Ningbo Media Accused of Glossing Over Yuyao Disaster, Mobbed

Reporters mobbed by citizens

From NetEase:

Ningbo TV Reporters Mobbed by Yuyao Populace on Suspicion of Glossing Over Disaster Situation

On the evening of October 11th, in Zhejiang Yuyao, Ningbo television reporters reported at the city centre that the Yuyao flood waters have already receded, and that life in Yuyao has already returned to normal. Residents claimed they were glossing over/covering up the disaster situation and strongly demanded they go report at the severely disaster-stricken areas like New Garden Village. Soon afterwards, citizens surrounded the satellite broadcast van and smashed the Ningbo special police car that escorted the TV reporters.

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The news van

The news van

Photos of the news van.

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Photos of the citizens mobbing the news van.

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Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

“Dear citizens, Yuyao has already a suffered natural disaster, we must keep calm and avoid acting on impulse at all cost, calm down, calm down, calm down…”

Image of the weibo posted by Yuyao Public Security on the night of the incident.

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Photos of citizens besieging the special police car.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Photos of the smashed police car.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

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Vans are smashed by citizens

Vans are smashed by citizens

Vans are smashed by citizens

Comments from NetEase:

冬日吉祥 [网易北京市网友]:

Irresponsible news reporters?

燕云镇游击队长 [网易江西省九江市网友]:

Our town pig farm announced: “Let’s strengthen our conviction and forge ahead, build our pig farm into the world’s largest pig farm.” All the pigs were stirred up, ardently oinking, but one little pig was confused, and asked in a low voice: “The pig farm flourishes but isn’t it by slaughtering us and selling our meat for money?” Suddenly, a group of pigs encircled it and shouted, “The pig farm gave us our lives and raised us, so it is our home. When the pig farm flourishes, we all have face [share in its glory]. You traitor of our pig farm, have you taken bad people’s money from outside the town?

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:113.90.*.*: (responding to above)

This must be bookmarked/saved!

网易北京市宣武区手机网友(61.149.*.*):

Nowadays, the news is all about mass incidents. What does this show?

网易上海市手机网友 ip:180.154.*.*: (responding to above)

Shows the weather is getting better.

网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市网友 ip:123.165.*.*: (responding to 燕云镇游击队长)

Bookmarked/saved.

网易浙江省宁波市网友(115.220.*.*):

I’m from Yuyao now living in Hangzhou, and my parents are also trapped in Yuyao Fugang new village. They have trouble walking and aren’t in good health. After the house was flooded, water, electricity and even communications were all out. In the first 2 days, my father could still call me to tell me they were safe. From the 3rd day on, they lost contact with me and local relatives because they couldn’t charge their mobile phone. The 4th day, namely the 11th, I had no choice and rode to Yuyao to get my parents out with a kayak I brought with my friends. My father narrated the real local situation to me, which are as follows:

Water and electricity as well as communications were cut without any warning. No government official or subdistrict community worker came to inform or get to know the situation in those 4 days, let alone send supplies. During the time, a policeman on an empty kayak happened to pass by, so our elderly neighbour asked him to take her out to buy something, but she was refused and the policeman turned and left. My house, however, is only 2-3 bus stations from the government’s supply storage site, which is known as the No.3 Vocational School. The location of my house can still be counted as part of the urban area, and places like this were secluded from the outside world for 4 days, while the government turned a blind eye to it, let alone the surrounding villages. Today, I even learned a shocking bit of insider news from local residents. During the typhoon, the water level of the Lianghui Reservoir surpassed the warming mark because nobody was on duty there. And when it was discovered, the levees were already breached and Yuyao was submerged by the flood.

The outrage this time is precisely caused by government leaders’ fear of being held responsible/accountable and related to working with the media to make fake news. From local friends, I learned of all kinds of shows leaders, media and rescue workers have put on during the flood, like leaders carrying supplies and wading into the waters to visit on people, distributing relief supplies, etc. when what actually happened was the leader wading back and forth a couple of times for the reporters to film before immediately leaving. Canoes and other relief supplies pile up at No. 3 Vocational School and other sites with no one to distribute them, and when some local volunteers volunteered to distribute them, they were refused. Up to today and this very moment, when there are still some local people on Weibo spontaneously organizing themselves to help nearby villages, we still don’t see aid from government personnel. The worst hit villages haven’t received help for 6 days and 6 nights already and yet not only are there extremely few reports on the TV here, the reports we see are all things like the flood has receded and water and electricity have come back, blah blah, so can people not be angry? It is precisely because such hiding and deceptive news reporting that the disaster hasn’t gotten enough attention and those who need help the most can’t get help. Allow me to ask, what disaster in China has happened where the people are still alive but are not rescued even after 6 days and 6 nights? There aren’t even any people bringing some food to them. Yuyao is the first!

网易河北省廊坊市手机网友 ip:121.23.*.*: (responding to above)

Socialism is great! Formalism/ritualism is wonderful!

