Author Archives: Chu Meng

Typeface Design Contract Saves Beggar from the Streets

A diesel explosion in 1993 changed Cui Xianren’s life forever. In seconds, the blast burned Cui’s face beyond recognition and crippled both his hands. Three months of care in the hospital saved his life, but he only regained use of his index fingers and...


Paralyzed Gymnast Seeks $1.8 Billion in US Court

Thirteen years ago, gymnast and gold medalist Sang Lan was seriously injured in New York while preparing for the 4th Goodwill Games. The poor medical care that followed resulted in lifelong paralysis. Losing the use of her torso and legs made a bitter end...


Driver’s Draconian Sentence Puts Focus on Tolls, Plate Swaps

Shi Jianfeng, a truck driver from Yuzhou, Henan province, was released from what would have been life imprisonment for fraud last Sunday. His crime: evading 3.68 million yuan in highway tolls. The time frame: nine months. The ruling sparked an outcry across the country...


Ghoulish Pet Owner Bleeds Stray to Save Prize Cat

A white stray cat brought this Wednesday to the emergency room of downtown Beijing WAWA Animal Hospital almost died after having its blood taken by a ghoulish owner looking to save his fancy pet. Yesterday, after 16 hours of treatment, the stray finally regained...