Terrorists kill 29, injure 143 in Kunming attack, Arrested suspect considered “key evidence,” and more updates from Weibo

| March 1st, 2014
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Late last night (China time), a team of eight* (updated) knife-wielding terrorists attacked the Kunming Train Station, in the capital of Yunnan, killing 29 and injuring 130 (143, as of March 3). Four of the attackers were shot and killed at the scene and another was injured and arrested. Five were reportedly on the loose at the time of the original posting, although as of March 4, it has been reported that there were eight attackers and all have been [...]Read more…

Guiyang bus fire that killed 6 is the latest bus arson in China — a brief timeline

| March 1st, 2014
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After noon on February 27, a man boarded bus no. 237 in Guiyang and ignited a barrel of gasoline on fire. The fire killed six and injured 35. Yesterday, a man surnamed Su was arrested for allegedly causing the arson. Su is alleged to have caused the fire because he believed his wife was having an affair.

Bus arson is apparently a fashionable way for Chinese men to “take revenge on society” by attempting murder and/or suicide. A brief history of [...]Read more…

Argument over Diaoyu Islands causes fatal bar fight in Hainan

| October 17th, 2012
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A village committee member in Hainan is accused of committing homicide after an argument about the Diaoyu Islands ended in murder on September 27. When a discussion in a Wanning city bar got out of hand, a fight ensued and Wang Moucheng is accused of having used a beer bottle to kill Fu Mouming.

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Overnight bus catches fire, kills 36 in Shaanxi

| August 26th, 2012
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From IFeng:

An overnight bus crashed into a tanker truck early Sunday morning, August 26, in Shaanxi province, resulting in a fire that killed 36 of the 39 passengers. The crash became the #1 trending topic on Sina Weibo Sunday. According to Sina Weibo:

Yan’an Bus Rear-Ending Traffic Accident Kills 36 In Shaanxi Province, on the morning of the 26th, there was a big accident. 36 people have been confirmed dead. Three people who escaped alive are currently being treated in [...]Read more…

China’s most wanted killed by police, becomes talk of the nation

| August 15th, 2012
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From Netease:

Yesterday afternoon, Ministry of Public Security and Chongqing Municipal Government held a press conference to announce the crackdown of Zhou Kehua’s case, who committed a series of armed robbery and murder. Huang Wei, Vice Minister of Chongqing Ministry of Public Security, pointed out at the conference that Zhou Kehua was shot dead by a policeman, instead of committing suicide as rumored on the Internet. A Chognqing citizen was rewarded 600,000RMB for providing important clues to arrest Zhou Kehua.

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Chinese girl witnesses Batman premiere shooting

| July 21st, 2012
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A 19-year-old Chinese American girl witnessed the Batman premiere shooting.  She wrote down her thoughts on guokr.com.  There is the translation:

Today, I went with my older sister, my cousin and my good friend to see the opening show of the new “Batman” movie.  Very happy we can to go together. My cousin, my older sister and my friend are all first time seeing a movie premiere.  We all went with a feeling that we couldn’t explain.  We could have escaped [...]Read more…

Female driver strips naked to stop ambulance after hitting a girl, causes death of victim

| June 27th, 2012
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From Sohu and various sites:

A latest video about a traffic accident aroused the sympathy of millions of netizens. After the female driver hit a girl and her mom, she did not try to save the injured; instead, she ran naked onto the ambulance to “grab” the heavily injured girl and lay at the wheel of the ambulance to stop it from leaving. The girl was dead while her mom is still in a coma. Many netizens criticized that the driver [...]Read more…

Man cuts his penis off on Valentine’s Day in China’s top university

| February 14th, 2012
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From Jinghua News:

A 26-year-old man cut his penis at a fruit stand in Tsinghua University on Valentine’s Day. He then committed suicide by jumping off a hotel.

The incident started at a dental clinic of the Tsinghua University. According to Dr. Li, a stranger came in before noon with his hands holding his private part. He was asking for anesthetics, but the only anesthetic they had was for teeth. Then the man left, with his jeans soaked in blood. Dr. Li [...]Read more…

Multiple corpses of children dug out under a bridge in Jiangsu Province

| February 2nd, 2012
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From Netease:

Recently the Chinese netizens are talking about corpses of children dug out under a bridge in Xiangshui County, Yancheng of Jiangsu Province. According to the police, the person who reported the crime Mr. Sun Rongrong was separated with his child’s mother (Wu Weiwei) who took their 4-year-old daughter (Sun Jier) to live with a man in Xiangshui County. The child was dead for unknown reasons on the night of January 21 even before sending to the hospital for rescue. [...]Read more…

Government employee accused of starving mother to death

| December 3rd, 2011

(From Netease and GZ Daily) A post titled “Wuping County government employee starves 90some years old mother to death” made a huge stir on the Internet on Dec 1st. The post claimed that the granny’s son Zhong, being an government cadre, starved his mother to death due to family arguments. The post also came with a video taken 2 months ago showing a literally bony granny lying on a bamboo mat, pale and weak. Party discipline supervision department opened [...]Read more…

Man saves 8 people from fire while his wife, son and mother-in-law die in flames

| November 26th, 2011
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From Netease:

November 24, 2011 morning, fire broke out in a residential area, 134 Shitou Street in West Lake District, Nanchang City. During this fire an ordinary citizen touched many people’s heart: he rescued 8 lives from the fire bravely and selflessly, it was not until afterwards he found his own family was still trapped in flames. In the end fire mercilessly swallowed up his wife, son and mother-in-law, but his touching story passes on in the neighborhood.

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18 kindergarteners killed in head-on collision, school van severely overloaded

| November 17th, 2011
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From Netease:

November 16, 9:40 am, a severe car accident occurred in Yulin County, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. A dump truck carrying coal smashed into a kindergarten school bus in a head-on collision.  The accident already caused 20 deaths, the bus driver and four kindergarteners were killed instantly and 15 others died in the hospital.

The so called school bus is actually just a small van which was supposed to carry maximum of 9 people.  However according to Gansu Province emergency team, [...]Read more…

Operating room on fire, doctors and nurses escape except a patient under anesthesia

| August 29th, 2011
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From Sina:

A hospital in Shanghai was caught on fire, doctors and nurses all left the building, safe and sound, but a patient undergoing an amputation surgery was left on the operation table and died of asphyxiation.

Spokesman of the hospital later confirmed the news. When the fire happened, doctors are performing an amputation operation. The patient, around 49 year-old, was sent hospital after a car accident. The operation began around 8 pm and was about to be finished when the [...]Read more…

3-year-old baby girl suffocated to death in school bus

| August 6th, 2011
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From Chengdu Evening News:

On August 2nd, a 3-year-old baby girl was left in the school mini bus for 8 hours in Anqing, Anhui Province 2. She was eventually suffocated to death.

Chen Qinghong sent her 3-year-old daughter Yanyan to the kindergarten at 7:45 am as usual. But she got a call from the teacher at 5 o’clock pm, "your kid was sent to the hospital for rescue." The head of the kindergarten told her at the hospital "the teacher forgot to [...]Read more…