Chinese Police Officer Stabbed After Stopping Line Cutting

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From NetEase:

Sichuan SWAT Police Officer Stabbed in Public For Stopping Line Cutting

April 10th afternoon, a netizen claimed that a person was injured in front of the Ximei Department Store in Yanjiang district of Ziyang city in Sichuan province, with the netizen writing, “It’s said that the injured person and his family were about to go to a restaurant for a meal when several unknown people surrounded him and began beating him before he was stabbed and fell to the ground. The clothes this man was wearing had “SWAT Police” printed on it.”

April 11th, the Ziyang municipal public security bureau responded to this incident: On April 10th at 6:50pm, a police officer from our bureau, Wan X, along with his family were going to a Pizza Hut in the Ximei Department Store in Yanjiang district. While in line, he had an argument with with Chen XX, the friend of Wang X (a worker at a Ziyang garage). Afterward, Wang X called friends Li XX (unemployed) and Liu X (unemployed) to come and hel. During the dispute, Li XX stabbed the right side of Wan X’s abdomen with a fruit knife he was carrying before fleeing.

At present, the Yanjiang district public security sub-bureau has opened an investigation. Suspects of the crime of intentional injury Li XX, Wang X, and Liu X have already been arrested, with prosecution proceeding.

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Comments from NetEase:

网易陕西省渭南市网友 [正义鹰派他爹]:

May the departed rest in peace… Severely punish the murderer… Although, going back, how can a SWAT officer be so easily stabbed??????

网易湖北省武汉市网友 ip:58.19.*.*: (responding to above)

However high your martial arts skills, you’d still be vulnerable to a kitchen knife. [the original Chinese rhymes]

网易江苏省盐城市手机网友 ip:180.126.*.*:

If the SWAT officer doesn’t fight back, then you people will say he’s cowardly. If he fights back and kills this cunt, then there will definitely be people saying, “ai ya, it was just a fight, how could you kill someone…” If he hurts them, then people will definitely say, “they’re just migrant workers, did it have to go this far…”

未闻微闻慰问维稳 [网易广东省佛山市网友]:

You guys couldn’t even recognize him [as police] in his uniform? Now you guys are in for it. Just you wait until you guys go in [to prison]!!

Comments from Phoenix Online:

凤凰网上海市网友:手机用户

What?! If it was a police officer who had stabbed a suspect, it’d definitely be a post with a bunch of people cursing the government and police. But when it is the other way around, everyone is indifferent. May this brother [fellow officer] recover soon, and his family be freed from worry.

凤凰网湖北省襄樊市网友:开心阳光

This kind of person shouldn’t be executed? Some mental retards even suggest that our country abolish the death penalty.

凤凰网山东省网友:客户端用户

Fighting ability is inadequate, increasing training should be next.

凤凰网福建省福州市网友:客户端用户

Attacking police should be a heavier crime! Although there is scum among police, the dignity of police should not be held in contempt!

凤凰网北京市网友:手机用户

Execute him… why release him back to hurt others? With such an immoral, arrogant, selfish person should not be allowed to live… Forget being “humane”, as long as someone commits a crime, they should be shot dead after being caught, and society will immediately become peaceful!

凤凰网上海市网友:手机用户

However high your martial arts skills, you’d still be vulnerable to a kitchen knife! Hope he will recover soon, and those bastards be caught soon!

凤凰网天津市网友:钱治国

Normally doesn’t train, becomes stupid when something happens. [the original Chinese rhymes]

凤凰网湖北省网友:夕阳山外三

How can using a knife to stab someone be called assault [instead of “murder”]? Did he not know that this would kill someone? It’s clearly intentional murder.

凤凰网广西南宁市网友:客户端用户

The attacker must be severely punished. However, I also want to say you are not fit to be a SWAT officer. How did you become a SWAT officer in the first place? To be so easily stabbed and downed by a fruit knife, and in your belly too.

凤凰网福建省泉州市网友:丰QQ595655076

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  • Probotector

    Shouldn’t a SWAT team policeman be armed and wearing a helmet and some kind of body armour?

    • nickhz

      he was off duty with his family

      • mr.wiener

        …Yeh but in his SWAT uniform….weird really.

      • Probotector

        …and yet still In uniform.

