Beijing Airport Explosion: Bomb Detonated by Man in Wheelchair

The blast from a homemade explosive detonated by a Chinese man in a wheelchair in the T3 terminal at Beijing Capital International Airport.

From NetEase:

Disabled Petitioner Sets Off Homemade Bomb in Capital Airport, Possibly in Appeal for Justice

[His] left hand requires amputation; Because of experiencing “unfair treatment” while working in Guangdong, [he] has been petitioning for redress for years; Police report that other than this man, no one else was injured.

Beijing News – Yesterday at 18:24, outside Beijing Capital Airport T3 Terminal Exit B, a disabled Chinese man detonated a homemade explosive device, causing injury to himself, with no other casualties at the scene, nor were the airport’s flight arrivals and departures affected.

As it is understood, following preliminary verification by police authorities, the man had felt he had suffered unjust treatment and thus has been petitioning for years.

Smoke from the explosion enveloped the exit/gate

The scene of the incident was the second floor of the Beijing Capital Airport T3 Terminal, 10 meters outside the international arrivals exit.

At 7:40 last night, the scene of the incident had already been unsealed. Firefighters and security personnel had dispersed, while cleaning staff were removing the remnants of the explosive from the walls by the security checkpoint, order having already been restored in the airport.

“[There was] a person holding a bomb, and [it] exploded in front of me.” Netizen witness “mild_luna” posted a photo of the accident on her microblog, claiming that yesterday at 18:24, at the arrival exit B, a man in a wheelchair “holding a bomb at the [arrival] exit, had shouted for a long time without anyone paying any attention to him, and only until [he] unwrapped the white plastic around the bomb and surrounding people felt that something was amiss did security rush over, but before many words were exchanged, the bomb exploded”.

“It sounded like the explosion of a lot of firecrackers bundled together” Witness Mr. Chen said he was only 25 meters away from exit B at the time, and after the loud noise, yellow smoke enshrouded exit B, with him and other people at the scene quickly running away.

Witness Mr. Jin saw, after the explosion, that the man had been separated from [fallen off, blown off] his wheelchair, with blood at the scene. About three minutes later, police arrived, the man was carried onto a stretcher, “still conscious, his head constantly moving on the stretcher, and it seemed like [he] was not badly hurt”.

Security and medical personnel respond to explosion at Beijing Airport terminal.

Security and medical personnel respond to explosion at Beijing Airport terminal.

Injured received medical care accompanied by police

After the incident, the man who set off the homemade explosive device was sent to Jishuitan Hospital for medical care.

In the hospital’s ER, the man lied in bed alone, without any family member present. He was conscious, [and] surrounded by three to four police officers, who chatted with the man from time to time.

Doctors said the man was sent to the hospital yesterday at 19:53, “judging by his physical [injuries], only the left hand was badly mutilated”, and after preliminary examination, the injury to his left hand was determined to be serious, needs to be amputated, but otherwise [the man faces] no life threatening danger.

Bomber had petitioned for many years

Information from Beijing Capital International Airport claims that after the incident, the airport activated its contingency plan for airport facilities being threatened by explosives, various emergency units were dispatched to the scene, the scene was cordoned off, that the smoke has been dissipated, and order was maintained. The airport had already opened another path for inbound passengers.

As it is understood, through confirmation by the Public Security Bureau, the man’s name is Ji Zhongxin, born 1979, from Heze, Shandong, and had previously worked in Guangdong where he felt he suffered unfair treatment and has petitioned [authorities for redress] for years.

Beijing Police issued information that during the incident, the man was injured detonating the self-made explosive device, and is currently receiving medical treatment, without having hurt any of the surrounding people. Public security organs are currently investigating [the incident].


Man distributing leaflets stopped, yells “I have a bomb”

“The man shouted repeatedly, ‘Get away, I have a bomb.’” An employee of a store nearby the Beijing Capital International Airport T3 exit B claimed that about an hour before the incident, she saw a man in a wheelchair appear in the terminal hall. During this time, the man pulled out leaflets from a bag, [and he] attempted to distribute [the leaflets] to inbound passengers, but was stopped by security personnel near the exit gate. Subsequently, the man held a bottle of white-colored bottle-shaped object and screamed at the exit gate, “I have something to say, I have a bomb, stay away”, but no one at the scene had paid him any attention.

The shop worker says when the man detonated the bomb, there were very few passengers at the exit gate, and the man also repeatedly reminded people passing by to keep a distance from him.

A member of the cleaning staff at the scene confirmed having heard a man yelling “stay away” before the incident.