网易山东省潍坊市诸城市网友 [zchycsd]:

I hereby declare that I’m not a Party member, not a government official, not a water army, not a gunman [someone paid to post/write for others]. If the above statement is not true, send my whole family to the crematorium! Since the founding of the New China till now, I give a 70 (out of 100) for the Communist Party’s work. From a global perspective, only China can build a country with nothing at all to a preliminarily modernized nation in 60 years. Most people have adequate food and clothing and can receive education. This is an achievement! If it were anyone or any other organization, it wouldn’t have been possible!
Those who are always saying sunny day everywhere, you or the group you represent or the groups you long for, can you upon coming to power guarantee that China, a nation with 9,600,000 square meters of territory, collectively and steadily develop [without problems or rough patches]? Let me present you with a saying: Bullshit, motherfucker!

网易江苏省南京市玄武区网友 ip:221.226.*.*: (responding to above)

That’s about right. A score of 70 should be about right… Reasonable persons would more or less agree with your evaluation.

It’s just that the difference between the wu mao and most ordinary common people (aka the “American running dogs and Japanese bastards” the wu mao talk about) lies in: The ordinary common people see governments in other nations being able to get 80 or 90, so they urge China [the Chinese government] to be better and work harder, to try to turn 70 into 80, and then strive for 85 and 90.

In the eyes of the wu mao‘, there is only past failures, only the other few failed countries, so with great self-satisfaction they think 70 is very very good already, and people should be kneel down and feel deeply grateful.

网易甘肃省手机网友(117.136.*.*):

On word: Deserved!

网易江苏省南京市手机网友(122.194.*.*): (responding to above)

Two words: Deserved it!

网易江西省赣州市网友 [晓风晨霜]: (responding to above)

Three words: Truly deserved it!

网易北京市网友 [wangrui0916]: (responding to above)

Four words: So truly deserved it!

网易广西钦州市手机网友(171.38.*.*): (responding to above)

Five words: Truly TM< deserved it!

网易甘肃省手机网友 ip:117.136.*.*: (responding to above)

Six words: Truly TMD deserved it!

192168024 [网易湖南省岳阳市手机网友]:

Niu!

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  • sofaman

    sofa

    • chinese

      its good chinese men and women are taking action.

      In addition this is why u should not mess with hong kong women.

      and hong kong tram uncle.

      • linette lee

        Wow, This girl is getting really famous. She is on everywhere on the HK news and now chinasmack. lol. You can’t mess around with her anymore. She got arrested by HK police for assault.

        • dffd

          the guy in the video is a little bitch, thats ur typical princess syndrome hk girl, bitch deserve a drop kick to the face

          • linette lee

            typical? She is crazy. Hardly ever see anyone got beat up in the street of HK. Hardly on the street men beating women or vice versa. In HK people get arrested for assault and a criminal record. That is why she made front news on HK media and spread to China internet. I am surprise she will do that on the street. She is treating him like a servant. He does have an accent.

          • dffd

            pretty typical to me, i blame it on these pussy ass hk guys, theyre the core of the problem really.

          • Truth

            What are you talking about Linette, the man was a coward and emasculated. In other countries she would have had her face slapped so hard that she’d have a giant red hand mark left for all to see.

        • Repatriated

          Haha. Balls. This guy needs a set. If that were my girlfriend, and she even suggested the idea of me getting on my knees while she slaps me around, she’d be single instantly. I would have just walked away.

        • mr.wiener

          That was hard to watch.

          • Warlock

            Indeed, whats wrong with that guy? Get a pair, and some damned backbone.

        • lonetrey / Dan

          Yeah, I actually remember someone posting it on Chinasmack comments before, and I ignored it. When it turned up on Youtube on Philip Defranco’s “Sourcefed” show, I sat down and took real notice of it!

      • linette lee

        那個男孩說話的口音非常重, 他是中國人嗎?

        • chinese

          I had to use translator.I think he is 香港人? maybe he
          失戀 so talk funny?

        • rollin wit 9’s

          别管他的口音. Why is he allowing himself to be slapped silly like this??

      • maybeabanana

        The video is pathetic I couldn’t finish it. The prissiness of some girls are astounding. If she had an ounce of sense and reason, she could have talked it over in whatever resolution in private instead of publicly humiliating her ‘partner’/term used loosely. Airing your dirty laundry in public is always a bad idea.

  • Rei Yu Tian

    This is not as interesting as the posing naked shanghai girl. Chinasmack needs to get the uncensored pics Asap and article that shit! B-)

    • Middle_Kingdum

      The what what what Shanghai girl??

      • lonetrey / Dan

        The Shanghai Streaker, they call her. Been photographed posing around the Bund river, she’s been seen a couple times already.

        Police can’t seem to find anyone wiling to turn her in XD

        • Claude

          Photographs? photographs?

          • Probotector
          • Claude

            Jesus Christ what a body! Why she giving it up for free? If she’s an exhibitionist she needs to immigrate to N America where she can spin on a pole and make 100 grand a year. She can work the Asian thing to the max and call herself China or Jade or Asia or Jasmine or maybe Lexus. ” Alright gentlemen are ready to take a peak behind the bamboo curtain? Then put your hands together for Lexus!”