        • IsurvivedChina

          you’ve never seen off duty policeman in uniform…

          • Probotector

            Not in SWAT uniform, no.

          • IsurvivedChina

            black pants and t-shirt… have a look at the picture, nothing unusual really!

          • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

            To tell you the truth, back home? no. Once off duty, they have to be out of uniform.

            I am guessing you are talking about off duty police officers in China? If that is the case, I’ve come across it once.

  • IsurvivedChina

    regardless of his profession he did not need to be stabbed. The “VIP” syndrome that most Chinese people suffer from is fracturing the heart heart and soul of Chinese society. Why can’t these people just accept the fact that they are not special and they do not need special privileges! Standing in line and waiting your turn does not mean you lose face! Too many times shit like this has happened!

    • Insomnicide

      There are delinquents in every country, and unluckily enough for this police officer he ran into a couple. How does this represent all of Chinese people? Do Chavs represent all British people? Do ‘gangstas’ represent all American people?

      I’m not defending these thugs, but your projection on to millions of people because of one subculture is simply unjust.

      • IsurvivedChina

        but it happens across all levels of society, this kind of behaviour is not just for the thugs, as you call them…

      • loki

        you sir have no idea what your talking about … spend a few in china, it will open your eyes to the real world. Your faith in humanity will be destroyed by chinese people. Trust!

        • Zappa Frank

          you must have been really unlucky with the people you met in china.. I sincerely more and more think that is like everywhere.. yes there is a general indifference toward anything they are not involved in, that’s may be true, maybe a little gold digger and cynic too, and so on… but sincerely more I know them and more I think that in the end aren’t different, even when they claim to be different (about that I read a funny article on the plane during the spring festival, they were comparing the spring festival and Christmas with a nationalistic tone) I think they are not..

        • Insomnicide

          My faith in humanity has already been destroyed by how many self-righteous, hypocritical, bigoted and Sinophobic arseholes there are in this world.

          • wnsk

            How many bigots do you know in real life? If you were referring to this forum, then you’d know that this site is natural magnet for China/Chinese bashers because of its very nature as a site about China. It really shouldn’t surprise you.

            Almost everyone has prejudices but I think almost everyone (being civilised) keeps them checked most of the time in real life. Come to a site like this though, and you lose all or most of your inhibitions. Even I forget myself sometimes. (Maybe you too?)

            I don’t think I’m idealistic or optimistic. But it doesn’t seem productive to be cynical either, and you should just take it in stride (after all, there are other ethniciities/nationalities that have it worse than Chinese in the sense of being the targets of bigotry/racism/etc, and there are a lot of Chinese who fit your “arsehole” description too.)

        • Dr Sun

          try india, try, bangladesh, thailand, hell even try the subway in tokyo, new york , Paris or Moscow. If you believe the line is behind you, you’re living a dream.

    • wnsk

      you’re just assuming it’s a face thing. maybe the cop insulted the guy’s mother or something. yeah, that still doesn’t mean he needs to be stabbed. but the point is, it could have been anything. if you want to compare, i think Chinese (most Asians in fact) are generally less individualistic than western countries (not necessarily a good thing either.)

      • IsurvivedChina

        What else would it be? I hate to throw assumptions onto an already ambiguous article but if the shoe fits!

        • Rick in China

          I doubt these guys had “VIP” syndrome. Seems like peasants, VIPs don’t wait at line at PIZZA HUT. It could have been so many things, and often people just have short tempers and when they feel slighted, things escalate quickly. It’s difficult to pin that on some specific reason – it’s more likely just a combination of events and attitudes that led to someone gettin’ cut, that’s all, not a big deal / big story by any means.

          • IsurvivedChina

            lets just brush it under the table like it never happened.. no big deal, its only China!

          • Rick in China

            Some fuckin idiot got in a fight outside a pizza hut and got cut. Big fucking deal.

            Tens of thousands of incidents far worse happen every day, this is not worthy of news or discussion to the extent it has received, who gives a fuck if a loudmouth assface gets cut for trying to start shit over a line up at pizza hut, you seriously think this warrants attention?

          • IsurvivedChina

            umm yes!

          • Rick in China

            Then you’re a useless fool. When your kitchen is on fire you don’t worry about burnt toast.