Follow up

Petitioner claims he was paralyzed from beatings by Dongguan security personnel

Guangdong Dongguan Houjie Public Security Sub-Bureau says it will issue a combined response to this matter [allegation]

Yesterday, after the name of the man who detonated a homemade exposive at Beijing Capital International Airport was exposed, this reporter uncovered online “Ji Zhongxing’s blog” as well as relevant websites.

“My name is Ji Zhongxing, male, Han ethnicity, born on 1979 December 1, [I] reside in Shandong province, Heze city, Juancheng county, Fuchun town, Dajizhuang Village, with an elementary school education.” Ji claimed in a 2006 blog post, that on 2005 June 28th, in Dongguan, Guangdong, he was riding a motorcycle with passenger Gong Tao to Xintang, Houjie, and encountered a police patrol checking vehicles on the way. He was chased and beaten with steel pipes by law enforcement officers, causing spinal fractures resulting in complete paralysis, “completely losing the ability to work in the future.”

The blog [post] shows that Ji Zhongxing’s fellow villager had referred him to lawyers Xue Zhaohui and Chen Zhaoyuan from Guangdong Nantianxing Law Firm, and said the two lawyers were willing to provide them with legal assistance.

Soon after this blog post was exposed by netizens, it was promptly deleted.

Yesterday, Lawyer Chen said that he partially understood Ji’s case, but did not get involved or provide representation in this case.

“Lawyers have confirmed Ji’s blog content.” Last night, the Southern Daily microblog published the “administrative compensation application” drafted by lawyers Xue Zhaohui and Chen Zhaoyuan, demanding that the Houjie Dongguan Municipal Public Security Bureau pay Ji Zhongxing 330,000 yuan in compensation as well as investigate the criminal liability of the relevant personnel involved.

Dongguan Public Security Bureau Houjiu Sub-Bureau deputy director Yin Hongfang said they have already learned of Ji’s incident of detonating a bomb at Beijing Capital Airport, but as for what Ji experienced that is circulating online, they will provide a combined response in the near future, as “it’s not convenient to talk [about the matter] over the phone”.

Comments from NetEase:

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聑耳 [网易天津市网友]

If the various levels of the government’s administrative departments would do their duty and fulfill their responsibilities, and if the ordinary common people’s reasonable demands could be resolved promptly, an incident like the Ji Zhongxin would not have happened. [I] recommend: Government officials who fail to do their duty and shirk responsibility should be held legally accountable.

网易江苏省镇江市手机网友 [wocaonm]:

Judging by this one sentence of his: “I have bomb in my hands, keep away!” This person isn’t bad.

网易湖南省手机网友: (responding to above)

Has a bit of conscience, doesn’t want to hurt others.

蹉跎人间 [网易山东省菏泽市手机网友]:

[I’m] looking forward to fairness, justice, and openness, so that society can be a transparent and legal society, so that the tree that is the Heavenly Kingdom is not ruined by certain government officials or temporary vermin! Upvote if you agree!


[I] hope unfair incidents will happen less. Self-injury to get attention isn’t worth it!


[We] have to put an end to this kind of violent method of petitioning/seeking redress for grievances.

hgn528 [网易广西南宁市网友]: (responding to above)

Putting an end to this kind of petitioning through violence needs to start with investigating the root causes, without being lenient, [because] the people who fear not even death must bear great injustice!

雨后的春笋0 [网易江苏省苏州市网友]:

[I] Sympathize [with the man].

不能融化的雪 [网易浙江省杭州市手机网友]:

In the Heavenly Kingdom, incidents like this will only occur more frequently.


A national sorrow [a sadness of the country]. Whenever I see this kind of news, I think, I wish I wasn’t Chinese!


The choice of someone without a choice.


Expecting fairness and justice [treatment]. Publish the truth, don’t let the people down.


These disabled friends from the lowest level of society are also our brothers and sisters! A fair, just, open, and shared harmonious society is the Chinese dream!!!

高旭波 [网易北京市朝阳区网友]

Bless this poor man!!!

jinhaidai [网易山西省晋城市网友]:

A person who only wanted to get justice, who would rather hurt himself than hurt innocent people. I hope justice will open its eyes for him, and punish the real evil-doers.


Only when people go to the extreme do they get any attention, this is sad.


I believe the just law will redress your grievances, but [making an] explosion is going a little too far… Hurting innocent people is bad.

xche77 [网易湖北省咸宁市网友]

It is because ordinary people lack reasonable channels for redress that they take such drastic means. That there are no reasonable channels for complaints is due to the lack of effective oversight mechanisms. I hope the people’s complaints and demands can get reasonable handling by the government, and that the ordinary common people can have legal channels for effective redress.


If [the relevant government departments] had treated the issue seriously back then, would we still have had the serious consequence today? Law enforcement officials need to reflect.


If you harm civilians, then you’re a terrorist!


No matter how big the injustice, people should not harm public security/safety.

