaled by a Mr. Chen, manager of a meat processing plant in Nanning. Mr. Chen explained that they had in fact distributed this kind of chicken wings, but had not previously heard of anyone raising the issue of the chicken wings being duck wings. Further, they are not the producer; they got them from a distributor in Shandong Province. When this reporter asked the consumers how the situation they encountered should be resolved, they said they didn't know.
     "The current market price for chicken wings is 32 Yuan [≈$5.16] per kilo, while duck wings go for only 14 Yuan [≈$2.26] per kilo, and this may be the reason behind the irresponsible behavior." Mr. Du noted that, even absent the outer packaging, the producer's name and address are printed on the small bags. The producer must accept responsibility for this. "No matter what, they all owe consumers an explanation."
     The difference in price between the two types of wings was confirmed to this reported by Mr. Deng and other market officials.
June 22
     This reporter saw that the distributor shown on the small bags of "chicken wings" purchased by Mr. Du was the "Abundant Shandong Food Company, Limited, of Weifang City, Shandong Province." The words "Abundant Shandong Fresh Chicken" also appeared on the label in large characters, along with a telephone number. The reporter dialed the number on June 19. The call went through but was then immediately disconnected. The reporter sent a text message inquiry to the company, identifying herself in the message, but to date no reply has been received. The reporter dialed the number again on June 21 and got a telephone prompt: "The number you have dialed is temporarily out of service."


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10. Claims to be Major Case Squad Policeman
Uses Residence Permit Change to Take Money by Fraud


Nanning – Dispatch to South China Morning Post (Reporter Yu Lin, Correspondent Li Qing)
     Because he had been an assistant at a police precinct, a man posed as a cadre in the Major Case Squad and, on the pretense of "helping" someone "change a Residence Permit", defrauded him of over 20,000 Yuan. Now he has been charged by the Procurator of The Dykes District in West Village, Nanning, of suspicion of fraud.
     Through his sister, a Mr. Loo met 24-year-old Mr. Lu of Prosperous Enterprise County in February of this year. Lu, who had been the sister's classmate in Vocational School, was told that Loo had worked at a police precinct but now had been transferred to the Public Security Bureau of a district in Nanning, working in the Major Case Squad. After Loo contacted Lu by phone, Loo bragged that his contacts in the Public Security organization were extensive. Lu was very frustrated at the time because he couldn't change his niece's Residence Permit to his own name, since she is his brother's daughter and not part of his direct family line. He thought Loo was his "Saving Star."
     On February 12, Lu mentioned his niece's residency problem to Loo. Loo said he could help but that a residency change would require money to "smooth the way" for his contacts. Lu immediately withdrew 2,000 in cash from the bank and, together with 800 in cash he had with him, handed it all to Loo. As he was leaving Loo even said: "Don't worry, this will all be taken care of within a month." About a week later Lu asked how the residency change was going and Loo said it was almost done. He was waiting for the approval of the Branch Residency Section's leader, and he needed 5,000 more Yuan to give to the Section leader. Hearing that it was almost done, Lu didn't dare ignore the request. He borrowed 4,000 Yuan in cash from friends and gave it to Loo.
     A week later Lu [sic] claimed it would be necessary to throw a banquet for his contacts, and Lu gave Loo 3,000 more Yuan. On February 26 Loo told Lu that there were some problems and it would be necessary to "knock it up" a bit. Lu withdrew 7,000 more Yuan from the bank to give to Loo. In all, Loo requested over 20,000 from Lu under various pretexts.
     On March 2, clinging to his last thread of hope, Lu asked Loo what was being done with the Registry. Loo said it had been sent out for processing by the Civil Police at the Precinct Office, which provides assistance in copying Residency Permits, and he couldn't answer the question until it came back. Hearing this, Lu finally started to realize what was happening. To confirm his realization, Lu went in person to the Agency where Loo claimed to work to verify Loo's status. The Public Security organization answered that they had searched but could find no such person.
     Loo phoned Lu again at noon on March 3 to ask for 4,000 Yuan for the Registry change. Lu agreed to meet Loo in the afternoon to hand over the money, then contacted police at a nearby precinct station. Loo arrived for the meeting at 2 that afternoon as arranged. He didn't expect that, as soon as he took the money, Civil Officers rushed out and nabbed him red-handed.
The Procurators Office filed a complaint on June 11, concluding that Defendant Loo's actions constituted the crime of fraud. His penal liability should be examined based on criminal fraud.