          • IsurvivedChina

            maybe if we payed attention to the burning toast then the kitchen wouldn’t catch fire,… LOL

          • loki

            maybe if you weren’t stupid you would understand what he was trying to say……

          • IsurvivedChina

            retorting to name calling only validates my point… of course I understand what he was trying to say…He seems to think that this story is no more important then the 10’000s of other incidents that happen every day, I think brushing the story aside like it never happened seems to be a common trait and perhaps if we had open discussion on more stories like this then maybe we can encourage change. I think any story that raises awareness is worthy of discussion.

  • cantonizi

    Hahahahahaha what a lawless country, here in Canada our coppers shoot you dead if you pull out a knife or take a box cutter out to show off.
    And those guys going to jail will be someone’s new girlfriends, too bad for their old girlfriends back home.

    • BrandeX

      Police in China are unarmed. Not even a taser/stun gun.

      • Irvin

        Only chengguan is armed.

  • Mighty曹

    I don’t understand the criticism of the victim’s inability to defend himself or the questions of his skills as a SWAT officer. Clearly he was outnumbered 4 to 1. Sometimes it’s not even easy for 2 policemen to take down one suspect. Having said that, the officer must have done something to really piss them off. Maybe he was acting like a big shot displaying “SWAT Police”?

    *Do off duty police wear that on family outings?

    • Kai

      His attire doesn’t seem weird at all. It’s just a t-shirt with “特警” on it.

      Yeah, the criticisms of his ability to defend himself are unfair. I guess people just expect police to be that much more capable than ordinary people.

      *points at previous basket-throwing supermarket murder post*

      • Mighty曹

        It’s really not easy being a cop when some people’s expectation of their ability is so high while public opinion of them is so low.

    • ClausRasmussen

      A knife is a shitty weapon to defend against. You need 1-2m separation if you want a chance and you seldom have that in heated disputes like this

      • Mighty曹

        Looks like he wasn’t wearing a jacket. Otherwise, if time permits, he could’ve used it to fend off the knife. But again, I noted that he was outnumbered 4-1 so he was already in some shitty situation.

  • Seems like PIZZA-HUT is the cause of the problem….westerners create most of the problems and disrupt the harmony in China

    • Chris

      Except that Pizza Hut’s are franchised, and in China the Corporate Partner is a Chinese entity, and he/she owns 51% (minimum) of the business. It has nothing to do with westerners. If some Chinese guy makes a copy of Pizza Hut, calls it … I dunno … Pissa Slut (just for the Chinglish, of course), and some cop got killed because a moron jumped the line, got balled out for it, and then called his friends, would that make you feel better because it wasn’t a “western” restaurant?

      • Probotector

        He knows, this is just a thing he does.

      • Take it easy, the top comment is so absurd it’s apparently sarcasm

        • Chris

          I doubt it’s sarcasm. Some people just hate anything and everything western. He pulls this anti-west garbage just about every time he posts.

          • Surfeit

            An elaborate pasquinade? I think he is western, y’know, with a name like Fred.

          • Zen my Ass

            Easy, Chris. maybe your tight underwear is clogging blood circulation… take a deep breath and read his post again.

  • Terrik

    ….So…the headline reads he was stopping people from cutting in line–but the article itself doesn’t mention that–only that there was an argument, and it doesn’t specify as to what. Were the people offended that they weren’t able to get in line to such an extent that they stabbed a guy to death..or….what?

    • IsurvivedChina

      this may be hard for some to comprehend but this happens in China, recently there was a district Judge in Yunnan who beat a local security car park attendant because he was not allowed to park his car in an already full car park! These people need to be named and shamed! The insanity of their reactions to simple problems in life is what makes headlines… no-one needs to be beat up over a full car park and no-one needs to be stabbed over jumping in line!

    • mr.wiener

      The article doesn’t even say whether he died or not…but we can assume he did.

      • Rick in China

        I doubt it. The charge is “Suspects of the crime of intentional injury” – actually, I’m very familiar with that charge. There are several degrees to it and it depends whether a weapon was used or even as much as whether a closed fist was used vs. a slap or grab. In this case, I’m guessing the assailants will all be charged with different degrees, and the guy isn’t dead.