          • Thor

            Come on, she’s scrawny as fuck. On the other hand : I have nothing against streakers, don’t misunderstand me.

          • flameboylover

            she needs to get a boob job and a make over probably. She’s fine doing what she’s doing tho.

            fem girls.

          • Rei Yu Tian

            I’d say the best part about her is her waist-hip ratio, her boobs don’t look bad, I’d say at least a B-cup. :D

          • Middle_Kingdum

            ZOMG! I think it is eattot!!

          • Probotector

            We wish.

          • Repatriated

            eattot wishes….

          • David

            Thank you sir. lol When I was growing (70’s) streaking was actually very popular. Of course most of the people who did it were men but maybe 15%-20% were women. Of those, maybe 20% of men and women were the kind you actually wanted to see naked the rest were just feeling free.

          • Warlock

            Thanks for the link.

          • filabusta

            Whoa damn she can streak down my road any day.

        • Alphy

          People were forwarding the non-sensor pics on Wechat during the 10/1 holiday. I was joking about police going to try to take her in for tea, didn’t think it was going to become a news story. lol And NO, I won’t post the non-sensor pic.

          • lonetrey / Dan

            What, like a public Wechat threads, random messaging, or something? I didn’t know Wechat could do that o_O

            I don’t use it enough, so I’m not familiar with all of Wechat’s functions :/ Thought it was all friends-only chat.

          • Alphy

            There’s a plug-in call Moments, where you get to post blog basically. People attach all kinds of stuff on it. It then get reposted like twitter forwarding. Of course there are also group chat as well.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Started a small riot, eh? Hope that the photographed people don’t get too much trouble, I remember a riot of my college and people who were photographed breaking the law were tracked down and arrested.

    In this case, I can understand why they’re rioting

  • Claude

    Good for them, raise some hell. Turn on your Government because your Government has turned on you.

    • dffd

      i absolutely agree, good for them, on the other hand i cant say the same for the americans. america has turned into a police state

      • chosan

        america will Default. China govt fears USA default far more than it fears its people. either way

        • dffd

          its hard to default when you have the worlds reserve currency and a printing press.

          • ‘ or fuck=off

            A system of finite currencies versus fiat currencies is not a simple problem, because it involves very complex systems such as our self, and this pretty much rules out any clean solution unless one is proven to be optimal by mathematics, which would be complicated because it’s not a single solution. So, hard to follow, even if we’d feel to do so.

          • chosan

            its easy to default if you have the republican party. Sarah palin just joined world ward 2 memorial protests

        • David

          There is 0% chance of a default. Most of the debt that is owed (in the form of treasury bills or non-marketable treasury securities) is owed to the American people. Something like 11 Trillion of the 16.699 trillion outstanding is owed to the America people and 5.6 trillion to foreigners. China and Japan make up a large part of the remainder (with about 1 trillion each) and Canada comes in a close third.

          • anon101

            17 trillion of debt.
            11trillion held by americans.
            5.6 trillion by other foreiners.
            3 trillin held by china, japan and canada..
            …19.6 trillion???

          • Atlas

            China, Japan and Canada are “foreigners”.

          • TJDubs

            Incorrect. “Foreigner” means a white person.

          • David

            Atlas has it correctly, to Americans, Japan, China and Canada are foreigners. So their almost 3 Trillion is included in the 5.6 trillion. This is a lot of debt. It is equal to our GNP. This is why so many Americans worry about the continuous budget deficit (the amount the budget is over each year) because it adds to the National debt (accumulation of budget deficits from all years combined).

          • Jahar

            china, japan and canada are not part of the US, so they are included in the “foreigner” amount.

      • Claude

        The culture of fear has been highly affective.

    • linette lee

      It’s really sad China gov’t don’t take action to help disaster victims. Especially those small villages. I guess to them it’s just another way to control population in China.
      It’s good that the people make a big fuss, I hope nobody got beat up or hurt. But this is the only way the news will get out to get help.

      • dffd

        im having a hard problem deciding whats smarter, linette ot the rock in my hand

        • linette lee

          You need to be slapped around?

          • dffd

            sorry im not a little bitch like those hongkies, my response would be a backhand to your mouth

          • linette lee

            no? you sure? I don’t do it in public. I do it behind closed door. Just me and you.

          • Warlock

            You changed photo again? You really like being a dominatrix, for real?

          • dffd

            definitely the rock, congrats to you

  • narsfweasels

    Is it surprising? You can almost hear the chanting of “Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad!” on the nighty news as they show all the crimes that have been immediately solved by the hard working polie, all the crises that have been brought under control by the actions of loving officials and the great direction China is taking under the caring eye of the CCP. Meanwhile, in other countries: everything is TERRIBLE!

  • chosan

    CHinese news blogs near financial collapse anyway

    Jack Ma’s Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, bought 18% of the social media site in late April for $586 million. Even
    after adjusting the price downward to account for the value of the
    option that Alibaba also acquired, Ma valued all of Weibo at almost the
    same amount as Sina’s total market capitalization on the day of the
    announcement of the deal, $3.7 billion. That is somewhat anomalous because Weibo accounted for only a small portion of Sina’s total revenue then—as is the case now. As far as the markets are concerned, however, Weibo is Sina.

