Week in review: Domestic violence, chubby cabbies, museum of corrupt officials
A "jealous husband" cut up his wife's face in front of the couple's 6-year-old daughter last Friday evening. When questioned, the man—who, if convicted, will serve a minimum of 10 years—explained that he "loves his wife too much."
A scaffold collapsed on a construction site near the new Sichuan Agricultural University campus on Monday, killing three and seriously injuring six.
A car hurtling the wrong way down Xinshi Road at over 160 kilometers per hour caused a severe accident involving three vehicles last Saturday. Miraculously, only three people were hospitalized and no one died. The VW Magotan that caused the accident wasn't so lucky.
Finally, a gang that is believed to have stolen more than 600,000 cars was finally busted in Longquan last week.
Society and Culture
The annual Shudu International Kite Festival opened on the CITIC ShuDu Lawn last Saturday and ran through April 4. Featured kites included an evil alien panda and the jellyfish remembered best for the cameo it made on the Beatles' Yellow Submarine.
An eating contest near Sichuan University with the slogan "you eat, I pay" attracted hundreds of participants last weekend. The contestant who finished eating food from over 20 restaurants and food stalls was dubbed "King of the Big Stomach."
"Taxi driver calories collectively burned": In response to widespread obesity among taxi drivers, a Chenghua district badminton club arranged a game for 200 Chengdu drivers last Thursday.
An equestrian club in Sha Xi Xian opened an exhibition of Tibetan mastiffs on Saturday. Twenty dogs will compete for the title of "The King of the Tibetan Mastiffs."
Construction and Development
Rumors that the Chengdu government will finally open high quality, inexpensive kindergartens have seemingly been substantiated by the opening of the Preschool Education & Balanced Development Forum last Saturday.
Fan Jianchuan, the eccentric entrepreneur known for, among other things, creating a museum to house the pig that survived for 36 days on coal after being trapped by rubble in the 2008 earthquake, has announced plans to build another museum dedicated to corrupt officials. Fan has asked Chinese netizens to nominate their chosen bureaucrats.
A Carrefour employee was caught stealing Maotai Liquor (国酒茅台) repeatedly from the store's shelves. It is believed that over the course of a month he stole 48 bottles, a total value of more than RMB200,000.
Passersby gazed in wonder at a football-themed wedding in Donghu Park last Sunday.
Compiled by Marvin Tan and formatted by Isaac Myers