      • ClausRasmussen

        A person can lose 2-3 liters of blood before dying. There is no visible blood in the pictures so I would assume he is alive. It is strange that he have passed out though, and the girl seems to be checking his pulse ?

        • Irvin

          Blood isn’t the only thing that keeps us alive.

        • Rick in China

          You’re absolutely right – I mean, seriously, look at the WHITE CLOTH being pressed onto his stomach. I would be surprised if he was actually stabbed at all – and not surprised if he got ‘nicked’ by a knife or something else, and is playing it up.

          I haven’t personally been stabbed, but I’ve done / been damaged significantly, and I would imagine a stab to the gut that penetrated the dermal layer would BLEED PROFUSELY for some time.

        • Boris_Da_Bengal_Tiger

          There is internal bleeding, which I am told is worse. But it does seem like the guy survived, so there wasn’t any of that.

    • Kai

      The Phoenix Online version has an extra caption detailing what a female witness says happened. So like many busy restaurants, people have to get numbers and “line up” (figuratively) to wait for a table to open up. Apparently the group of guys who ended up stabbing the cop had missed their number being called or something so they asked the cop’s family if they could “cut” (figuratively) by taking the next table available ahead of them.

      The request isn’t horribly unreasonable if you think about it, since if they had heard their number and claimed their table, the cop would’ve waited the same amount of time until his number was called. Also, restaurants often will let you get the next table if you go and show you had a number but for some reason didn’t hear it being called and previously missed out. They often don’t put you at the back of the line with a new number. So, nothingtoo unusual here.

      It boils down to whether or not you feel like being nice because it’s also not unreasonable to think “hey, you snooze, you lose, pal, why weren’t you paying attention like the rest of us?”. The cop for reasons unexplained refused their request and an altercation broke out with the guys leaving and then coming back with two more guys to beat him up. Then some idiot decides to stab someone.

      This kinda reminds me of that one video where some guy stabs someone for cutting in front of him when using the ATM. It was on cS a long time ago.

      • IsurvivedChina

        yeah that’s why he had to call his friends for back up?

        • Kai

          We can either assume some slight involved was perceived as serious enough to physically fight over or some people are just that prone to throwing down. It’s hard to say. We don’t have any more info here.

          • IsurvivedChina

            fairly ambiguous assumption…

          • Surfeit

            Massively.

          • noodles76

            I can understand somebody feeling they were insulted enough to get into a physical fight over it. Not condoning or advocating it but I can certainly understand it. What I can not comprehend is the cowardly crap about calling in friends for help first. If you think you’ve been insulted, go ahead and take a swing if you feel manly enough…or shut up and let it go. Calling in others to help you beat on one person is disgustingly pathetic and unfortunately all too common in some parts.

            Fighting should not be a popularity contest.

            People like that aren’t men. Their balls are made from pussy.

          • Probotector

            How many of us typing comments here in CS have been in such a situation?

          • whuddyasack

            Raises hand. And I think just about every lone Chinese commenter whose been jumped by 3 or more non-Chinese share the same experience hahaha.

          • Rick in China

            Shocking. I can totally see both of your points: you, being a lone Chinese… and you being jumped by 3 or more people.

          • Guang Xiang

            Raises hand, though the guy didn’t come back with more guys; he came back with a gun, but good thing it was a bb gun and it couldn’t pierce through the window that I was sitting behind.

          • whuddyasack

            Actually fights are no longer what they used to be. I think the good old days where people would settle disagreements with their fists man-to-man are long gone.

            http://hollywoodlife.com/2014/01/22/kim-pham-dead-beaten-night-club-santa-ana/

            http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/09/Pistol-Packing-Nurse-Saves-Man-Being-Attack-By-Gang-In-Detroit

            http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?id=9442544

            People have become increasingly “pussified”, yet more violent.

  • Nose picker

    He wore a Chinese made bullet vest ….. NOT a “knife proof” jacket

    • Glass Heart

      i don’t know about you, but i prefer not to wear a riot gear to go have dinner with my family.

      • IsurvivedChina

        it’s not uncommon to see people in uniform having dinner with family in any country… and his shirt and pants hardly make for riot gear!

      • Irvin

        riot gears are awesome!

