Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This Week's Citizenship Award Goes To...

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese man was pushed off a bridge by an angry passer-by after his threat to commit suicide held up traffic for five hours, Chinese media reported on Saturday.

Retired soldier Lian Jiansheng, 66, broke through a police cordon and reached out to shake the hand of would-be jumper Chen Fuchao before shoving him off the bridge.

"I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interests," Lai was quoted as saying by the China Daily newspaper.


Outstanding job, Lian. While Americans are still arguing over the moral dilemma of assisted suicide you cut through the red tape and political jargon to get Chen Fuchao to his destination without hesitation.

For that, you receive the IEC Citizenship Award of 2009.

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