October 19, 2011

A LAND WITHOUT A CULTURE:

In China, toddler left for dead sparks heated debate about society's moral health  (Peter Ford, October 19, 2011, CS Monitor)

The case of a toddler run over twice and left to die by passers-by in the southern Chinese city of Foshan has sparked an emotional debate online and in the press here about the legal and ethical shortcomings that constitute the dark side of China's fast-paced economic progress.

A security camera filmed a hit-and-run driver who knocked 2-year-old Wang Yueyue over on Thursday evening. Over the next seven minutes, it captured another van driving over her and then 18 people walking or cycling by without helping her, before a ragpicker moved her to the curb and alerted Yueyue's mother, who had lost her. As of Wednesday evening she was in intensive care, her survival in doubt.

Maybe they all just thought she was a second child being dealt with in traditional fashion.

Posted by at October 19, 2011 3:15 PM
  

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