  • Insomnicide

    Chengguan: 1
    Police: 0

    • Womanizer

      chengguan = police (mind explosion)

  • stay classy China

    • Womanizer

      you stay sexy rex :)

  • xiaode

    Pizza Hut taste like shit! How can people even wait / take numbers to get inside and eat that garbage?!
    I think that´s the real tragedy here…

    • Insomnicide

      Pizza Hut is a formal gourmet restaurant chain in China.

      • mr.wiener

        Kinda like Taco bell in “Demolition man”

        • Surfeit

          Lets not forget the rat burgers!

        • Probotector

          @disqus_0FTJ2VMT0Q:disqus “Salt it is bad for you and is therefore illegal”.

      • SimpsonsGoldenAge

        Pizza Hut tastes like shit

      • moldavidian

        Although the service usually sucks, it’s noisy and pretty dirty. About the same as any Pizza Hut anywhere. Funny that the perception is totally different in China but i guess it’s all a new experience for many Chinese.

    • Zappa Frank

      people line up for a seat in pizza hut, waiting even 1h… and it’s even expensive.. i hate pizza hut with all myself..

    • Reptilian

      Because in China, the only other places that don’t need people queueing up to be seated serve even worse garbage than Pizza Hut

      • xiaode

        no, there is plenty of good (taste) food here. Also plenty of other western food. Standing in line for Pizza Hut… fast food??? What´s next… making table reservation at McDonalds?

    • Yes!

      It’s not the food. Eating in a “western brand” restaurant is a social status, like carrying a Prada or Gucci. 9 out of 10 PRC Chinese do not like western food.

      • Rick in China

        Um, those who think pizza hut is a social status thing DO NOT CARRY Prada or Gucci. Not real ones anyways. That’s so fool 土豪 wannabe it’s even more 土.

    • wnsk

      Careful, man. You could get stabbed for saying shit like that. But not like getting stabbed is any kind of real tragedy right? Right.

    • Chris

      And … you know it tastes like shit, how?

      • xiaode

        I have eaten that shit… twice… (second time was under pressure!)

  • tomoe723

    Poor man. I don’t think he is fit to be a police if he doesn’t know how to handle minor domestic disputes like these.

    • Surfeit

      A ridiculous hypothesis.

    • IsurvivedChina

      what a moronic thing to say!

      • tomoe723

        Moronic? You’re the moron. If that man handled the situation better diplomatically, you think it would have escalated to that? It’s unfortunate that he got stabbed, but it wouldn’t have gotten to that extreme with proper dialogue. Police in Asia isn’t like the West were guns and handcuffs rule. It’s appropriate dialogue for a simple domestic issue like this. He probably was being smug about having authority and had direct confrontation with the suspects. If you don’t have guns to back up your power-tripping speech, then get ready to face some serious backlash. Otherwise, skip the power tripping speech and handle the situation with humility and diplomatically.

        • IsurvivedChina

          How is he not fit to be a policeman? This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened…. I am still laughing at the statement “diplomatically”, how do you know he didn’t try that? you’re assumptions on the story are as ridiculous as they sound. Diplomacy works best both ways, the guy who telephoned his friends to come and back him up could have used some diplomacy as well.

          Here’s a couple of thoughts for you… the chengguan are they trained to be diplomatic? The Judge in Yunnan, who beat up on a security guard was he not trained to be diplomatic? I have seen with my own eyes the insanity of these people. They erupt with this uncontrollable urge, society is losing it.

          As I said earlier the main antagonist in this story had to telephone friends to come and help him because he lost face and couldn’t handle the situation in a diplomatic manner, this whole VIP syndrome is a cancer in Chinese society. Hence your statement was moronic

          • whuddyasack

            And how do you know he did try that? I actually think she has a valid point (better than the thoughtless rambling you brought over from shanghaiist anyway), as I know how people with authority can act in Asian countries. Asian society is hierarchical, and sometimes power tripping does happen a lot more than you think. I think we can all remember that Chinese lady who shouted “daddy would kill you”.

            Look, it’s not their fault they aren’t armed to the teeth the way cops in Western countries are, but that’s why you need to be extra careful when being confrontational in the first place. Always be prepared for trouble. Always.

            BTW, I like how you make Chinese society seem like such a apocalyptic place. Last I checked, there can be at least 10 times more violent crimes in certain “civilized” countries than in China.

