SHANGHAI Mass kowtow at school More than 800 pupils kowtowed to their parents at an event held at their school in Jiading district, the Shanghai Morning Post reports. The principal said the ceremony was meant to teach pupils about traditional customs and about having respect for their parents. One pupil commented that the ritual bowing felt weird. Subway molester held A man has been detained for groping a woman passenger on the city's subway, the Shanghai Morning Post reports. Surveillance footage showed the man in a black coat sit next to a lone passenger in an almost empty carriage, put his backpack on his lap and then grope the woman's leg. She pushed him away and called the police. Police said they had received other complaints about the man and alleged that he had also groped women on the subway while pretending to sleep or listen to music. He has been detained for 15 days. BEIJING Jailed for doctor attack A man who stabbed a doctor in the neck because he allegedly did not treat his daughter's diarrhoea properly has been jailed for eight years, the Beijing Morning News reports. The 31-year-old from the capital had told the doctor the medicine prescribed to his daughter 10 days previously was not working. The two got into an argument and the man grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed the doctor several times in the neck before running away. The man gave himself in to the police the day after the incident in December 2011, but the doctor died of an infection and pneumonia the following year. The father was given a relatively lenient punishment because he had surrendered quickly to the police. He was ordered to pay 320,000 yuan (HK$405,000) to the doctor's family, the report said. 'Legoland' plan A Legoland theme park is to be built at Qinglonghu in Fangshan district, Beijing Daily reports. The plan was mentioned at a meeting of the Fangshan People's Congress, according to the newspaper. The district is also planning to build an equestrian centre in the area. The transport network in the district is to be improved to prepare for the arrival of the large attractions. CHONGQING Embarrassed soloist A 26-year-old man from the municipality who was reported missing after he did not turn up for a family reunion was found to have stayed away because he was too embarrassed to attend without his girlfriend, the Chongqing Morning News reports. He was due to meet his family on January 1, but had an argument with his girlfriend the day before and she refused to meet his parents. His mother had been excited by the prospect of meeting his girlfriend. He was traced after the police spoke to his boss at work. Deadly reversal The driver of a steamroller died after he reversed the vehicle into a pond in Hechuan district, the Chongqing Evening News reports. He had just finished flattening a piece of road and was trapped inside the cab in the water. He had already died by the time the emergency services arrived. GUANGDONG Held over bomb threat Shenzhen police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened to blow up a supermarket if its managers did not pay 50,000 yuan, the news website People.com.cn reports. The man called the supermarket manager on Saturday night, saying he had planted two remote-controlled devices. The manager evacuated all customers and staff from the building and called the police. No explosives were found. The man was captured in his rented flat the next morning. He said he had run out of savings and dialed the number printed on a supermarket plastic bag to try his luck in raising some money. He could face up to 10 years in prison. Bus station row A public transport company in Foshan has been criticised for moving a bus station to a spot with car parking right in front of it, the Southern Metropolis News reports. Passengers said it was too dangerous to walk past parked cars and wait for a bus in the middle of the road. The station is near one of the city's hospitals. The bus company is looking into the matter. FUJIAN Killer jumps to death A man from Fuqing jumped off the top of an apartment building after beating his wife to death with a rock, the Strait City Daily reports. Witnesses said the man, an unlicensed taxi driver, went straight to the top of the building after parking his car. Police later found the body of his wife in the boot. Their 13-year-old daughter told the police her father had earlier driven the family to the countryside and hit her mother around the head with a rock until she passed out. Her parents had a huge fight the night before, the girl said. Rats infest park The authorities in Fuzhou have killed more than 200 white rats in Gaogaishan Park and fumigated the area, the news website Nhaidu.com reports. Residents nearby complained after they spotted hundreds of live and dead rats in the park. Park maintenance officers have captured or killed more than 200 of the rodents. Police were investigating if the rats were dumped by a pet store, the report said. SHAANXI Collapsed in queue An 87-year-old woman from Xian was treated in hospital for internal bleeding in the head after she fell to the ground while lining up for free Chinese cabbage at a supermarket, the Huashang Daily reports. The supermarket opened on Saturday promising free Chinese cabbage to all customers who visited the store in the first three days. The old woman insisted on joining the queue of hundreds on Sunday morning despite her son trying to dissuade her the night before. Witnesses said the woman fell backwards and hit her head. Chilly arrival home A couple had to fly from Thailand back to the freezing city of Baoji in T-shirts and shorts after their luggage went missing at their hotel hours before their flight, the news website Hsw.cn reports. The couple said there were two luxury watches in their luggage worth over 20,000 yuan. SHANDONG Boy fined for stabbing A 14-year-old schoolboy from Yuncheng county who stabbed his classmate three times has been fined 500 yuan but will not be put in detention, the Mirror reports. The victim, stabbed in his back and around the waist, is still in intensive care with punctured lungs. The 14-year-old said he lost his temper after his classmate told on him to teachers. Police said the boy was a minor and so would not be placed in detention. The newspaper said the boy was the son of a Communist Party chief in a nearby village. Murder suspect caught A drink driver who was stopped in Jining after his three-wheel motorcycle struck a car was found to be a fugitive wanted for the killing of a police officer 14 years ago, the news website Chinanews.com reports. Police realised the man was using a fake ID and investigated more thoroughly into his past. The man later confessed to killing the police officer, along with two other men, in Guizhou province in 2001. SICHUAN Texting driver crashes A van driver texting on his mobile phone drove the vehicle off a mountain road near Mount Emei and struck a tree, the West China City Daily reports. Two passengers on the front seat were treated in hospital for head and leg injuries. Other passengers had minor injuries, according to the report. Baby dies in suitcase Chengdu police have detained a 17-year-old girl who delivered a baby in her dormitory and put it in a suitcase where it died, the West China City Daily reports. Her roommate found the girl unconscious in bed in a pool of blood, and took her to hospital. When the roommate returned, she found the baby covered in blood in a suitcase. Lawyers said the girl could face jail. She was studying make-up at a training school, the report said.