    That’s been great for Sina because Weibo had a phenomenal 2012. The service claimed 503 million users at the end of December. That was up 73% from the year before. Even better, it had 46.2 million average daily users that month, up 82% over December 2011. As a result of the increases, advertising revenue has been on the upswing. In Q2, the company reported that Weibo advertising zoomed 209% year-on-year to $30.0 million.

    Yet Weibo is expensive to run. Sina lost $11.5 million for that quarter, partly because of its failure to cover the costs of expanding the Weibo user base.

    Sina needs to better monetize Weibo, but its advertising-based financial model for the site is just not that imaginative. And that’s a problem because almost no one thinks usage can continue to grow at last year’s rate. In fact, Sina says Weibo’s average daily users numbered 54 million at the end of Q2, indicating growth is down.

    There are now two principal problems for Weibo. First, Tencent’s rival WeChat—somewhere north of 300 million total users this January—is catching up fast to Sina’s site.

    Second, Weibo is where the Chinese go to talk about their society, and that makes China’s version of Twitter a target. General Secretary Xi Jinping declared war
    on “rumor-mongers” in his widely publicized August 19 speech, ordering
    the Communist Party to raise a “strong army to seize the ground of new
    media.”

  • Germandude

    Some interesting comments there. Except of course those idiots bandwagoning the “Deserved it” train…

  • China for the Chinese

    Life is cheap in China. I guess it’s like that in any hopelessly corrupt third world country with a fourth world mindset.

    • Truth

      Fourth world mindset? Why so generous? I can’t comment on other countries though….in my travels people in alledgedly “third world” areas have been remarkably awesome.

    • Stefan Xu

      People are quite rich in China and China will soon be a developed country. Just look at the streets with all the cars and luxury products. People have money.

      • Cauffiel

        China is generations away from being a developed country. The number of luxury products and cars is tiny compared to the population. It might be better to think of China as a small developed country within a much larger undeveloped country.

        • Stefan Xu

          Cities are quite developed and small towns are quickly developing too. The eastern coastal provinces will be developed around 2020. Qualified workers earn more than 10 000 RMB with the low cost of things its good salary. Expensive phones such as Iphone and Samsung are popular. China right now as a whole is a middle income country.

          • Repatriated

            Probably less than 10% of the overall population in China make 10,000 or more a month.

            I think you should rethink your above comments. While things in China USED to be pretty inexpensive, prices are going up a lot. I’m guessing you’re a university student that still has his parents paying for everything? Having an iPhone doesn’t mean much.

            I don’t disagree with you in that the band of middle class people in China is widening, but right now, the vast majority fit into the “poor” category.

          • David

            I have to say this has also been my experience and the experience of those I talk to. I know it is only anecdotal but there it is. I see many poor, some middle class and a very few super rich. I am in Wuxi.

          • Warlock

            Having an iPhone doesn’t mean much

            I agree, its bloody stupid nonsense. Most Chinese women in their 20s and 30s save nothing because they spend on iphones and travel and other stupid stuff. They then expect their boyfriend or husband to pay for them. A western boyfriend is NOT an ATM and does not owe anyone a living. Living independently and frugally is a good lesson, I use a 200 rmb samsung and leave it switched off and barely ever recharge money to it. Time for these women to stop being lazy and learn for themselves.

          • Repatriated

            The sad part is…well, a lot of people that have iPhones spend 2+ months salary to get it. Then they sit on a bus or metro playing with it, so everyone can see they have it. Like a status symbol. What they don’t realize is that the pick-pockets are watching them too…and know exactly what pocket they put it in…haha.

            I also use a cheap nokia phone. It does everything I need it to do (calls/sms) and I really couldn’t care less if I lose it, break it, or it gets swiped.

          • Warlock

            The sad part is…well, a lot of people that have iPhones spend 2+ months salary to get it.

            I absolutely agree. I knew one chinese guy who was earning a few thousand a month who bought a girl he liked a 20,000 rmb handbag on his credit card. Took him a few months to pay it off, I was like, why bother, that money would get you a nice hooker at the local knock off shop for a few months, problem solved, and you would have change. You are dead right about the phones!!!

          • maybeabanana

            You forgot that even silly/even stupider behaved men want some sort of ‘meaningful’ ideal relationship no matter how fucked up it is in their heads. The ones that just want one night stands probably had their share of nights by the hooker stands.

          • maybeabanana

            I think it’s also the way the new generation is glued to their mobiles regardless of the type of phones. It’s more of the symptoms of people dealing with loneliness and constantly finding something to related to so they feel like they are doing some thing. Louie CK says it better than me.
            http://teamcoco.com/video/louis-ck-springsteen-cell-phone

          • ‘ or fuck=off

            A western boyfriend IS an ATM because you’ll earn a fat salary by simply showing up at some western warehouse to carry paper card boxes or push a couple of buttons on a big ass machine in some random factory, it’s that simple. Then if you’d have the slightest of ambition and take some courses to become a mechanic or a welder, then consider yourself a millionaire and the owner of two cars and a nice villa when you’re in your fifties.