          • IsurvivedChina

            The “how do you know he didn’t try it?” was rhetoric, but I guess you missed that! your assumptions about how he may or may not have acted are pointless as you were not there! I have not made comparisons with the west, as this site is about China, but i guess you missed that too…

          • whuddyasack

            But all I did was point out “rhetoric” works both ways and how inane your entire post was. I guess “you” missed that haha. It doesn’t matter if tomoe723 or anyone else was there or not. Considering the hierarchical structure of Chinese society, heck Asian society, it could very well be that the officer was acting like some big shot and looking down on the offender. That’s actually a testament to how non-violent it is as the stabbing was out of the norm, hence far from apocalyptic. In some “civilized” countries, there’d be a riot already. Thus her assumptions are actually correctly based on the realities of Asian society and her explanations are valid.

            And the point wasn’t about comparisons between China and the West. It was more a stab at how preposterous your “VIP syndrome” explanations were. I guess you missed that too!

            P.S. “Always be prepared for trouble” could have referred to ANY country, I never did specifically apply that line to China. Thus your entire reply is simply asinine. I guess that’s why you use words like “moronic” to cover up your own inadequacies.

          • IsurvivedChina

            no prizes for second ..

          • whuddyasack

            Using diversions again huh? Typical…

          • IsurvivedChina

            yawn..

          • whuddyasack

            Is exactly what I do when looking at you… Boring and inadequate.

          • IsurvivedChina

            retorting to insults only validates my point, but you knew that didn’t you?

          • whuddyasack

            Says the dustpan (you) to the broom (me). Zzzzz…….

          • IsurvivedChina

            how old are you? dustpan metaphor? that’s the best you could do?

          • whuddyasack

            It’s ok, tubs. I can see how you’re trying so very hard to get the last word. You’re so pitiful, I’ll let you have it out of benevolence. Just remember that I can easily outlast you if I really wanted to.

          • IsurvivedChina

            bots have that ability!

          • Surfeit

            “Moronic? You’re the moron. If that man handled the situation better diplomatically, you think it would have escalated to that?”

            You won at the beginning. Let it slide.

          • IsurvivedChina

            ty I have… hence the yawn before, they do tend to rant on!

          • Surfeit

            They, them, those. You’re racist! E’eeee!

          • IsurvivedChina

            okay, while I am tempted to bite, I am going to let your comment slide, how you came to figure my using the term “they” to refer to the people posting before me as “racist” is beyond me! have a good one!

          • Surfeit

            Yeah I’m yankin ya chain.

          • IsurvivedChina

            fair enough… lol

          • Surfeit

            You’re contradicting yourself. Allowing assumptions on one hand, and then writing them off on the other.

          • whuddyasack

            There is no contradiction. That’s because the assumptions used in both cases have completely different contexts. When tomoe723 made her assumption she wasn’t using it in an argumentative context, she was making a point and expressing her opinion. When ISC made his assumptions, he himself was criticizing someone else’s assumptions despite the hollowness of his own comments. Sometimes you really need to work your head a little as not all things are so black and white. But it’s OK, I understand you don’t see it that way. People tend to be tribal and believe the side they fit in to be right anyway.

          • Surfeit

            In all honesty, I just didn’t follow the conversation. Jumped in right here and expressed something (I had no context). I thought I mentioned that somewhere else in the conversation. Regardless, I do always think myself to be correct! It’s a weakness, aye.

          • whuddyasack

            No hard feelings Surfeit, all good. I’m sure it was an honest mistake. Everyone has their moments and weaknesses but it takes strength of character to admit it. I messed up a few times myself so I know what you mean lol ;-)

        • Probotector

          No one knows exactly how it went down, the article is too vague.

        • noodles76

          If the guy(s) talked to the staff at Pizza Hut they more than likely would have seated them even though they missed their number. Instead, those twats tried to make it someone else’s problem and in the end….we had a 4? on 1 where the 1 got stabbed. For a table at Pizza Hut. While, we don’t know what the SWAT guy said it really does not matter at all does it? Nobody can defend the fact that they took time enough to call in their buddies before attacking the guy.

        • Yes!

          Humility and diplomacy wouldn’t be any help. The thugs obviously knew what they wanted to do him already. These are Chinese thugs.

