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On August 27, 2011, the body of Xie Yexin (谢业新) was found dead in his office with eleven stab wounds. Mr. Xie was a government official in Hubei who was a member of the disciplinary committee. The month before his murder he had investigated the local deputy secretary for corruption. The official cause of his death was ruled suicide.  The explanation for the multiple stab wounds was that the initial wounds were “half-hearted suicide attempts” which were followed by a final successful attempt. Netizens and Mr. Xie’s family were deeply skeptical of the official account of his death.
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[[File:dao.jpg|250px|right|thumb|''Graphic showing the locations of Mr. Xie’s stab wounds.'']] On August 27, 2011, the body of Xie Yexin (谢业新) was found in his office with 11 stab wounds. Mr. Xie was a government official in Hubei Province and a member of the disciplinary committee. The month before his death he had investigated the local deputy secretary for corruption. The official cause of his death was ruled suicide, the explanation being that the initial stab wounds were “half-hearted suicide attempts,” followed by a final successful attempt. [http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gW_IxTqwTGcbuYGi0oYPC204SIQQ?docId=CNG.1a206ccc2952988f0061af5db40f5f7e.261 Netizens and Mr. Xie’s family were deeply skeptical] of this official account, suspecting that Mr. Xie had in fact [[passive era|been "suicided"]].
  
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''Image showing the relative location of Mr. Xie's stab wounds.''
 

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试探性自杀 (shìtànxìng zìshā): half-hearted suicide attempt

Graphic showing the locations of Mr. Xie’s stab wounds.

On August 27, 2011, the body of Xie Yexin (谢业新) was found in his office with 11 stab wounds. Mr. Xie was a government official in Hubei Province and a member of the disciplinary committee. The month before his death he had investigated the local deputy secretary for corruption. The official cause of his death was ruled suicide, the explanation being that the initial stab wounds were “half-hearted suicide attempts,” followed by a final successful attempt. Netizens and Mr. Xie’s family were deeply skeptical of this official account, suspecting that Mr. Xie had in fact been "suicided".