Skip to comments.Chinese teen kills nine in knife attack
Posted on 08/02/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by grundle
A teenager has been arrested after killing nine people and wounding four others in a knife attack in northeast China, state media reported Thursday.
The 17-year-old, who was identified only by his surname Li, barged into the home of his girlfriend armed with a knife following an argument and killed two relatives of the girl, the Legal Daily said.
As he left his girlfriend's home in Liaoning province's Xinbin county, he stabbed six more people to death and wounded five, it said.
One of the injured died Thursday in hospital, the paper said.
Li was arrested near the scene of the attack, late on Wednesday night, and was taken into custody, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Police had nabbed him as he was preparing to jump from a building in an apparent suicide attempt, it added.
No other details were immediately available. Calls made to local authorities and police in Xinbin county went unanswered.
Violent crime has been on the rise in China in recent decades as the nation's economy has boomed and the gap between rich and poor has expanded at an alarming rate.
Experts say the increase in assaults shows that China is paying the price for focusing on more than 30 years of economic growth while ignoring problems linked to rapid social change.
Studies have described a rise in the prevalence of mental disorders in China, some of them linked to stress as the pace of life becomes faster and socialist support systems wither.
However, authorities stress that murder, which carries the death penalty, remains far less common than in most Western countries.
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It was a semi-automatic knife.
Knife control would have prevented this.
There is a man in Northeast China with the surname "Li", who is a member of the Tea Party.
We're not sure it's the same man, but it probably is, only we don't know for sure, but it could be.
Knives kill people.
With a really really sharp knife!
The Chinese government made a serious mistake in not banning assault knives.
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Yo, dude, that ain’t gonna win your girlfriend’s heart.
You win the thread :0)
of course it's lower, folks fear the state more
yet the state sponsored mass murder has been rather high through the years there
Great Leap Forward
Population Control by the state
Citizens need not murder in Communist China, the state will do it for you
“Experts say the increase in assaults shows that China is paying the price for focusing on more than 30 years of economic growth while ignoring problems linked to rapid social change.
Studies have described a rise in the prevalence of mental disorders in China, some of them linked to stress as the pace of life becomes faster and socialist support systems wither.”
Back to the commune comrad. So many lives have been lost under crony capitalism. Back to pure capitalism which was so much kinder and more inclusive. Forward America into the collective. China shows the error of even small amounts of liberty.
Even the murder of nine people in a family dispute is politicized.
Knives are hateful things! There is no place for them in a civilized society. BAN KNIVES!These innocent people were killed because of the easy availability of KNIVES!
Sorry. That's the next thing.
I am sure a number of factors caused this man to lose his marbles. However, I suppose the fact that Chinese parents selectively abort women most of the time could also have contributed to this crime. I don’t know the exact male/female ratio in China for marriageable people, but I know that there are far too many men chasing and far too few women. To this guy, losing his girlfriend, most have seemed like he was being doomed to live a life of certain celibacy.
One can only imagine the aggressive behavior such an imbalance of the sexes could eventually cause.
Correlation = causation??
Yep - watching everyone else get rich always makes me want to stab someone!!
It is possible this guy was on some kind of drugs. They do have all kinds of ‘drugs’ available, do they not?
It’s long past time to ban these dangerous knives.
There is simply no need anywhere for such hazardous implements, and particularly the Attack Knives, which are longer than two inches and are virtually the same as bayonets.
They have little use in the kitchen that cannot just as easily be fulfilled by a shorter knife, and should only be available to soldiers in the field.
The same is true of sticks longer than a ruler, and of these so-called “golf clubs” which are merely weapons in the guise of sporting implements.
Pencils and pens, all of them dangerous, could easily be replaced by chalk, while hard and heavy frying and sauce pans could - and most certainly should - be supplanted by aluminum foil made in a variety of shapes useful for cooking.
There is simply no reason for civilians to possess such dangerous weapons.