gun culture



China’s Last Gunslingers

A slideshow in National Geographic depicts life in a Miao village in Guizhou which carries on a tradition of gun ownership and use, a rarity in China. From the introduction: The population of Biasha is ethnically Miao, one of 55...

China’s Gun Culture Grows

From Asia Times: …Despite harsh penalties, China’s Ministry of Public Safety (MPS) has said it increasingly faces armed suspects. In the most recent high-profile case last month, a security guard in Hunan province in...

Bang! Bang! Shots in Shanghai

Gun violence is on the rise in Shanghai in spite of China’s total ban on guns.  James T. Areddy blogs for the Wall Street Journal in China Journal: At midday Friday in Shanghai, a quarrel among five youths sitting at an...

Staring Down the Barrel: the Rise of Guns in China

The Wall Street Journal has a report about the rising gun culture in China: China may be freer from gun crime than many nations, and official statistics show overall crime on a continuous down trend. Yet, these days, reports...

No Country for Young Men

Mara Hvistendahl examines China’s burgeoning gun culture in The New Republic: Over the last decade, they cropped up in cities throughout China, tucked into raucous markets or along forgotten side streets, their interiors...




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