Friday, June 29, 2012

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Netizens anger over Nanjing chengguan officer stomping a street vendor

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 12:15 AM PDT

Chengguan v.s. street vendors: a never ending story.

Netizens anger over Nanjing chengguan officer stomping a street vendor

Recently, a picture showing a chengguan officer stomping on a barbecue vendor has gone viral on Chinese microblogsphere and sparked intense criticisms again.

A Weibo user, nicknamed “September舌甘“, posted the picture, and wrote that when she was passing by a road near Wanda Plaza in Jianye Distrcit, Nanjing City at around 10 p.m., June 25, she saw a group of onlookers and this chengguan officer stepping on a vendor’s neck.

The tweet first caught attention of some news media, and then was quickly widespread on the Internet like wildfire, with the public anger over chengguan officers’ abuse of power and violence.

In a response, the local chengguan department explained the person pictured was not a chengguan officer, but just an assistant. He merely accidentally stepped on the barbecue vendor when assisting in the district’s crackdown campaign against street vendors that night.

The barbecue vendor was said to have waved a knife towards the officers during the crackdown campaign. After he was subdued and thrown on the ground, the assisting officer accidentally stepped on him, and just at that instant a passerby snapped the shot.

However, the owner of the barbecue stall said in a phone interview that he did pull out a knife to try to scare away chengguan officers, but his younger brother was violently beaten and stomped on the ground at the time.

Pictures: Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Posted: 27 Jun 2012 04:46 PM PDT

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Hundreds of migrant workers mainly from Sichuan Province clashed with the local police in Haotu Village, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, with at least thirty injured and four killed.

The unrest started when a young son of a migrant worker from Sichuan had a fight with a local boy, and the young migrant was then tied up and beaten by the village security personnel who intervened the fight, on June 25.

Angry over the discrimination by the local authority, migrant workers gathered around the village’s police station to protest, smashing police vehicles and throwing bricks to police.

To put down the unrest, Zhongshan city government had sent reinforcements to the village. And the riot was said to be suppressed by the morning of Jun 26. Check out pictures below:

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Migrant workers in Zhongshan clash with local police

Woman driver strips naked to hinder rescuers after hitting two victims

Posted: 27 Jun 2012 12:35 PM PDT

Woman driver strips naked to hinder rescuers after hitting two victims

A woman driver has provoked mass outrage online and been referred to as “female version” of Yao Jiaxin, after she fatally hit a mother and four-year-old daughter in a scooter and then even attempted to stop the medical staff from rescuing the victims by stripping herself naked and lying down in front of the ambulance.

The incident occurred at a residential community in Linyi City, Shangdong Province, at around 10:30 a.m. on June 17. When the mother was riding in her scooter back from food market with her little daughter, a speeding car suddenly crashed into them. The driver did not stop her car too after hit, and kept running at full speed to hit other parked cars along the way.

The eye-witnesses at the residential community called the ambulance immediately. But unexpectedly, by the time when the ambulance arrived on the report, the woman driver, surnamed Zhang, tried to block the ambulance from entering the scene where she had hit the mother and daughter.

The driver desperately stripped all her clothes off, and lied down on the road. The medical staff had to get off the ambulance and ran to the two victims.

After the victims were held up to the ambulance, Zhang got up from the ground and snatched the 4-year-old girl from the medics all of sudden to drop her on the ground.

At the end, with the help of residents around, the insane driver was stopped and the ambulance left for the hospital. Unfortunately, the little girl was pronounced dead in hospital ultimately and the mother was left in critical condition despite of efforts.

An eye-witness managed to videotape the incident, and uploaded the clip to the Internet which aroused a huge wave of public outcry.

According to neighbors, Zhang was a lecture from a Shangdong medical college, specializing in traditional Chinese medicine. She appeared emotionally unstable that day, but the victim’s family said she disguised herself as a mad woman at the time.

The suspect was later arrested by the local police for involuntary manslaughter. But a lawyer believed Zhang’s behavior has constituted indirect intentional homicide.

Pictures: Body painting shows at auto accessories trade fair

Posted: 27 Jun 2012 09:42 AM PDT

Pictures: Body painting shows at auto accessories trade fair

June 27, the 2012 China International Automotive Aftermarket Expo & the 9th China Auto Accessories Trade Fair were held in Zhengzhou, the capital and largest city of Henan province in north-central China.

With China’s auto aftermarket entering something of a golden age, the competition in the sector is becoming intensifying too.

At the grand opening Wednesday in Zhengzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center, many exhibitors put up body painting shows to attract attendees and their potential buyers.

Pictures: Body painting shows at auto accessories trade fair

Pictures: Body painting shows at auto accessories trade fair

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