          • Warlock

            No, I say to ANY asian woman, boldly, that a western boyfriend is not an ATM. If Asian men are stupid enough to be treated like a bank machine and doormat that is up to them. Any girl who owns an iphone I never date. Also asian women should only be for western men, and the women should pay on the first date. I don’t know what you are doing wrong, every date with a 30 something chinese woman I have had, she pays. And I also let them know, no money and no going to the UK. You need ground rules, sadly it seems you have no moral compass. You sound like a fawning GW!!!

          • maybeabanana

            Talk about taking responsibility and those wanting equal rights. It’s pretty much where they should start. However…. I think most girls are still taught the traditions of being a wife and a women. Have an upvote.

          • Cauffiel

            Read his comments. They sound like they are copied from propaganda leaflets.

          • Warlock

            Expensive phones such as Iphone and Samsung are popular.

            I’d prefer a SLR and a real PC than a overpriced iphone.

          • Cauffiel

            I take it you’ve never been to a developed country, because you are so wrong its unbelievable.

          • Stefan Xu

            I grew up in Sweden which is one of the most developed countries in the world. I’ve been to 30 countries in Europe and Asia. China isn’t developed yet but wait 10-15 years and China will be entering the levels of the poorer developed countries. China’s stage of development is about where South Korea’s was in the 1980’s. And South Korea became developed in the late 90’s.

          • Cauffiel

            Developed/quickly developing China is still a small portion of the entire country. Maybe you’re right, but I super doubt it.

          • Stefan Xu

            Every city in China right now is developed at a fast pace. Inland cities are of course a couple of years behind the tier 1 cities like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, and Shanghai. But remember that Chinese actually buy their things with no mortgage. Almost all cars and houses are all paid for with not loans since Chinese don’t like to take loans. Look at all the cars, car ownership in the east coast rivals that in the west.

            I want to ask you what things China need to improve until to considered a developed country?

          • Zappa Frank

            even not considering countrysides, in a big middle city on the coast, take Nantong for instance, there are some luxury buildings, but the 80-90% are by far under the western standards.. there are cars, but by far less than almost 2 for family like in europe.. health security is a problem, tap water is not drinkable, pollution is heavy, ospitals have more then some problems.Just some points around.

          • Stefan Xu

            Myabe Nantong is a bit poor, but cities such as Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou etc. are reaching the levels of a developed country.

          • Warlock

            I heard nantong was actually better than nanjing, but oh well, will have to check it out. I’d disagree about Hangzhou though, yes they got that flashy new ufo looking railway station (which had no working AC in the summer, great fun….not) but the people are just like nongmin gawking, hawking, spitting and staring. The carrefour there is infuriating, and the metro is miles away. Can’t compare with australian or british cities, no way.

          • Cauffiel

            Property rights
            Healthcare
            Education
            Sanitation
            Public consciousness
            Civil rights
            Freedom of information
            Due process under the law
            Disposal of outmoded practices (eg: lunar calendar, traditional medicine)
            Accountability of public officials
            Foreign policy less hostile toward existing developed countries
            End border disputes

            This is just to name the important ones. All you talk about in your messages is owning a house and car.

            You don’t even know what China’s real problems are.

          • dffd

            Accountability of public officials? by this one standard alone there is definitely no developed countries. sorry bro that was just dumb

          • Cauffiel

            Every country has problems with everything I listed. That doesn’t mean none of them are developed; it means they suck a lot less than conditions in undeveloped countries.

          • maybeabanana

            Oops didn’t read this far.. but its same shit… different smell.

          • maybeabanana

            All things you have listed… each have been nixed by current events. NSA NSA!

          • Stefan Xu

            But hardware wise China is doing quite good. The high-speed rails, subways, highways, roads are all very good quality and nice. Looks as nice the developed nations.

          • Cauffiel

            Looks can be deceiving.

          • Repatriated

            It’s the mindset of most people that REALLY needs some developing.

          • Repatriated

            Give a caveman an iPhone, and Mr. Xu here will think the caveman is suddenly a modern business man that actually calls his buddies before they club a mammoth to death…haha.

          • Cauffiel

            Eh, well, I think he just wants his country to be higher status. Say it enough and its true.

          • Repatriated

            “Look at all the cars, car ownership in the east coast rivals that in the west.”

            Really?
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_vehicles_per_capita

  • Truth

    Haha, look at the Chinese comment, he refers to his parents as grimly as being “not in good wealth”. I thought it was a typo, of “not in good health”, but then realised the keys are too far apart and also, only in China would people use such a saying where money is more important than health.

    • Jack

      If you had bothered to read the Chinese text (or just paste it into Google Translator), you’d known that this phrase is a translation error by Chinasmack. The guy wrote that his parents are of poor health.

      I have my issues with this country and I am leaving it soon after staying here for more than six years, but please at least do your self the courtesy of double-checking what you are talking about before you embarrass yourself!

      • Truth

        I’m not embarassed. To be embarassed you would have had to have proven to me that Chinese people don’t worship money.
        No doubt you are escaping China in part because of the Chinese.
        Owned.

