Cab drivers smash up Porsche after driver viciously beats cabbie in Shenzhen

Posted: 05/9/2013 1:45 pm

Around 100 cab drivers smashed up a Porsche in a revenge attack on Shenzhen’s Shennan Boulevard early yesterday morning (May 8), China Daily reports. At around 3 a.m. riot police arrived at the scene at the Hongling junction of Shennan Boulevard where a drunken Porsche Cayenne driver had beaten up a cab driver, inciting further violence.

You can see footage of the attack here.

The incident began when the Porsche collided with a BYD taxi. Police later found that the driver of the Porsche, Mr Chen, had a blood/alcohol level of 137mg per 100ml, which is over the legal limit.

Eyewitnesses say they saw Chen kicking the taxi driver, Mr Li, in the head ferociously; he was later hospitalized. Chen tried to drive off, but his car wouldn’t start, reports say.

A crowd of cab drivers gathered and they smashed the vehicle up and even poured beer into its fuel tank. They even tried to drag Chen, who was by then unconscious, from the back of the police car. It took riot police until 4 a.m. to disperse the crowd.


Busy road in Shenzhen’s popular Huaqiangbei area to close for 3 years

Posted: 01/29/2013 1:36 pm

The major trunk road in Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei Area, one of the busiest areas in the city, will close for 3 years after the Spring Festival holiday for construction of Metro lines, Shenzhen Daily reports.

The city’s railway construction office said that on February 25 a section of Huaqiangbei Road, between Shennan Boulevard and Hongli Road, would close.

The paper continues:

Pedestrian sidewalks on each side of the road will remain open to provide access to businesses in the area and hopefully limit the affects of construction on commerce.

The work, which is part of the city’s Metro line 7 project, will cause relocations, land requisitions, pipeline rerouting and traffic relief efforts in the area which lies in Futian District.

Meanwhile, residents and business owners in the area said property owners should lower their rents and the government should reduce taxes or offer subsidies during the construction period, because their businesses’ incomes will drop during the next three years.

Is Huaqiangbei, which is mostly known as the city’s high-tech centre, an important part of your life? If so, what do you think of this?


Shenzhen man dies on wedding day after being injured during anti-Japan protests

Posted: 10/9/2012 12:37 pm

Deng Junbo, who was hospitalized after falling off a rail during anti-Japan protests on Shenzhen’s Shennan Boulevard last month, died after more than two weeks in hospital, Southern Metropolis Daily reports.

To add insult to injury, the 27 year-old died Tuesday October 2 at Shenzhen No.2 People’s Hospital, the day he was due to marry his fiance.

Deng came from Hong’an City in Hubei Province and worked as an engineer at an electronic factory in Fuyong in Baoan District. On September16, he went to Huaqiang Bei with his colleagues during the height of the anti-Japan protests. About 1:10pm they were on Shennan Avenue. There’s no definitive word they were participating, but they may have been. On the way back to work, they climbed over a road guardrail.

As they were climbing the rail, it collapsed. Deng’s injuries were the most serious as his leg was trapped under the rail and his head smashed into the ground, spilling lots of blood.

Despite being at his bedside for much of the time, his fiance’s goodwill and the best efforts of doctors could not save him.

One netizen lamented that his patriotism had brought lasting pain to two families. Another inquired why the official media wasn’t making more of the story. Another, possibly sarcastically said that he was the latest casualty in China’s ongoing war with Japan.

Should we join others in calling Deng the first casualty of the protests?