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[Shanghai] Cronache da Hu

man armed with a knife stormed a police station in Shanghai on
Tuesday, attacking officers and killing at least five, authorities
[…] The
attacker was said to be 28 and from Beijing. He was arrested last
year on suspicion of stealing bicycles.

Al riguardo, articoli
dall’International Herald Tribune, dalla BBC, dallo Shanghai Daily.

io, la mia fantastica bicicletta, soprannominata Belina, di
evidente dubbia provenienza, non fosse altro che per prezzo e
insomma…rumori che fa ad ogni pedalata, l’ho imboscata bene bene,
che hai visto mai.

fatto riportato, in ogni caso – insieme al recente esempio di mass
incidents nella provincia di Guizhou
(a cui si riferisce la foto a destra) contro politici e polizia in
riferimento ad uno stupro e omicidio, venduto alla gente come
suicidio della vittima per coprire il figlio di un politico locale –
dimostra come gli stereotipi nei confronti dei cinesi che spesso ci
immaginiamo o ci descrivono come signorsì un po’ fetenti e
incapaci di reagire, sono belinate, appunto.

Credo non si possono
capire, conoscere e dire di conoscere davvero i chinai. Si possono solo provare a

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  1. b. says

    ciao ajorn!!
    appena riesco ovviamente lo farò…:-)))
    un abbraccio

  2. ajorn says

    we 🙂 beh cioe’ (ovviamente nella misura in cui) dai facci un post sulla tua bici con foto!!!

  3. b. says

    ciao gabriele,
    la macchina organizzativa per incontro pechinese sta per mettersi in moto…:-)
    così ci si incontra
    a presto

  4. 旷必野 says

    Ricambio i complimenti per il blog… fa piacere vedere che il libero pensiero sopravvive anche qui.

    Il mio numero è 136(nospam)8121(nospam)9575, sono a Shanghai abbastanza spesso per lavoro, ma raramento ho tempo libero. Normalmente sono in zona Taikang Lu, se no dalle parti di Dagu Lu.


  5. b. says

    Dal Guardian…

    Chinese police reopen investigation into girl’s death after huge protests

    Chinese police have reopened an investigation into the death of a teenage girl after rumours of a cover-up sparked a riot and huge protests in south-west China at the weekend.

    Officials accused gangsters and others with ulterior motives of whipping up local residents’ anger, warning that such offenders faced strict punishment.

    The state news agency, Xinhua, said yesterday around 30,000 people took part in the riot in Weng’an county, Guizhou province. Government offices and police vehicles were set alight.

    The protests followed the death of Li Shufen, whose body was pulled from a river on June 22. Her relatives allege she was raped and murdered by a group of men one of whom is related to a senior local official, but the police ruled that she had committed suicide.

    Passions became further inflamed after the girl’s uncle Li Xiuzhong was badly beaten in the street by unidentified men, following his confrontations with the police. His current whereabouts are unknown, following his transfer from the county hospital.

    The speed with which the allegations spread appears to reflect underlying distrust of local officials, as well as the growing use of the internet to share complaints and spread rumours. While censors removed many postings rapidly, accounts of Li Shufen’s death and a video and photographs of the subsequent protests could still be found online.

    In an unusually comprehensive account of the case, Xinhua quoted several critics of the local government yesterday, including Li’s grandmother Lu Xiuzhen, who said: “I demand the government thoroughly investigate the incident and give us a justifiable explanation.”

    It quoted a vice-chief of the county, Xiao Song, as saying a preliminary investigation had found no links to relatives of local officials. He said the provincial government had sent 10 criminal investigators and forensic experts to reinvestigate the death.

    Yesterday’s edition of the province’s official paper, the Guizhou Daily, had reported that the family were “too emotionally unstable” to accept the results of the “careful investigation according to the law”.

    The Associated Press news agency reported a heavy paramilitary police presence in Weng’an today, with squads in riot helmets patrolling the streets and loudspeakers blaring appeals for rioters to turn themselves in.

    Visiting the area, the provincial party boss Shi Zongyuan told Xinhua: “The incident started from a simple cause but was used and incited by very few people with ulterior motives, and some gangsters took part.

    “We must put maintaining social harmony and stability on the top of our agenda.”

    He added that minor offenders would be only cautioned.

    Xinhua said 20 vehicles were burnt in front of the Weng’an county government building during the riot, and sections of the building were gutted by fire. It said 20 policemen and 30 protesters were injured in the violence.

    The Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, based in Hong Kong, said Chinese authorities had detained 300 people in connection with the riot.

    While Beijing has repeatedly stressed the need to root out corrupt officials, the authorities are highly sensitive to the risk of unrest spreading. The Guizhou incident comes at an especially sensitive time, since officials have emphasised the need to keep order as the Beijing Olympics approach. President Hu Jintao and top security officials have issued instructions on handling the case of Li Shufen, the state media reported.