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Updated: 2013-10-05 16:12
Uni president's response to bank recruitment
A micro blog post claiming "do not discriminate against my students" went viral online and was forwarded over 38,000 times. A recruitment provision form Shenzhen's bank said all applicants must be from Project 211 (National Key Universities and colleges with the intent of raising the research standards). A reply from Zhang Bigong, the president of Shenzhen University in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province to the students said, "Do not care about the bank recruiter's low quality." Zhang ordered the finance office to close the university's bank account, "If the bank does not change, I will call more than 20,000 parents of the students to remove their money from the bank." The bank immediately changed its recruitment policies, hot.weibo.com reported.
Defining patriotic behavior
China Central Television (CCTV) conducted random interviews on the streets asking people what patriotic behavior means to them. It's not a question that has a precise answer, as it's up to the individual to express their love for the motherland however they see fit. "To be patriotic means to help an old lady cross the street," said one person from Nanjing. Beijing residents believe it is unpatriotic and irrational to spread rumors on the Internet, especially if the rumors are against the government and can hurt the country. One vegetable farmer from Beijing felt that providing people with safe food to eat is patriotic. And a tourist from Chengdu said that people shouldn't embarrass the Chinese when they are in public or traveling outside the country.
Son's perm creates trouble for mother
A hip young mother, surnamed Luo, let a barber perm her son's hair, which cost her 800 yuan ($130), in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province. As a result of the perm, the mother's son, Xiaotian, was often late for school when the new semester first started because his mother spent too much time conditioning his hair in the morning. Xiaotian's mother eventually made her son's hair straight again upon the suggestion of her son's kindergarten teacher. "A perm is not very good for a child's growth, because they may get in the habit of paying too much attention to their appearance," the teacher explained to Luo, whcb.cjn.cn reported.