A chengguan in Yingshan, Hubei province was killed in the line of duty last Saturday after he was struck in the head by a hoe.
On March 16, squad leader Duan Jinyin, 34, was reportedly leading a team in stopping an illegal construction when he was attacked. It happens at the start of the above video (discretion is advised). All it took was a single blow to knock him unconscious. He spent four days in the hospital before being pronounced dead.
First, let’s make clear that it could be a suicide. It’s certainly possible that someone would go to the riverbank, bind his feet, then hands, then tie a manhole cover onto his body and jump in. But if you were the police, would you really rush to that conclusion in less than two days?
When it comes to PR disasters, few look worse than this. Then again, when you use a carjacking/kidnapping-turned-murder to try to push products out of your showroom, you deserve all the bad karma you get. Abe Sauer of Brand Channel has this story: Liaoning Tianhe Buick, a dealership in Jilin’s neighbor province, posted the following... Read more »
Other than getting caught, this is probably a carjacker’s worst nightmare. (And a parent’s, too.) “Police in Changchun are searching for a 2-month-old baby who was in a[n] SUV that was stolen on Monday morning,” reports China Daily. One imagines no carjacker ever envisions himself classified as a kidnapper.
We have an update to the disturbing story of a murdered 16-year-old girl who might have been tracked down via her Sina Weibo posts. If you haven’t been following, here’s the quick summary: high school student Lai Zengyutong disappeared on January 12 in Shenzhen and was found dead the next day in an empty shop. (Her name... Read more »
Whatever your feelings about capital punishment, I don’t think you’ll find many people weeping for Zhang Yongming, the serial killer who was executed yesterday in Yunnan province. Zhang, described by the Telegraph as a “quiet, chess-playing farmer” who — and this imagery is kind of perfect — “lived in a wooden shack on the edge of... Read more »
Details are sparse, but around 7:45 am today, according to Xinhua, a student surnamed Hu killed a classmate, surnamed Tan, on the sixth-floor library of Anhui Medical University. Another article speculates that the incident was instigated by either a dispute over a seat or an “emotional dispute.” According to one eyewitness, Hu and Tan had chatted... Read more »
Take note, Hollywood directors: if ever you wanted to depict the smallness of man, our inability to control our destiny no matter how we strive, head out to this beach on the shores of Minjiang River in Yibin, Sichuan province, and remember this story. On Monday morning, a scavenger was walking around when she saw... Read more »
China is an interesting place.
On Sunday in Ningguo, Anhui province, a thief slit the throat of a female high school student in broad daylight, killing her, and then stabbed another woman. The city immediately set up a task force of more than 100 people to investigate. Three hours after the crimes, they identified their suspect, and yesterday arrested him in Hangzhou in neighboring Zhejiang province.
Your “Aw fucksticks” story of the day comes via Ministry of Tofu, which has translated an article published Friday by Shandgu (with images via NetEase): Wang Zhongping, 60, was the chief director of the Bureau of Animal Husbandry and Fishery of the city of Loudi, Hunan province until two years ago when he stepped down... Read more »