The Heroes of Kunming

| March 15th, 2014

“I’m here, Come and stab me! Come! Come! Come!” – Zhang Liyuan

Zhang Liyuan

In the aftermath of the Kunming Railway Station knife attack, police officers and witnesses are starting to tell their stories. In the midst of evil, bravery came out from many of the officers, security guards, and citizens at the scene. Here are some of them, starting with the train station police officer Zhang Liyuan.

At the scene of the 3-01 Kunming Railway Station knife attack, Zhang Liyuan […]Read more…

“I wish you would return my smile”: Cartoonist’s plea to the nation

| March 6th, 2014

Earlier this week, ChinaHush reported on the “I am a Xinjiang Person” social media campaign meant to discourage discrimination that has come about in the wake of the Kunming knife attack, which was reportedly carried out by Xinjiang separatist terrorists.

Xinjiang is officially a Uyghur autonomous province, and a plurality, 43 percent, of the residents are Uyghurs. Xinjiang has fallen under Chinese influence or control for much of history, but it has also been the site of wars and rebellions. […]Read more…

Gun control works in China

| March 4th, 2014

In the wake of a massive knife attack at the Kunming Railway Station, Chinese netizens have praised China’s gun control measures on Weibo.

“The only thing I can rejoice in is China’s gun ban,” International Business Times quotes one user. “It is difficult to imagine the amount of innocent lives that could have been taken otherwise.”

American gun rights supporters, on the other hand, have mocked the attack as an example of the failure of gun control. “Another win for gun control,” […]Read more…

“I am a Xinjiang Person”: Weibo users rally against stereotyping in the wake of terrorist attack

| March 4th, 2014

After a terrorist attack on the Kunming Railway Station, which killed 29, was carried out by extremist Xinjiang separatists, some people have expressed fearful and derogatory statements about Xinjiang people and Uyghurs. Weibo users from Xinjiang and elsewhere in China are pushing back, urging their countrymen to stand against the stereotyping of Xinjiang people.

The topic “I am a Xinjiang Person” (我是新疆人) is trending and has spawned messages that have been liked over 10,000 times.

ChinaHush has translated some of the most […]Read more…