BMW case

China’s ‘BMW killer’ case upheld

In a follow-up to the “BMW case”, which spurred widespread online protests in China, a lenient sentence was upheld for a woman who killed a peasant with her car, the BBC reported today. The full report is here. We’ll see how Internet users in China react to this news.

Chinese turn to Web for justice

NPR yesterday reported on the “BMW incident”, in which tens of thousands of Internet users have called for justice in the case of a well-connected woman who got off with a light fine after killing a villager with her car. Hear the NPR audiolink here.

Chinese Internet users wield clout

Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper reported today that protests by Internet users have led police to reopen a case against a well-connected woman who killed a peasant for scratching her BMW. The article is available here.



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