You can sigh a million times, but until this country reforms its chengguan system, which allows urban management officers to lord over small business owners and street vendors with their misappropriated authority, videos like this will continue to surface.
On March 9, according to China Daily, a street vendor in Gulangyu, a scenic island off Xiamen, Fujian province, was knocked to the ground and kicked by a pack of chengguan.
There really wasn't much information about this video we posted on February 26 purporting to depict locals and out-of-towners fighting in a land dispute in Jieyang, Guangdong province. The local village chief, Li Baoyu, was detained, but little else was known.
On Saturday, the Jiexi county government finally released more information.
We've all seen a variation of this, the sober spouse who gets upset at the drunken significant other. Perhaps you've been a part of it. In other words: don't judge, just enjoy. This comes via Deadspin's weekly Tuesday Night Fights.
The fighting starts around the 45-second mark, but the build-up is almost worth it. These guys have to be drunk, right? That green bottle that shatters has to be baijiu, right? (Chinese moonshine, basically.) We don't know. And then it ends, weirdly, with both men missing a flip-flop. One guy is driven away with his shoe still on the ground. The other holds his flip-flop and shouts vulgar curses, held back by his less angry friends. Metaphor?
On the morning of February 22 in Jiexi county, Jinmian, Guangdong province, a gang of outsiders descended on a work site and began smashing cars, equipement, and, in some cases, people. The fighting got so bad that traffic was halted on one stretch of Jianmian Highway. Marvel at the scene, with the banging of brass like drums on an ancient battlefield.
Scant info available on this, but it speaks for itself. Three men pull a driver out of his car to beat him, but the man valiantly fights back. He puts one man on his back, then another, flips another dude, then goes on the offensive with flying kicks. Who is he, Ryback???
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