THE fate of a toddler left comatose after being knocked down by a van in a market – with her mangled body run over by a second vehicle and ignored by 18 passers-byÂ – has prompted an outpouring of soul-searching and self-revulsion across China…
“…Â dissect their brains and see Â what medicine the Communist Party has been feeding us to make them like the walking dead,” wrote one widely forwarded post on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter… Â The 57-year-old rag collector who finally moved her ran from shop to shop to find the toddler’s parents and was repeatedly told to mind her own business. Â (Andrew Bolt)
In other news:Â
China is closing in on having 1 million millionaires.Â Â According to an annual wealth report released on Tuesday,Â the mainland has 960,000 millionaires with personal wealth of 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) or more.Â Â Â That is up 9.7 percent year-on-year,Â said the GroupM Knowledge – Hurun Wealth Report 2011.
“For most luxury brands, the Chinese luxury consumers are now No 1: either representing the biggest market share or the fastest-growing,”–Â Chinese millionaires average 39 years old, a full 15 years younger than their Western counterparts. Thirty percent of the millionaires are female, the same as last year.
Meanwhile, in the prison camps Â of North Korea mothers kill and eat their children:
“My entire family went to prison. Some were taken to the mountains; others were put in different labor camps all because of my grandfather’s one mistake: he escaped to South Korea during the Korean War… One time a mother put her 9-year-old daughter in this big cast iron pot and boiled her. She was a too big for the pot so the mother had to chop her legs and head to fit the body in the pot… It is hard to talk about but I want the world to see these images and to hear my testimony.”