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After Killing Sprees, Beijing Bans Knife Sales

After two recent stabbings in Beijing—one of which took two lives (including a U.S. citizen) on July 17 at a downtown shopping mall, the other claimed one fatality on July 22 at the same Carrefour outlet that supplied the murder...

Meet China’s Other Dissidents: Wang Lihong

At New Matilda, The Beijinger’s Dan Edwards highlights the continuing detention of activist Wang Lihong: Although the high profile Chinese artist Ai Weiwei finally resurfaced after more than 11 weeks in detention on 21...

Reflections on China’s Future – ChinaGeeks.org

Charles Custer marks the 500th post on the ChinaGeeks blog in a subdued fashion, reflecting on the Jiangxi bomber Qian Mingqi and the widespread anger that has led many Chinese to sympathise with him. Originally, I had planned...

BBS Posts: The Current Situation in Urumqi

Following the weekend’s unrest in Xinjiang, the current censorship and blocking of websites appears to be the most severe in history. Nevertheless, many Chinese netizens are still managing to access outside information and...

The Story of Yang Jia’s Mother

China Geeks translates the story of the mother of Yang Jia, who was sentenced to death for the murders of six Shanghai police officers: Once we got to the police substation they wouldn’t let me go. I asked, when will you let me...

Convicted Cop Killer Executed in China

Yang Jia, an Internet hero convicted of killing six Shanghai police officers, was executed. From AP: Xinhua said Yang Jia was executed Wednesday morning in Shanghai after the country’s highest court upheld his death...

Yang Jia: Stranger than Fiction

Time China blog looks at a bizarre twist in the case of Yang Jia, who became an Internet hero after being sentenced to death for killing six police officers in Shanghai: Liu Xiaoyuan, a Beijing lawyer who has been closely...

Police Killer In China Gets Death Penalty

From AP: A young man who drew a surprising amount of sympathy in China after being convicted of killing six policemen in Shanghai will get the death penalty after losing his final appeal Monday. Dozens of angry Chinese massed...

Rare Protest in China in Support of Police Killer

The second trial of Yang Jia, a jobless Beijing resident who killed six Shanghai police officers in July 2008, brought groups of people protesting on the street outside Shanghai’s Higher People’s Court. From AFP,...

Death Sentence in Rampage Sparks Debate in China

The Los Angeles Times has more on the case of Yang Jia, who was recently sentenced to death for killing six Shanghai police officers: Many Chinese raised suspicions that Yang was beaten by police, which Shanghai authorities...

China Court Sentences Police Killer To Death

Royston Chan reports in the Reuters: A Chinese court sentenced a man to death on Monday for knifing to death six police officers in a case that spurred controversy over police treatment of suspects. On July 1, Yang Jia stabbed a...

Chinese Defend Accused Police Killer

Yang Jia, accused of killing six policeman in Shanghai, was recently tried and is expected to be sentenced to death. But his case has become a cause celebre among Chinese netizens who believe he was a victim of police abuse....

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