Video: Migrant worker goes on rampage in Shenzhen, slashes 6, killing 1

Posted: 01/3/2013 2:38 pm

As the economy continues to slow down, migrant workers are finding it even harder than usual to make ends meet. One young man in Shenzhen’s Bao’an District took to the street yesterday (January 2) to take out his rage, with tragic consequences.

The video below is graphic:

In the early afternoon, the 21 year-old man from Jishui in Jiangxi Province rampaged down Shajing Street hacking at strangers. One middle-aged man died from his injuries and five were injured, including a woman whose nose was cut off, according to Hainan News.

The woman who lost her nose

According to The New York Times, the problem of migrant workers being unable to find jobs in China is considerable. In mid-2011, China Daily reported that Guangdong Province was set to introduce measures to help migrant workers and thus combat social unrest. Evidently, there is still a long way to go.


Man starts slashing doctors and nurses at Shenzhen hospital

Posted: 09/3/2012 10:13 pm

A patient of the Shenzhen Pengcheng Hospital went on a slashing spree around 10am on Monday, attacking his doctor, nurses and a security guard who were on shift at the time.

Police say the 20-year old entered the building with a knife shortly after 10am, according to Caixin, and went up to the 2nd floor.  Witnesses say he began waving his knife around, and stabbed a doctor in the head, assistant doctor, nurse, and security guard who were all working at the time.  All four of them were injured.

The doctor, in his 30s, suffered the most serious injuries although they are not life threatening.  The other three suffered from slashes to their hands.

Police believe the knife-wielding man is one of the hospital’s patients, and attacked his doctor for failing to cure his rhinitis.  He was later arrested by Shenzhen police, and the case is now under investigation.


Migrant in Shenzhen holds woman hostage demanding RMB100,000 for trip back to Sichuan

Posted: 07/9/2012 7:00 am

We live in uncertain economic times, and one of the groups that is most threatened by faltering economies is the migrant workers of China. In 2009, rising unemployment in manufacturing hubs such as Shenzhen and Dongguan caused many migrants to lose their jobs and forced them to go home. But what of the ones who cannot afford to get home? One young man faced with this problem has taken a proactive (though excessive) approach.

A 23 year-old man in Shenzhen’s Baoan District held a woman at knife-point demanding 100,000 yuan from the government to pay for transport back to his hometown in Sichuan, according to local media.

Around 9 p.m. on July 5, the man abducted a woman who was walking with her sister on Fuyong Road with a knife he had just bought. After a stand-off in which he knelt down holding her next to him, a policeman offered him a loudspeaker with which he could announce his demands. The policeman then hit him in the head with the loudspeaker before another cop who stood poised behind him and a group of onlookers crowded around to subdue him. The attacker has been detained and the victim is in hospital in a stable condition.

According to a witness named Mr Sun, the attacker was carrying a large knife used for cutting watermelons. After waving it around maniacally, he knelt down with the woman. You can watch parts of the scene unfold here.

After being taken to the police station, the assailant gave an explanation that was described by local media as leaving one not knowing whether to laugh or cry. He comes from Sichuan and has been unable to get work in Shenzhen. He wants to return but doesn’t have the money to do so, so he kidnapped the girl in a sudden act of desperation. A witness named Mrs. Shi confirmed that he had been “screaming” his demand for 100,000 yuan from the government.

The sisters surnamed Zou explained that they were walking home from a trip to the shops when they were assaulted. The man has been detained for questioning.


Crime round-up: Heyuan youths rob passerby, three post-90s men caught with 30cm long saber

Posted: 05/7/2012 7:00 am

Three young boys were detained last Saturday after confessing to commit armed robbery, Guangzhou’s Xin Kuai Daily reports.

In the early hours of April 12, Heyuan patrolmen saw three men flee as a police car approached them. The three men are all post-90s. Police also found a 30cm length saber which had been hidden by one of them, and they were later caught and detained.

They confessed that they planned to rob a man and two girls when they passed by, and explained that they just wanted to “get some pocket money”. The investigation is ongoing.

Another related story also happened in Heyuan. Last mouth, two men robbed a convenience store (CVS) in early morning.

One of robbers used to be a worker in another branch of this CVS,  he left the store because he couldn’t stand heavy work. Facing the embarrassed living conditions, he picked up his chopper.

Xin Kuai Daily
Heyuan Municiple Public Security Bureau