A “human flesh search” (人肉搜索 rén ròu sōu suǒ) is when netizens gather online through BBS forums, social networks, chat room, or instant messaging to collaborate on a common task, such as finding information about a person.
Shanghai Nanhu Vocational School violent beating of schoolmate’s Xiong Jiaqing human flesh searched
Xiong Jiaqing, female, Sister Xiong, violent Xiong, student of Hongkou district’s Nanhu Vocational School, No. 2 Branch campus. On October 23, the “Shanghai XuHui District girl fight, watch and be angry” video spread on the internet, a single girl standing in the middle of an alley, while another girl charges from behind with a flying kick to her lower back, and when the first girl is on the ground, the second girl uses her foot to stomp on the other’s stomach…. Human flesh searched by netizens, the attacker turns out to be Xiong Jiaqing. This name has sparked heated discussion on Shanghai’s well-known BBS discussion forums, with everyone one after another expressing anger against the girl who did the beating.
October 23 evening, netizens were sharing a video about Shanghai girls fighting on a certain video website, about 5 minutes and 20 seconds long. The video shows, within an alley, a girl wearing a purple t-shirt and looks like a middle-school student beats up another girl. The bystanders in the video repeatedly speak to each other in Shanghainese, and refer to the attacker as “Sister Xiong”.
In the video, “Sister Xiong” continuously slaps the other girl’s face, pull her hair, and charges from behind to slam into the girl…during this time, one person even lights a cigarette for “Sister Xiong”, even says “just a little is enough, no need to go too far”. The victim from beginning to end does not fight back, allowing “Sister Xiong” to hit and yell at her.
This video sparked intense discussion amongst netizens, with everyone one after another criticizing “Sister Xiong” as too violent. “Truly without proper upbringing”, “Why are children these days like this?”, “Why didn’t they call the police”…many netizens expressed sympathy for the girl who was beaten. One netizen analyzes: “Young, don’t think, like to be the center of attention, emulating Young and Dangerous, thinking being feared means having face, it is very easy for these thinking patterns to be magnified in situations with a lot of people, and with a group of people provoking, encouraging you to do certain things, irrational behaviors happen.” He believes the girl who was beaten can accuse/sue “Sister Xiong” for intentional injury crime.
Xiong Jiaqing’s reasons for the beating: The girl who was beaten stole Xiong Jiaqing’s boyfriend, so Xiong Jiaqing was taking revenge.
Name: Xiong Jiaqing
Birthdate: 1992 October 1 (Libra)
Blood Type: A
Place of Birth: Shanghai
Current Residence: Shanghai – Pudong New Area
School: Nanhu Vocational Schools, No. 2 Branch Campus
Emphasis of Study: Railway/Track 09 Level [for working in the railway/subway field]
School Student Office Telephone Number: 6554414965542002 – 8201
Character: Rough, active and open-hearted, straight-forward, impatient.
Personal Habits: Occasionally smokes, never drinks, loves sleeping in.
Physique: Medium build.
Marital Status: Single
Schools I’ve Attended: Junior high school: Shanghai Jianping Century Middle School
Home Address: Mudan Road, Lane 418, #1
Home Phone: 86-021-68450700
More pictures of Xiong Jiqing:
Comments from NetEase:
A violent girl.
Such a malicious girl, truly should be painfully beaten. So small yet already so hateful, a harm to society, no proper upbringing.
A garbage school’s garbage, what else can we expect? Were she from Fudan University or Jiaotong University, then it might be strange.
…there have truly been too many of this kind of campus violence incidents lately…[they, the government, society] are always emphasizing ethical/moral education, but I don’t know just what the hell they are actually teaching…
The internet’s power is incredible! *sweat*~~~~
Kill her! [I] sorely hate all who use their strength to bully the weak!
A human who is not human…trash amongst trash…
Pig headed, pig brained, pig bodied!
Human scum, seeing this video makes me really want to beat her up. Retards. Children these days are out of control. I hope the schools can do something. Everyone has children. If in the future your children encounter this kind of insult, what would you do? Such a travesty.
The following were posted today…
English version of Sister Xiong Incident already organized, those with good English come help take a look
“(CNN iReport, Shanhgai, China)A video clip documenting a juvenile school girl bullying a peer student has triggered another outburst of controversy among wired citizens in urban Shanghai, China’s leading metropolitan center and economic hub.
In KDS Life Forum, a local website well-known for bolstering parochialism and anti-communism, myriad netizens were appalled by the brutality and arrogance exhibited by a high-school-aged female student. Throughout this 5-min video clip, likely to be cast in a downtown neighborhood, the girl resorts every possible means in beating and scoffing at another girl, with the support of a company of 6 other adolescents.
The angry netizens unanimously condemn at such behavior and call for the human flesh search engine to find out the identity of the naughty girl. Her personal information is soon released and many people threaten to take the justice into their own hands to punish the girl for such horrific behavior. Monday, October the 26th is considered by these people to be the “judgement day” for Xiong Jiaqing, the violent girl who is believed to be attending a vocational school in Shanghai.
Teenage violence has become a widespread social problem among China’s post-90s’ generation. Many people argue that too much parental cosset and lack of concern for others are two major causes for the negligence and irresponsibility among the spoiled generation. Reckless behavior as such are often berated by those older youth, or post-80s’ group, who claim to be the mainstream of the Chinese society and on the opposite of their younger partners.”
A KDS member, 专业旁白员, criticizes the KDS human flesh search and other KDS members:
From KDS: (deleted)
This Nanhu human flesh search incident, shows KDS [members/community] level is not high
Netizens’ are mixed with regards to human flesh search, with some people believing this is mob violence and invasion of privacy. Some people believe this is the expression of morals and justice.
[I] believe, both sides have their points, but the main thing is to look at who is being targeted?
From Tianya’s human flesh search of Nanjing’s 9-5 Emperor to XCar’s current human flesh search of the entrapment case [good news: update], both have left people satisfied. The reason is because fundamentally, these represent the opposition of the people to the bureaucracy. Against the government’s dark cover-ups and powerful but unfair/unjust systems, citizens have the right and duty to engage in opposition. (Even if it is only expression on the internet). Because rights are stronger than the powerful government departments, these corrective actions of the people are needed, so they can be improved and impartial. That is why these are brave and just human flesh searches.
However this KDS human flesh search of “Sister Xiong”, there are even people who want to go do some slaughter Xiong [Bear] meeting/gathering. [I] think the so-called valiant bandits of KDS bandits can now only be the bandits of the internet. The reason is because bandits only dare to be with other bandits, like poor people fighting each other.
Sister Xiong’s actions are indeed wrong. The way to punish her is to send this video and these pictures to her school, parents, and let her guardians and school make the corresponding punishments. It should not instead be carrying out human flesh search on KDS and instigating the masses to go punish this Sister Xiong. The bandits on KDS have no right to go punish a minor.
The character of this kind of human flesh search is no different from the character of the Red Guards conducting public denouncements back in the day.
A response by KDS member, 少帅:
[少帅 is accusing 专业旁白员 of being part of the wu mao dang or "fifty cent party"]
2008 October 28 UPDATE:
Some netizens say the second picture shows that the victim is not necessarily a good girl who deserves too much sympathy.
In this NetEase post, the latest news about this incident is that Sister Xiong has acknowledged her mistake and her school will not expel her.