China Scene, Oct 31, 2011

Updated: 2011-10-31 08:43

(China Daily)

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Extra holiday to woo female employees

Companies in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, are allowing female employees to take half a day off every month if they complain of menstrual pain.

The move is part of efforts by firms to attract more women to work for them.

A graduate who gave only her family name, Zhou, visited a job fair on Oct 15 and said she was left with a good impression of companies that offered the extra leave.

Organizers of the Wuhan fair said it was the first time they had heard of such an offer.

(Chutian Golden Newspaper)



Move delayed for neighbor's kindness

A couple in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, has put off moving into their new apartment - because they cannot stand the thought of moving away from a kind-hearted neighbor.

Shang Ping said she and her husband only realized how much they would miss 64-year-old Li Hongyu after buying a new home in another part of the city.

As China's urbanization has seen more people move from villages into suburban residential blocks, experts say communication between neighbors has been affected.

However, Shang said everyone in Yadu Mingyuan community adores Li, as she regularly helps fellow residents by taking care of their children, watering flowers, house-sitting and receiving express deliveries.

(Huashang Morning News)



Grateful villager donates body

A 31-year-old farmer in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, decided to donate his body for medical research when he dies, to repay society and people who have helped him.

Ying Fengchao of Qixi village became ill with headaches, dizziness and vomiting in 1996 when he was a junior middle school student.

A checkup showed Ying was suffering from growth problems that required treatment costing more than 100,000 yuan ($15,760). As Ying's family was poor and the disease was not serious at that stage, the family did not take up the treatment. Ying's condition has been deteriorating since 2006. Ying and his poor family received a great deal of support from the villagers who helped him receive treatment.

To repay society, Ying decided to donate his body after his death in the hope it could help medical research and his organs might help other patients.

(Qilu Evening News)

Trio face charges over pornography

Three people have been charged with "organizing pornographic performances" in Shanghai after hiring female models for nude photo shoots.

The trio allegedly persuaded 10 models to pose naked, promising them fame and fortune, according to procuratorate authorities in the city's Changning district. However, when the models tried to quit, the suspects threatened to circulate their images online.

Police say that what the victims did not know was that the pictures had already been sold to Net users, as well as pornographic magazines and websites based overseas.

(China Daily)