Gun laws

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...

Man Arrested for Killing 6 in Shanghai

A man has been arrested in Shanghai for the shooting deaths of six people, Xinhua reports: The 62-year-old suspect, a man surnamed Fan, beat a colleague surnamed Zhang to death at 5 p.m. Saturday at a chemical factory in the...

U.S. Gun Violence Blasted in Rights Report Duel

Sunday saw the publication of China’s Human Rights Record of the United States in 2012, its now traditional retort to the U.S.’ Country Reports on Human Rights Practices issued two days previously. From the Chinese...

Getting Meth in China

Currently traveling in China, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes that while authorities are quick to crack down on political speech online, it is not difficult to by drugs, guns or prostitutes via the Internet:...

China Takes Chilling Look at Security in Its Schools

Initial comparisons between the Newtown and Chenpeng school attacks this month tended to focus on the attackers’ weapons. Many noted that the 23 slashed in China all survived, in contrast with the 26 killed in Connecticut....

School Violence in China and U.S. Spurs Reflection, Debate

On Friday in Henan Province, a man walked into a primary school and stabbed 22 children. None were killed. The same day, in Newtown, Connecticut, a man armed with at least three semi-automatic weapons shot his way into an...

U.S. Soldier Implicated in Gun Ring

China’s Ministry of Public Security claimed on Tuesday that it had detained 23 people in connection with an international gun trafficking bust involving a U.S. soldier, Staff Sgt. Joseph Debose of a North Carolina-based...

Bank Guard Kills 3 at Chinese Courthouse

From the New York Times: A security guard apparently angered by a court-imposed divorce settlement shot and killed three people and wounded three others at a courthouse in Hunan Province before turning the weapon on himself, the...

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...

Virginia Tech Massacre Let Chinese Public Appreciate China’s Gun Ban – Josie Liu

From China in Transition: The massacre at the Virginia Tech that left 33 people died has been one of the most discussed incidents among Chinese Internet users in the past 24 hours. Besides hundreds of comments expressing shock over the rampage and condolence for the victims, a large portion of the discussion touched on the […]



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