Chinese Blogger Killed

On Monday, January 7, 2008, more than 50 of Tianmen city’s Chengguan – Chinese City Management Administration & Implementation of Law – enforcers dragged Wei Wenhua, a local blogger or independent journalist, out of his car and savagely beat him to death when they realized he was filming them as they fought with local residents.

Chengguan

Wei happened on a confrontation in the central Chinese province of Hubei between city inspectors and local residents of Wanba village protesting over the dumping of waste near their homes. A fight had developed when the residents tried to prevent trucks from unloading the rubbish. The villagers were upset because they said the waste was polluting the air and drinking water.

When the Chengguan saw Wei using his cell phone to record the protest, more than 50 municipal inspectors turned on him and beat him severely for many minutes. Wei was pronounced dead on arrival at Tianmen ‘s No.1 People’s Hospital.

Go here to read the source article.

How many more incidents like this will happen as Beijing tries to hide the filth and refuse of its cities from the eye of the Olympic Committee?

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7 Responses to “Chinese Blogger Killed”

  1. eeyore Says:

    Truth is the enemy of the wicked….

  2. jonolan Says:

    Sadly an often ineffectual enemy unless that truth is of concern to people with power…

  3. Christy Says:

    I am sickened.

  4. jonolan Says:

    Sorry about that, but you know my blog is often unpleasant. It’s truly sad, the way China behaves.

  5. Christy Says:

    Oh, nothing to be sorry about…I appreciate your blog deeply…it’s rather this world that causes me to be sickened. My response is to pray, among other things. It just…the depths of hell that is all around us is horrifying and grievious.

    My comment was made in a gut-reaction moment to my pain over this man’s murder.

  6. expatbrian Says:

    Olympic preparations aside, this is an indication of the type of regime under which Americans may one day live. As the economy continues to erode, Chinese investment in American industry grows, Americans continue to buy cheap Chinese products in droves and the government makes more and more concessions to China and others, the increasing influence from the East is inevitable. I do believe it was Mao Tse Tung who said that China would eventually conquer the west without having fired a single shot.

  7. eeyore Says:

    funny you should say that. . . .

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