    • anon

      *facepalm*
      The comments are written in Chinese and translated into English here…

  • Repatriated

    It seems like people are looking for any excuse to be angry these days, rather than just speaking up about how they really feel about current situations.

    I’m glad to be back in the US. Towards the end of my stay in China, I was truly starting to think some news would hit the media, and I’d end up being the victim (that a crowd would lash out at) of something I didn’t even know about.

  • 用开水烫我!

    good!
    should give them a lesson or they think they can do whatever they want.

    • Middle_Kingdum

      Who do you mean?

      • Jahar

        doesn’t matter.

  • mr.wiener

    Interesting to contrast this with the praise being heaped on local govt in India, were timely evacuations before a monster cyclone [typhoon] saved the lives of thousands.

    I mention this in light of the flame war we’ve been having all week over that old “Filthy GangesIndia” story.

    • Guest23

      Yeah, been reading about those Pilipino, Indian, Chinese and expats hurling insults on each other, couldn’t lock the thread?

      • Probotector

        Not to mention that story is OLD. Time to move on.

    • The Enlightened One

      Yeah I noticed a lot of people were getting angry and flaming each other over those recently… where did that all come from?

      “Time to look up 2-3 year old stories and start flaming like a mad man! Here I go!”

    • ‘ or fuck=off

      Where’s that story?

    • Nessquick Choco

      Yeah, I was thinking the same in the time of reading those news. how come “poor India”can do it, while “serve the people” does not work here ?

    • flameboylover

      Not to down play their success. Indian gov. Has been notoriously bad during previous incidents. It seems though they got their act together this time.

  • Nicola Collina

    I’ve reported this almost live in the previous discussion
    I can confirm everthing even from foreginer/chinese volunteer that for some strange reason, rescue team were deployed but act very lazy and sure not as they should do in a so bad situation.
    At first i complain (and i am still sure i say right) about the big angriness about the tv coverage at first hour of disaster.
    From first really first time my wechat was full of complaining about low coverage and of “finger pointed” against other province.
    I aware them that this is not the smartest way to deal one emergency (my hometown is often flooded and first we think how to solve, later we complain).

    Probably this was received from officials and news as something bad so when they arrived the are going slow like to “payback” the citizen..
    Why i say this? because seems that during the clash between tv repoters and citizen, the tv crew (local..) say something like “you deserve this…”.

    Anyway after 3 days is unbelievable that TV says that everthing i fine then still many areas were flooded (till TODAY after almost 7 days some areas havent received official rescue team support).

    So people are right to got mad, even maybe also journalist and police forces “have theyr boss” and should follow some superior orders. what to do.. what to say.

    For what can i say from my limited, but local, view, is that government lost is face here….. and i think something more as to come when they will come to get the people who started the riot…

    • filabusta

      Are you there?

      • Nicola Collina

        i;m in Ningbo. Yuayo is one of the district of Ningbo. Some people i know are locals and still have relatives there. Other people join some volunteer team (foreginers and chinese). So my news are really first hand.

  • Guest23

    Terrible when you’re being swept under the carpet cause it would embarrass your local officials, worst when you’re being abandoned and the disaster is treated too lightly, and another note, those cars look more expensive than the infrastructure on those pictures of the flooded areas.

    • Claude

      I’m guessing the loss to business from the flood will cost the community more than those cars, the down time for business’s plus the damage to the business’s and clean up usually cost community’s millions. In Canada the city asks the govt for cash to replace infrastructure and help small business get back on their feet. I wonder if small business will get help from their govt? Maybe they’ll go bankrupt and that’s not good for the local economy.

      • Guest23

        They need to Plan things ahead, the Sichuan earthquake and countless other disasters should teach them to be vigilant, if not for the people but for the economy then, messed up priorities these days.

  • Angie Mac

    I’m definitely going to watch for this story on the news tonight!

  • slob

    Attack the news van – stupid.
    Attack the police car – even more stupid.

    Go attack the fucking stupid ass boss and upper hands who are telling these reporters to do this shit not the regulars who are only putting bread on the table. And why the fuck would they attack the police car??? It was only there as an escort and has NOTHING to do with the jobs of the news station. Why abuse the waiter when the chef is making the food? Now the govt. is going to look at this place as dangerous and send in more police squads and anti-riot mobiles rather than focusing primarily on sending in supplies. We’ve already seen these savages attacking volunteers for food and now they go mob mentality mode and attack everybody else. Good fucking luck getting any supplies from the local govt. now you retards.

    • Probotector

      There’s no justice like angry mob justice.

      • Warlock

        1 reason you never want to be one guy in a fight, pretty soon, you will be against a whole village of gawking and hawking fatty pork cutting cleaver bearing locals.

        • Probotector

          Been there, done that.

        • Blakula

          yup…that’s how you become a legend. :)

      • filabusta

        Exactly what I was thinking.

    • Atlas

      Lol at blaming people who have no freedom and are out of options.

      “Guys, you don’t have freedom, but here’s some responsibilities for you!”

    • 白色纯棉小裤裤

      “the govt. is going to look at this place as dangerous and send in more police squads and anti-riot mobiles”
      This is not the police state of America.

