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Netizens Outraged: Woman On Motorcycle Deliberately Drives Over Child’s Leg

What on earth moved a Guangdong woman to purposely drive over the legs of a 5-year-old child? It is the question on the minds of many netizens after shocking footage of the scene leaked on Chinese social media.

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What on earth moved a Guangdong woman to deliberately drive over the legs of a 5-year-old child? It is the question on the minds of many netizens after footage of the shocking scene leaked on Chinese social media.

A shocking video that was recently exposed on Chinese social media shows how a woman on a motorcycle drives over the legs of a 5-year-old child. The incident captured on camera in an alley reportedly occurred in the city of Yangjiang in Guangdong.

The beginning of the 40-second Miaopai video shows how a young girl drags away another child that is lying on the ground dressed in green pants.

Screenshot, image via Shanghai Daily.

Screenshot, image via Shanghai Daily.

From a short distance, a woman yells at them and then starts her motorcycle and drives over the legs of the crying child. The woman also holds another small child on her motorcycle. It is yet unknown what relation the woman has to the children.

The incident was reported by different Chinese news outlets on January 3 and soon became a trending topic on Weibo. Chinese web users collectively expressed deep indignation and repulsion regarding the video.

According to different sources, it has not been confirmed how the child is currently doing and to what extent the legs are injured. Many media reports write that the young victim is a girl, according to others it concerns a 5-year-old boy.

The woman has now been tracked down by police and has been taken into custody for further investigation.

On Sina Weibo, netizens are outraged. “This is just inhumane”, many netizens say: “This woman deserves to be beaten to death.”

“Calling the police doesn’t help, all they’ll do is give some talk,” another person writes: “I feel so sorry for this suffering child.”

Many people direct their anger at the police, expressing their concerns that police does not do not act out enough against child abuse.

It is not the first time Chinese netizens voice their concern over the protection of minors. Cases of domestic violence are commonplace, as parents often do not regard beating their own child as a violation of law.

In November 2014, the Chinese government issued the draft of the first anti-domestic violence law, which was passed a little over a year ago.

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Anger over Guangzhou Anti-Epidemic Staff Picking Locks, Entering Homes

While these Guangzhou homeowners were quarantined at a hotel, anti-epidemic staff broke their door locks and entered their homes.

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Dozens of homeowners in Guangzhou, Guangdong, were angered to find out the locks of their apartment doors were broken during their mandatory hotel quarantine.

The residents had gone to a quarantine location after a positive Covid case in their building. Afterward, anti-epidemic staff had entered their homes for disinfection and to check if any residents were still inside.

The incident happened earlier this month in an apartment complex in the Liwan district of the city.

The incident first gained attention on July 10 when various videos showing the broken door locks were posted online. During the morning, the property management had conducted an ’emergency inspection’ of 84 households. The doors were later sealed.

The case went trending again on July 18 when the residential district apologized to all homeowners for the break-ins and promised to compensate them.

“What’s the use of apologizing?” some Weibo commenters wondered. “Where is the law? If this even happens in Guangzhou now and people in Guangdong put up with this, what else will they dare to do in the future?”

On Chinese social media, most comments on the Guangzhou incident were about the break-ins allegedly being unlawful.

Media reporter and Toutiao author Kai Lei (@凯雷), who has over two million followers on Weibo, said the incident showed that those breaking in “had no regard for the law.”

To read more about Covid-19 in China, check our articles here.

By Manya Koetse
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Shanghai Ruijin Hospital Stabbing Incident

The police opened fire and subdued the suspect, who stabbed at least four people at Shanghai’s Ruijin Hospital on Saturday.

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On Saturday July 9, a stabbing incident that occurred at Shanghai’s renowned Ruijin Hospital (上海瑞金医院) shocked Chinese netizens as videos showing the panic and chaos at the scene circulated in Wechat groups and on Weibo.

At around 11:30 AM the police department started receiving calls that there was someone stabbing people at the hospital, which is located in the city’s Huangpu district. At the scene of the incident, at the 7th floor of the outpatient clinic, they found a knife-wielding man holding a group of people hostage.

According to police reports, the police opened fire and subdued the suspect. Four people who were injured during the knife attack are now being treated, none of them are in a life-threatening situation.

The case is currently under investigation.

According to The Paper, Ruijin Hospital resumed its outpatient services at 14:08 this afternoon.

This is the second stabbing incident in Shanghai this week. On Monday, a man was arrested after going on a random stabbing spree in Shanghai’s Jing’an District.

While some Shanghai residents say the recent incidents made them feel less safe, others praise the fast police response to the incident.

One doctor from Shanghai posted on Weibo that hospitals should have proper security checks in place in order to prevent these kinds of incidents from happening again in the future.

By Manya Koetse
With contributions by Miranda Barnes

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