Front Page of the Day
Posted by Eric Mu on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM
Zhengzhou Evening News, May 14, 2009
The big image of the newspaper shows Zhao Zuohai, a man who was recently acquitted of murder and released displaying a bank check. Zhao, who had spent eleven years in prison received 650,000 yuan in compensation which, according to the newspaper, was handed to him by the judge of the court of Shangqiu which is responsible for the misjudgment. In his interviews with the media, Zhao stated that he pled guilty after he was tortured during the investigation.
The top headline announces that the police authorities' latest order to increase police numbers to patrol schools and kindergartens. The newspaper reports that while the state-run kindergartens enjoy high level of security with the support from the police, private ones are not receiving the same treatment and often neglected.
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