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Shenzhen cops deny accusations on Weibo they play Majiang while on duty

Posted: 03/5/2013 7:00 am

Police in Shenzhen’s Longgang District have denied allegations made on Sina Weibo March 2 that their officers had regularly been playing Majiang in Western-style restaurant Farmost Coffee while on duty, Shenzhen Satellite Television reports.

A waitress from the restaurant in Pingdi Subdistrict told the TV station that the officers would regularly book a room for the discounted price of 135 yuan for an unlimited amount of time. The waitress added that the restaurant tended to see the most police officers on Saturdays and Sundays.

One of the policemen who frequented the restaurant was known to drive a public vehicle with the registration number B 2014. A picture of the vehicle was uploaded to Weibo along with the allegations.

An officer who is in charge of training at the police station said he would treat the allegations with the utmost seriousness.

Another officer at the station who was known to drive the vehicle claimed there had been a misunderstanding.

An investigation is ongoing.


Toddler drowns in bucket in Shenzhen while mother busy playing Majiang

Posted: 02/18/2013 7:00 am

The child’s mother was too upset to talk to media, image courtesy of JZ News.

A 2 year-old girl drowned in a bucket of water in Shenzhen’s Longhua New Zone February 12 while her mother was playing Majiang, according to JZ News.

The child, Xiao Qiongfen, had been left to play in her neighbour’s apartment while her mother played the game and her father, Mr. Dai, was out performing a paper burning ritual.

When she was found at about 4 p.m., emergency services were called, but she was already dead by the time they reached the home in Yuanfen New Village.

Xiao Qiongfen

The bucket, which had been left under a faucet, contained 70-80 centimeters of water, Southern Metropolis Daily reports.

In China, laws against leaving a child unattended are not what they could be. Last month, three unattended toddlers fell from buildings in Shenzhen. Two died and the other sustained severe brain and lung injuries while his father was playing Majiang, Shenzhen Daily reported.

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