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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...

Police Quell Beijing Protest after Woman’s Death

A large protest broke out near a shopping mall in southern Beijing on Wednesday following the death last week of a 22-year-old migrant worker, according to Edward Wong of The New York Times, who reported that hundreds of police...

Forced Confessions Draw Fresh Scrutiny

In 2003, Zhang Gaoping and his nephew Zhang Hui confessed to the rape and murder of Wang Dong, a 17-year-old girl the two had picked up while passing through Zhejiang province. Both were incarcerated until late last month, when...

Li Chengpeng on the Murder of Baby Haobo

On her A Big Enough Forest blog, Liz Carter has translated an essay by social critic Li Chengpeng on the recent kidnapping-turned-murder of baby Xu Haobo. In the essay, Li also refers to the toddler who suffered multiple...

Murder of Infant Generates Outrage Online and Off

In 2011, the death of a toddler after being hit by a car while bystanders stood by but didn’t help generated outrage on Chinese social media and raised questions about Good Samaritanism in Chinese society. These questions...

Huawei Denies Role in Singapore Project

The Financial Times reported last week that the parents of American electronics engineer Shane Todd, who died mysteriously in Singapore just before he was due to leave his job and return to the U.S. last summer, believe he was...

Two Tibetans Sentenced over Self-Immolations

Two Tibetans accused of inciting self-immolations were sentenced on Thursday. Following a trial held last Saturday, the two were convicted of intentional homicide in line with a legal ruling issued last month. Lorang Konchok,...

China Sentences Four to Death in Mekong Murder

CDT previously reported on the murder of Chinese sailors on the Mekong River and on the following investigation. Chinese state media reports the principal suspect and three others in the attack have been sentenced to death, from...

Official Expert Questions Heywood Cause of Death

One of China’s most senior forensic scientists has challenged the official explanation for Neil Heywood’s death in a now deleted blog post. Gu Kailai, wife of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, confessed to...

Bo Supporters Drawing Battle Lines Within the CCP

With Gu Kailai’s murder trial and conviction yesterday, leftist allies of disgraced former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai remain adamant that he and his wife are victims of a conspiracy to curb his political rise and have...

Wang Lijun Awaits Trial, Fate

The New York Times’ Edward Wong recaps the saga of Wang Lijun, the former police chief under Bo Xilai’s Chongqing regime, whose early February dash to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu set off a chain of events that saw...

The Case for The “Chongqing Model?”

With all eyes on Hefei for the murder trial of Gu Kailai on Thursday, and with speculation swirling over the likely fate of her husband and former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai, Foreign Policy’s Kevin Lu looks beyond the...

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