    • Mony Xie

      How to handle? I mean, kicking those line cutters’ asses isn’t the only way to handle it?

    • Guang Xiang

      And that’s assuming that the would-be assailants are of sound mind for reasoning and handling.

    • Zappa Frank

      sincerely policemen I knew are even more hothead then normal people.. not only, exactly because they are policemen they think they can go more far than normal people without consequences.. than I don’t know what happened there, but to provoke people thinking to be above them and can easily rebuke their reaction using authority or force (many policemen think to be super-heroes like) in my experience is typical of a certain kind of policemen..

      • tomoe723

        Sorry for the rather very late reply. Police in Asia, before all those CSIs, NCIS’, or Law & Order shows, was very different. Unless it involved politics or extended families of politicians, it was never aggressive. Most of the times, you can talk your way through the offense and resolve the issue without violence. That’s why I compared it to the U.S. because I’ve seen for real how aggressive some cops are in some states, and it’s also being publicized a lot this police brutality, and the ordinary citizen can’t really do much anymore because of the superiority of guns/tasers/handcuffs.

        If you’re a foreigner though, the price for negotiating your way through authorities might be different. LOL.

        • Zappa Frank

          I have a lot of doubts that police in asia were different in a better way before American tv series. first It has been demonstrated by many social experiments the change of behavior when someone get any sort of control/power, and secondly I’ve read many reports of journalist that have lived in asia far before the arrive of all those tv series, and it did seem even worse than now, because at that time civil rights were even less respected..

          • tomoe723

            It depends on the situation and type of incident that LE were involved with. Like I mentioned earlier, if it’s merely domestic issues like that pizza hut cutting in line, it’s less likely to result to that stabbing incident. But if it’s political, it’s on a different level. LE may become aggressive and violent to “remind the people” of the hierarchy of power between the commoner and the official. This incident does not have that “political backing” so I’m not surprised if the that SWAT guy was ganged up and stabbed.

  • Surfeit

    Primitive.

    • Womanizer

      Futuristic ?

      • Irvin

        Present

        • IsurvivedChina

          alien…

    • Yes!

      The Chinese have another word, er..phrase…for it and it justifies everything that they do: “5000-year culture”. Haven’t evolved much, I must say.

      • Insomnicide

        Westerners have even better phrases for it, and it justifies anything anyone does: “democracy” and “freedom”.

        • Zappa Frank

          I remember after the 9/11 this “democracy” things became so hyped and completely absurd that even during scientific debates there were people who were claiming their point of view have to be considered because else means the science is not ‘democratic’..

          • Insomnicide

            During the wars, “democracy” was little more than a catchphrase for America…

      • Alex Dương

        Yes, because the translated netizen comments were all justifying / excusing this crime. Oh, and this never happens in your glorious crime-free United Kingdom.

  • Surfeit

    I think it will have come down to that ridiculous idea Chinese have about face. “Can I do this?” “No.” “I kill you!”

  • IsurvivedChina

    again another ambiguous statement.. I never wanted an answer …. Chinese society is fracturing and the “VIP” syndrome is partially to blame. The whole idea that you’re going to lose face if you let the other person win is as stupid as it sounds but unfortunately a factor of every day life. People are beating each other up on planes and stabbing each other on the streets. The whole idea that they must kill each other is just insane! And it’s not just these little bully “dicks” as you call them. There was a District Judge who beat up on a security guard recently. This is a person who should know better but no, he’s acting just the same! The problem is more wide spread then you imagine!

    • Probotector

      The ‘VIP syndrome’ is a consequence of a lack of education in morality and compassion, and starts at an early age. Also, just because a guy’s a district judge doesn’t mean he’s not a bullying little dick; maybe that’s the reason he became a judge. In any case, the self-entitlement mentality transcends all levels of this society.

      • IsurvivedChina

        and there in lays the problem… one does not have to be a bully to have a feeling of self-entitlement. The little emperor syndrome morphs and becomes a VIP syndrome. And that is the problem, you are right, it transcends all levels of society!

    • Reptilian

      I wouldn’t classify it all under the “VIP syndrome” though. It’s the kill-or-be-killed mentality amongst mainland Chinese. The same line of reasoning applies to why parents of bright children are willing to pay bribes just to make sure their kids get into the “right” schools. As RickInChina would say, “fucking peasants.”

