Tag: China

North Korean defector begs China to free wife and young son

Image License MGN Image 14 NOV 17 20:09 ET By Paula Hancocks, CNN (CNN) — A North Korean defector has issued an emotional plea to one of the world’s most powerful men, China’s President Xi Jinping. “My son is now four, please think of my son as you think of your grandson and take pity on him.” The defector, Mr. Lee, has not seen his 4-year-old son since he was was detained by Chinese authorities, along with his mother — Lee’s wife, on November 4, while attempting to flee from North Korea. “My son is only four so he...

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Hassan Whiteside Makes His Decision: He’s Staying In Miami

Hassan Whiteside is staying with the Miami Heat. A person familiar with the terms of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Whiteside will be signing a four-year contract worth the maximum amount the Heat could offer, roughly $98 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized and signed before July 7. Whiteside made his announcement Friday on Snapchat and through a post on The Players’ Tribune, a few hours after he met with the Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in New York to hear their sales pitches. He went...

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Sinkhole Swallows Five People in China

A sinkhole in China swallows five people, injuring four of them. The terrifying incident caught on surveillance camera. The footage shows the moment the pavement at a bus stop in Harbin collapsed without warning. One woman was able to cling onto pipes beneath the opening, but four others fell deeper into the hole, sustaining minor...

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Woman Saves Child before Falling to her own Death in Escalator Accident

A horrific accident in China caught on camera, we have to warn you the footage you’re about to see is graphic. Surveillance footage captures the moment a 30 year-old mother saved her son’s life, seconds before falling to her death inside an escalator shaft. As you can see, when the two reach the top of the escalator, the floor plate underneath them gives way. The woman pushes her child forward, toward a shopping mall employee standing by. Those employees then try to help the woman, but were unable to pull her out in time. According to a Chinese news...

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