      All the local police can do is to post this comment on weibo.
      “Dear citizens, Yuyao has already a suffered natural disaster, we must keep calm and avoid acting on impulse at all cost, calm down, calm down, calm down…”

      • Probotector

        Let us know when you’ve killed your first white boy.

      • David

        “Police state of America?” LMFAO Despite what you see in movies, police are actually very accountable in America. They can lose their jobs and pensions (as well as go to jail) for even minor infractions, while putting their life on the line everyday. There are, of course, are bad apples everywhere but the vast majority of police in the U.S. do a great job.

        • Cauffiel

          Yeah, but they’re still dickheads a lot.

        • filabusta

          They only go over the top whenever we start protesting wall street, or the conventions, or tuition raises, or basically anything. But yeah I agree that it is exaggerated.

        • chosan

          tell that to every negro on the streets how police are accountable in America

          • David

            Negro? Are from 1930’s Birmingham? I have plenty of black friends who have no problem with police and there are many police who are also black.

          • Mop

            I think it greatly depends where in the US you are looking at. It seems like in some cities, it really sucks being a black man.

        • 白色纯棉小裤裤

          I have heard that most American police carry loaded guns. I have also heard that you can be shot by the police if you don’t follow their instructions. I have also heard that many non-violent protesters were beaten, pepper sprayed and arrested during the occupy wall-street protest.
          Tell me which one is not true.

          • slob

            Can’t tell if serious…

            A lot of them carry loaded weapons yes. Certain guns are legal in the USA so if citizens have them, why shouldn’t the police? You would rather citizens have guns while police try to stop them with batons?

            No they don’t just shoot anybody. They rarely fire their weapons at all. They are trained to only shoot if it means that person is a direct threat to the lives of others and ONLY then will they shoot. Most of them carry taser guns as well which they use often as it’s non-lethal.

            Possibly about the protesters but unless there’s proof which given the fact most of those protestors would have had cameras with phones attached, there would be plenty of video/pic evidence so if you can find it on the net then it may have happened, otherwise it’s just heresay. And in contrast, how are protesters dealt with here? Given a free limousine ride to a local spa for some mud cleansing and a nice thai massage after?

          • 白色纯棉小裤裤

            “You would rather citizens have guns while police try to stop them with batons?”

            I would rather no one have guns. Can’t imagine living in a society while you don’t have a gun but the police think you do and he might shoot you if he think you are going to pull out your gun.

            “No they don’t just shoot anybody. They rarely fire their weapons at all.”
            Oh really? Check the link I posted above. If I have the time I can find dozens of other similar cases.

            “And in contrast, how are protesters dealt with here?”
            When a big number of protesters protest here for a justified reason, even if they are violent, the local governments would dare neither to stop them, nor to take any actions against them afterward.
            For example people who smashed and overturned police cars, mobbed government office and striped Mayor of cloth, often go unpunished.

            Try smashing an attended police car in the U.S or mob a government building and see what you get.

          • David

            you will get stopped. with the least amount of force required or the police involved will be charge. Why are you smashing police cars or mobbing government buildings? Anarchist do that normal people do not. Normal people complain through the right channels and we often get results. It is not like in China.

          • 白色纯棉小裤裤

            “you will get stopped. with the least amount of force required or the police involved will be charge.”
            http://digitaljournal.com/article/333390
            So the least amount of force required to stop an unarmed person in a wheel chair is to shot him in the head?

            ” Normal people complain through the right channels and we often get results. It is not like in China.”
            When people were complaining about Thomas Hickey’s death, did they complain through the right channels? And what results did they get?

          • slob

            I’d rather people not have guns too like in Australia. But until that law changes, the police should carry firearms.

            That link is an isolated incident and when you’re in a society where guns are legal it is only natural for police to be edgy. They obviously dealt with the cripple in a poor way considering there were 2 officers so they should get punished for it. But on the other hand, would you rather police to be more aggressive or more passive (remember the 2 police officers recently here who watched a woman get stabbed to death?).

            If people protest here in isolated areas like rural places, the local authorities get extremely violent as they know it’s easier to cover up. When it happens in the big cities they do their best to deal with it in a less aggressive manner because it cannot be covered up so easily and the city suits are a lot more wary of consequences. In villages and peasant areas, people get buried alive, bulldozed, taken in for ‘re-education’, locked up, bullied, run over, literally pissed and shit on and nobody gives a fuck.

            If you think rioters are dealt with in an orderly manner here, I dare you to go to your local govt. building and wave a banner around. They’re only going to ask you politely to leave, right?

            By the way, most people on this site are not even from the USA.

          • Mop

            That might be because the police in China don’t give a shit.

            But hey, that’s just what I’m drawing from the articles on this site.

          • Probotector

            “When a big number of protesters protest here for a justified reason, even if they are violent, the local governments would dare neither to stop them, nor to take any actions against them afterward.”

            Except in 1989.

