From The Los Angeles Times:
Railroad tickets are a dangerous business in China.
When he asked why, Wang recalls, he was told to keep his mouth shut. When he persisted, he got his answer from six thugs who jumped him in broad daylight and beat him with a pipe, smashing his legs.
Wang, now 64, says he knows who arranged the beating: Liu Zhixiang, director of one of Wuhan’s two train stations and the younger brother of a powerful Communist Party official who was about to become railway minister.