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Bizarre Nanning Incident: Passer-By Throws Resting Girl from Yongjiang Bridge

Video footage of a man throwing a random girl from the bridge in Nanning is making its way on Chinese social media.

Gabi Verberg

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Within a time frame of just three seconds, an unsuspecting woman having a rest on a bridge in Nanning gets picked up and thrown off the guardrail. As security footage is going viral, netizens are shocked by the bizarre incident.

Security footage that captures how a man throws a random woman of a bridge in Nanning is quickly spreading on Chinese social media today (video on Weibo here).

In the 38-second-long surveillance video, a man dressed in black can be seen walking on the bridge. In the distance stands a young woman, leaning against the bridge guardrail, seemingly having a rest. Suddenly, the man walks towards her, lifts her up by her leg and buttocks, and throws her over the railing, into the Yong River (邕江).

The entire incident, that took place on the evening of October 2nd, occurred within a time frame of just three seconds. The footage further shows that the man continues his walk as the traffic keeps rushing by.

According to the Guangxi Daily, the local Nanning Qingxiu police station received reports of the incident around seven o’clock on Tuesday night. The police immediately dispatched police officers to the scene.

Arriving at the scene, they found a group of people who had caught the man suspected of throwing the woman off the bridge. He was arrested at the spot.

With the help of bystanders, the woman was rescued and brought to the Second People’s Hospital in Nanning. The 19-year-old victim, who surname is Wei (伟), is not in critical condition. However, her high fall did cause her to injure her waist and spine.

According to family and friends, Wei did not know the man who threw her off the bridge. She was just having a rest, looking out over the river after having dinner in town.

A reporter of the local television station of Nanning stated the victim still has trouble to understand what has happened to her.

Wei told the reporter that she recalls using her last breath to scream for help just before she hit the water. It is because of the help of a man by the name of Abo (阿伯), who at that time happened to be swimming nearby, that she is still alive, she says.

“He tried to kill her, but he was unsuccesful,” one Weibo commenter said. Others called for the man to get a long prison sentence, and called the incident “absolutely terrifying.”

A statement released by the Nanning Qingxiu police department discloses that the suspect is a man named Tang (唐) from outside Nanning. He is still in custody while police further investigates the case.

By Gabi Verberg

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Gabi Verberg is a Business graduate from the University of Amsterdam who has worked and studied in Shanghai and Beijing. She now lives in Amsterdam and works as a part-time translator, with a particular interest in Chinese modern culture and politics.

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World’s Largest Terminal: Spectacular Photos of Beijing’s New Airport

The city’s new international airport will be the biggest one in the world.

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Its opening is more than a year from now, but Beijing’s new international airport is already a spectacular sight.

Beijing’s new airport, that is expected to open in fall of 2019, is attracting some attention on Chinese social media lately as construction work on the major airport is speeding up.

A 7,200 tons and 404.5-meter-long roof was placed on the airport’s no.1 hangar earlier this week.

The airport is located in southern Beijing in Daxing (大兴区), and is expected to welcome some 72 million travelers per year in the future. The terminal area will cover some 700,000 square meter.

Photo of the upcoming airport posted on Weibo by @永定河孔雀城

According to Sina News, at most 8000 builders are working on the construction site at the same time.

The terminal building was designed by ADPI in collaboration with, amongst other consultants, Zaha Hadid Architects, who are known for their futuristic structures.

The airport is also called the “alien base” (外星人基地) by some netizens due to its extraordinary size and design.

Dozens of photos of the airport construction site are circulating on Weibo.

Photographer Chou Gui (@chougui17) posted a collection of various photos of the upcoming airport on their Weibo account.

Chinese state media propagate Beijing’s Daxing International Airport as being “100% China-made.” Located in the Daxing district of southern Beijing, it will become an important part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei city cluster.

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Chongqing Man Throws Golden Retriever and Cat from 21st Floor

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A brutal case of pet killing has shocked Chinese social media users this week. On September 6, a man from the Shapingba district of Chongqing threw his golden retriever and a pregnant cat from the 21st floor of an apartment building. Both animals died.

Various Chinese media report that the man supposedly committed the cruel act after learning his wife was pregnant and not wanting her to keep pets in the house while expecting. After an argument with his wife, he allegedly threw the pets out of the window.

Shocked neighbors told reporters that the incident occurred around five o’clock on Thursday, when they heard a loud thump and found the animals on the pavement.

Some neighbours recognized the animals, as their own dog would play with the golden retriever. They called the pet owner, who said he no longer wanted anything to do with the dog and the cat. The neighbors, some crying, later gave the dog and cat a respectful burial.

On Weibo, the hashtag “Man Throws Dog and Cat from 21st Floor” (#男子21楼扔下一猫一狗#) was viewed almost three million times.

Animal cruelty often becomes a topic of debate on Weibo. One of the biggest social media trending cases of animal abuse of the past years is that of the dog Lion, who went missing in December of 2017 and was found by a woman named He Hengli who then blackmailed the dog’s owner over its release.

When the ‘hostage negotiations’ reached a deadlock, the dog’s owner finally went to He’s apartment to fetch her dog together with police offers and reporters. While they knocked the door, Lion was thrown to his death from He’s sixth story apartment.

The story of ‘Lion,’ who was killed by the person who held him ‘hostage’, went viral on Weibo in January 2018.

As in many cases in which animal cruelty has been exposed on social media, Lion’s killer became a target of the so-called ‘human flesh search engine,’ with people leaking her personal information online and threatening her at her workplace and home.

Such cases have previously even led to mob justice, with people dragging abusers out of their homes and beating them.

People often resort to this kind of ‘jungle justice’ because China currently has no laws preventing animal abuse. The voices calling for legal protection of animals in China have gotten louder over the past years.

“I just cannot understand these kinds of people’s way of thinking,” one commenter said: “They now throw a dog, what will they throw next time?”

“[If you no longer want your pets], you could just give them away, instead of cruelly throwing them to their death. Also – if someone would’ve walked there, they might have died, too,” others wrote.

Some write: “If someone mistreats an animal it’s a clear sign they’re abnormal maniacs,” with many others worrying about the future child of the pet killer: “He’s surely not fit to be a father.”

By Manya Koetse

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