          • Porkeater

            True, the darker your skin, the more careful you have to be while lifting your hands. Having a shiny watch or soda can in your hand can get you shot quick. A cop once put a gun to my head just because I was drinking in my (parked) car. And if you’re a young black male, they talk to you like they already know you’re a drug dealer: “How did you buy this car and that jewelry. Tell me where the drugs, and we’ll make it easier on you.”

        • 白色纯棉小裤裤

          http://digitaljournal.com/article/333390

          And please tell me did Matthew Jacob Marin lose his job or even go to prison?

        • Barack Obama

          fuck the police

          • Porkeater

            Mr. President, sir. I agree with you.

        • dffd

          they sure did a great job pepper spraying these peaceful student protesters.

          america land of the free ,,, yeahhhhhh

    • Claude

      The govt is embarrassed because they’ve fucked up.The media is attempting to sweep this under the table because the state is demanding it and don’t want the people outside of the region to know how bad. The people are attacking the media because they know this. It’s China, the media does whats it’s told. China 101. This riots out because of because of the net, again! God knows why the state bothers trying but I guess you can’t teach an ole dog new tricks.

      • Nicola Collina

        everything moved on the net. on my weixin i start get info since monday evening about citizens that cannot get response.. and day by day bigger and bigger. Now with many areas with electricity back maybe i will get some more.
        But as i said before, i understand the feeling, but attacking police and journalist (that are puppets…) and complain at first minutes(when for sure no one can go and help) that zhejiang is rich and deserve good coverage because also send a lot of money to sichuan, is not a smart way to deal with it

        • Claude

          Nicola and slob, you better get used to it because your going to see a lot more of these riots. It’s a part of a bigger picture, obviously an anger with the amount of corruption and incompetence in the Government but also growing disparity between the middle class and the poor and the frustrations of being left behind from the poor and the affluent getting a taste of their freedom and wanting more of it. Ultimately it will lead to wanting democracy. China’s going to become a pressure cooker, inevitably the top is going to blow.

      • slob

        Of course they should be angry about it and if I were them I’d be incredibly fucking pissed off. BUT, their only way of getting food at the moment is from emergency supplies supplied by the local government. Turning the area into a warzone is not going to persuade them to send in more help. If I were there with my kids the only thing on my mind would be food and how to get it, I would not be wasting my time attacking reporters.

        Most of the time when it says ‘live’ it’s delayed so it can be approved by some fat tosser in his office who was told not to spread out too much info. about the real situation. They fucked up big time by thinking they could cover up something of such a large scale, obviously they think people still sit at home watching rabbit-antenna televisions with XinWen LianBo on at 7 o’clock sharp and are completely oblivious to the existence of the internet. I don’t think ANYONE in this country gets their news from the television anymore.

    • Don’t call people stupid when you don’t understand the police was made to die for those people nobody can reach.

      DON’T you understand these people need to save face too?

      I wouldn’t wait too long until middle class stands up as well.

      China 加油 now more than ever

  • Jahar

    Good to see that the people don’t fear the police. Let’s let everyone in the country see that the government can’t push them around if they band together.

    • Probotector

      I’d prefer tyranny to anarchy. At least it’s not so bad these days in China.

      • Jahar

        This is the excuse they usually use here for letting their government oppress them, rampant corruption, etc..

  • The Enlightened One

    It seems like Chinese have A LOT of pent up anger. I just wish they would point the gun to the real culprits which is the ministry responsible for covering it up and telling the reporters to distribute the fake news. I guess a dam that was suppose to be monitored, wasn’t done properly… and this is the big reason why they want to cover it all up and their lack of organization on helping the people?

    The government doesn’t care if you smash some cars and hurt some reporters or police. If they did, they wouldn’t try to screw over the masses and make these foolish mistakes in the first place.. You have to go after the source!

    • Guest

      They can’t point their guns because that would be illegal here in the Heavenly Kingdom.

  • Nessquick Choco

    Seems like, things go better and better here. in this harmonious country. .

  • Nicola Collina

    live. almost… this afternoon thousands of people face the government building. huge number of anti riot police deployed

    10月15日,浙江省余姚市政府,数千人集会示威,打出"书记毛宏芳60分下台、市长奚明回家种田"的标语,抗议政府救灾不力,约有1500名特警、武警出动。示威中有多人被打伤、抓捕,多辆公务车被砸,政府门口围栏及"为人民服务"的大字被市民拆下。余姚群众伤不起呀[可怜][可怜][可怜]

    • Claude

      Are man in the streets Nicola. In a few more years when the pressures are too much and the CCP finally folds We’ll be witnessing history much like watching the Berlin wall fall. It’ll be a month long party we’re the protesters become revelers. It’ll be the party to end all party’s. I hope I’m in China, it’ll be nuts. Shit, the Chinese will even be hugging the Japanese. Just wait and see. What a party.

      • Nicola Collina

        in my 6 years in china i’ve seen so many changes made because of people pressure, much more in all my life in italy (a so called democracy). These people have one unbelievable power…

  • maybeabanana

    Why are people saying the reporters don’t deserve what’s coming? They too have the responsibility to bear morals,truths,reportinggggg to the public.. oooohhh I forgot…. they are just running dogs and nothing more for the ministry of news.

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