This is weird and tragic rolled up in one. Watch as, at the 20-second mark, a young boy in red starts galloping alongside an ambulance that also happens to be accelerating. And then watch, at the 24-second mark, as the ambulance judders to a stop.
A 41-year-old man identified as surnamed Li stabbed and killed four people on a bus on Sunday night in Chengdu, injuring 11 others. Officers on the scene, after firing warning shots, fired and Li and wounded him.
Chinese American angel investor and Sina Weibo celebrity Charles Xue (a.k.a. Xue Manzi, with more than 12 million followers) has been detained in Beijing for "suspected involvement in prostitution," China News reported on Sunday.
On August 23, off the tip from a local resident, Chaoyang District police captured Xue along with a 22-year-old woman from Henan province in a residential compound, according to the official weibo of Beijing Public Security Office:
The manhunt in Anyang, Henan province is over. Police have reportedly detained the man wanted for indiscriminately killing three people -- all of them very young -- and injuring a dozen more on a bus yesterday. Reports are the man was recognized while trying to buy a watermelon.
On Monday at 3:05 pm, a bus in Anyang, Henan province was the scene of a knife attack that resulted in two deaths.
A man reportedly pulled out his knife and robbed several people in their seats. Fifteen people were injured and two fatally stabbed. More than 400 officers were scrambled to the scene.
Panagiotis Giannakis, former head coach of the Greek basketball team, arrived in May to begin a four-year contract to lead the Chinese basketball team through the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Spain and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. As of this writing, however -- following a blowout loss to Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Championship two weeks ago -- it doesn't look like Giannakis will survive the month.
Last month in Linzhou, Henan province, an off-duty police officer reportedly snatched a baby from the arms of a man, raised her above his head, and threw her to the ground -- all because he had made a bet with his drunken friends that the child was a doll.
Raz-B, i.e. De'Mario Thorton -- formerly of the American R&B group B2K -- is currently in a coma after being smashed by a glass bottle during a show on Thursday.
TMZ reports that the 28-year-old was performing at a nightclub in Zhejiang province when he jumped off stage to break up a fight. Someone swung a bottle into his face, causing several cuts.
On Friday, the opening night of Cirque du Soleil's three-night performance of Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour in Beijing, a highly sensitive image was displayed on the giant big-screens above the stage in Wukesong MasterCard Arena: the Tiananmen Tank Man. As first reported by a local magazine, then excerpted by Shanghaiist:
This is cool and all at first glance, but let's call a spade a spade: it's illegal, and not so cool if you're living underneath this rooftop villa, i.e. inside the 26-floor apartment building.
Somehow, the rich bastard who built this -- a medical practitioner (quack?) with a private business (definitely quack) known as "Professor Zhang" -- has accomplished the nearly impossible: made us root for chengguan.
On Tuesday night around 10 pm, a young woman was attacked by two men near the subway station at Communication University of China, according to eyewitnesses. Police rushed to the scene. Thirty minutes later, an ambulance transported the victim to the nearest hospital, where her condition is currently unknown.
Yesterday evening at 8:30, BJC contributor Alicia was passing the Jingkelong Supermarket at Xindong Lu near Sanlitun when she saw a crowd of people gathered outside. Curious, she paused and looked in. Nothing seemed too out of the ordinary. A minute later, cops attired in black, with black boots -- that's how you know they're serious -- walked up and asked people to disperse. Some lingered of course, but no one quite knew what was happening.
Apparently there had been a fatal stabbing inside that store just 90 minutes prior.
A girl was electrocuted on Monday at a KTV parlor in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, according to Dongbei Net.
Li Lingyu, 21, was performing karaoke with friends when eyewitnesses say she suddenly collapsed onto the sofa, dropping her mic. Three classmates who reached out to touch her all felt electric shocks. Another mic-holding classmate was shocked half-numb, and temporarily paralyzed.
Torrential rains have caused floods and landslides across northern China, resulting in 50 deaths this month in Shaanxi province alone. (And in Sichuan, this death.)
But you know which four people the landslides in Shaanxi have not yet killed?
This story was never good to begin with -- authorities crack down on street barbecue vendors, who by the way may be passing off rat meat as lamb skewers, because they think street barbecueing contributes significantly to air pollution -- but the folks in charge have found a way to make it worse: more chengguan are expected to deal with this issue, because now fines are serious, as in quadruple what they used to be.
Last night around 8:50 pm at Wudian Road in Beijing's Daxing district, a man assaulted a woman after a parking dispute, puller her two-year-old baby out of her stroller, and threw her onto the ground, killing her, reports Beijing Times.