  • mr.wiener

    Apparently he is not dead, which is a good thing for all concerned.

  • Marcus Black

    And this is probably why Chengguans are so brutal. A page always has two sides whether you like it or not.

    • mr.wiener

      The dude was SWAT, not Chengguan, but I get your meaning.

    • wnsk

      Being brutal when you need to be is one thing. A lot of them seem to be needlessly brutal, that’s the thing.

      • Marcus Black

        It’s either they stab you or you beat the living daylight out of them. This is the same reason American cops are paranoid and ready to shoot. Why? Because guns are everywhere and many of their own have been killed by some lunatic. Even chengguans often get killed by lunatics in China. Given their working environment, I think most of their brutal reactions are valid. It’s the same in America. A guy gets shot up because of a walking stick. Or someone getting shot for leaving a car to surrender too quickly.

  • Sleepy

    I don’t see it mentioned anywhere that the officer was killed. I only see that he was ” stabbed in the abdomen with a fruit knife.”. Am I missing something?

    • doraemon1971

      Sleepy i just mixed your comment with the article header. that one said the guy’s dead

  • Yes!

    It all boils down to “face”. Everyday conversation with PRC Chinese is populated with 给不给面子. Yes, people kill for it. Fights break out between 2 people who stare at each other. Recently, China’s Foreign Minister said something to this effect “China will not lose face anymore”.

  • Rick in China

    Indictment.

  • kenhansen

    Typical Chinese male pussy mentality. They can only fight in groups

    • mr.wiener

      Happens lots of places mate, not just China.

    • Rick in China

      That makes no sense here, are you seriously this stupid? THEY’RE ALL CHINESE INVOLVED, that means the 1 guy, and the group of guys, they’re all fuckin’ Chinese, so you could just as easily make the stupid statement: “Look at that lone Chinese guy standing up against the group, Typical Chinese, fighting til the end! So strong!” or whatever stupid classification based on nonsense you like. Take yer shit elsewhere.

    • Zappa Frank

      a one on one can be unfair as well

    • bujiebuke

      oh you so smart Ken-chan!

  • Probotector

    In some situations, they wait patiently, for example, at the supermarket checkout. However, you sometimes get the odd ignoramus, often an elderly person, who just comes in at the front. A quick “站在后面” normally rectifies it though. Yet, in most other situations, most of them push and don’t wait patiently. What’s annoying is that the staff serving them don’t enforce an orderly ‘first come first served’ policy.

    • WhatDidYouSay

      You should totally see the queue to the immigration counters at Zhuhai into Macau. They climb over fences, squeeze through holes and climb under rails just to cut queue. Not one, not two. HUNDREDS! Don’t really blame them sometimes. You would want to cut queue too if you saw how long the queue was.

      • angry laowai

        thats partly due to the incompetence of the workers at the gates though….taking FOREVER to do anything like a typical mainlander

  • doraemon1971

    Mr “Rick in china” and “kenhansen”. you receive a wel deserved up yours !!!.
    The way you talk you seem to be either high on pot or have never been closer then 3 lightyears from any chinese border. I lived there for over 2 years. And i experienced firsthanded that in china as like in every other country there are damn morons and good people. So get lost with quotes that hint that all chinese are bad.

    • Mihel

      You didn’t even understand what Rick in China was pointing at, don’t you?

  • satuon

    Well, the cop should have just arrested him, without the “beating up” part.

    • angry laowai

      the chinese beat up the cop

  • Subhajit

    It is very dangerous and violent crime, according to criminology it is called the psycologic aspect of revenge, where one want to show the other the power to whom with problem made, so here the same did happen as brutal by using knife only to show the power. To prevent such crime which can happen at any time with any one, should need to cool the brain and need to avoid the words clashing with the other, prevent the crime and help to solve the crime and make the society crime free.

  • Common sense

    The only way to put an end to these crimes, is to round them and their families up and kill them in front of their families. If and when the families show any psychological issues from this, they should also be put down.

  • angry laowai

    Chinese are just not ready for western manners…..plain and simple

  • meow meow meow

    Blame Japan… It’s all Japan’s fault!

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