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11. Stealing an Umbrella is a Downer!
Female Thief Caught Committing Crime by Plain-Clothes Police
Arrested Without Ado and Sentenced to 5-Day Detention


Correspondent Xu Wenqiu, Dispatch to Evening News
     As civil officers from the Plaza Police Affairs Station were tailing and keeping an eye on a suspicious female on the evening of the 21st, they observed the woman abscond with an umbrella. The officers immediately gave chase.
     That evening at about 10:00 p.m., plain-clothes officers from the Plaza Police Affairs Station were on patrol with assisting officers, keeping watch near the entrance to the Li Jing Hotel on Dragon City Road. They observed a middle-aged woman whose demeanor was very suspicious. She was walking slowly along the road, looking all around her, from time to time stealing a glance at the electric scooters parked along the side of the road.
     The plain-clothes officers decided straightaway that she bore some similarity to the suspect in a previous incident. They tailed her to keep her under surveillance.
     After the officers had followed her for more than 30 minutes, the female suspect entered Zone C of the Dragon City Underground Mall. She walked around Zone C several times looking as though she were shopping, then suddenly entered the shop at Zone C No. 1, owned by a Ms. Wu, the victim in this matter. While the shop attendants were not looking, she took an umbrella on display for sale in the entryway, turned around and walked quickly away to make her escape. The plain-clothes officers immediately chased after and intercepted her. The female thief ran wildly to get away but bumped right into another group of officers who were also coming to intercept her. As a result she was arrested without further ado.
     Interrogation revealed that the woman, a 39-year-old female named Wang, is a resident of this city. Ms. Wang is currently being punished by the Public Security Office with a 5-day administrative detention.


柳州晚报Liuzhou Evening News, 2012-07-23, page 9
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12. She Blames Him for Messing with Her Purse,
He Complains She Doesn't Understand His Good Intentions
10 Bucks Destroys a Love Affair


Reporter Zhou Liuning, by Special Arrangement, Dispatch to the Evening News
     What can you do with 10 Yuan [≈$1.61]? Eat some pastry, or maybe buy a cheap book, but nothing more! But a young man named Tan didn't realize that a mere 10 Yuan would "destroy" his love life.
     Around noon on the 17th, the Arrow Mountain Police Precinct received a citizen's report that a young woman was being beaten by a man in front of the East Ring Road Medical Clinic. Officers were immediately dispatched and rushed to the place from which the report was initiated, where they found a man and woman engaged in an intense argument by the side of the road. The officers stopped the quarrel and opened an investigation.
     They learned through interrogation that the young man is named Mr. Tan and the young woman is Ms. Li. Facing an investigation by the police, young Tan's demeanor was very agitated from beginning to end. He kept saying: "Is money really all you can think of? If I didn't hit her, she'd never come to her senses." As the officers cooled him down, he told them what had happened.
     Tan and Li were lovers.
     Li had had a cold for the last few days. That morning Tan had gone with her to a clinic near where they live to see a doctor.
     After the doctor's examination, Li had to get a blood transfusion. She didn't start the transfusion until almost noon because there were a lot of people in the clinic. She'd been exhausted for several days and fell asleep during the transfusion. Tan felt sorry for his girlfriend and decided to get her some fast food, but when he stood up he realized he'd left home in a hurry that morning and hadn't brought his wallet. Without thinking about it, he opened his girlfriend's purse and took 10 Yuan from her wallet.
      A short time later Tan returned with the food.
     Li was awake by then. Incredibly, she frowned and asked: "You took money out of my purse, didn't you?" Tan calmly explained what he'd done.
     Li inexplicably lost her temper and accused Tan of rummaging through her purse without her permission. Tan couldn't control his anger that his good intentions weren't being recognized. Li continued to scold Tan after the transfusion was finished. Tan couldn't help quarrelling with his girlfriend as they walked to the door of the clinic. He slapped her in a fit of anger.
     Li told the officers that she never expected that Tan would lift a hand to her. She indicated she would think seriously about whether to stay with him. She would say nothing more no matter how the officers tried to get her to open up. The two finally left the scene going their separate ways.


柳州晚报数字报 2012/07/19, p. 10 Liuzhou Evening News Digital Edition
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7. Liuzhou Boy Hit and Killed
8. 90-Plus-Year-Old Man Falls in River
9. Package Says Chicken Wings
10. Claims to be Major Case Squad Policeman
11. Stealing an Umbrella is a Downer!
12. 10 Bucks Destroys a Love Affair


1. Age Muddled, Insurance Card Won't Swipe
2. Dad Finds Courage, Gets a Cold Shoulder
3. Homosexual Affair Frustrating!
4. A Dead Woman by the Tracks?
5. Lingshan Man in Jealous Rage
6. Joke Gets Out of Hand

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