草屋漏水待装修 [网易湖南省手机网友]:

Recently, I’ve come to fear reading NetEase! Such grief.

themenglei [网易陕西省西安市手机网友]:

作业本: Every single person who suffered unfair treatment is an unknown time bomb for this nation.


Can’t get attention, take revenge on society.

网易浙江省杭州市网友 [ldx6401]:

No matter what, using the method of harming the public to achieve one’s own goals itself is the act of a thug, and must not be tolerated.

网易江苏省手机网友: (responding to above)

He only bombed himself.

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  • lonetrey / Dan

    Seems like another man painted into a corner, and another act of desperation. People seems to focus on the fact that he caused trouble for the airport, but as this netizen said: “网易山东省菏泽市手机网友:The choice of someone without a choice.”

    Many people seems to be confusing him for a guy who injured other people, but seems like he intentionally didn’t harm anyone else.

    • Kai

      I’m guessing people thought he was a raving loon hooting and hollering about something or another and decided it was best to ignore him. I don’t imagine people who just got off a plane are particularly inclined to take an interest in someone handing out fliers complaining about injustice. It could be like those doomsdayers wearing sandwich boards proclaiming the end of the world is nigh due to the sins of mankind…or FLGers off the ferry in HK. I admit I kinda just tune them out and walk past them.

      “Don’t make eye contact!”

      • Aleister Crowley

        Nemesis is coming!!!

    • markus peg

      desperate, wanting attention on the issues he was ignored in, he now has the attention he wanted, but it came at a price.
      poor guy…

    • Aleister Crowley

      dongguan is a city in guangdong, no? Do you mean chengguan?

      • lonetrey / Dan

        No, I merely copy and pasted what the guy claimed in the article.

        Originally, I had typed out “chengguan” too before I went back to double check my facts. Not sure who the man is actually talking about.

        • Kai

          Dongguan is a city in Guangdong. Foxconn for example has factories there. So not chengguan. Sounds like he was or is alleging that police officers beat him.

        • Aleister Crowley

          Fair enough, but we can agree Dongguan, is a city, yes?

          • lonetrey / Dan


          • Aleister Crowley

            One thing I do hate is poor english. Forgive just a simple country boy from Wales, what is yarp? Some horrible septic inflected english?

          • lonetrey / Dan

            Hahaha, sorry, just something I like to say.

            Got it from “Hot Fuzz”. You know, that Simon Pegg police comedy movie?

          • Aleister Crowley

            ah Hot Fuzz, even though I am a brit I don’t avail myself of such periphery low class comedy films like these are best left to the unwashed,hahahah

          • I know you said you hate poor English, but your last reply was a run-on sentence.

          • Aleister Crowley

            fair enough, but then the only degree I have was printed in the restrooms at barnstaple crematorium. I got my tefl in bangkok from cow san road like. Methinks degreed and phd’ed teachers should not be teaching in china personally, leave that to the boozers and philanderers and smokers like myself, no no, china is no place for those with real certificates, they should go elsewhere and let us work and enjoy our existences in peace!~

          • Haha fair enough

          • A Crowley

            glad we can agree on something my feline chum. Forgive my bellicose rantings, a bellyful of wine, hahah

          • mr.wiener

            A prophet walks among us.

          • A Crowley

            hallelujah brother!!

          • lonetrey / Dan

            LOL! You should give it a try! You really are missing out :(

          • A Crowley

            You are not white!!!!

          • lonetrey / Dan

            Me not being white… I mean, thanks for telling me the obvious, but what does that have to do with watching a funny comedy? o_O

          • A Crowley

            you are not white, no more gambit nonsense body

          • A Crowley

            stop playing your gambits, I will not discuss further with you!!!!!!!

          • biggj

            Hot fuzz, great movie. lol

  • biggj

    They can’t give anything to guy….well they can but it would not be good for china. Imagine if this guy got money from the government after doing this….everyone would be doing shit like that. How many Chinese got fucked over by their job or police or government? They can’t give in to actions like this. And if they do then look out. The guy has his reasons but china the country can’t have this going on a regular basis. This guy will be put in jail.

    That should be Chinese new slogan for the war on…..whatever the fuck this is.

    • Kai

      Heh, well, ideally, they’ll investigate the allegation that a police beating paralyzed him and right THAT wrong and SEPARATELY punish him for this act of public endangerment in accordance with the law. And make both things very public.

      They have to send the message that wrongs should and can be made right, but one wrong doesn’t justify another, that one person’s crime doesn’t absolve another person of their crime.


      • biggj

        Problem with china trying to right the wrong for the beating is by this guy doing what he did it ties it all together too tight. Say if they apologize for the beating then he’s already proven that what he did is effective. Sure he goes to jail, but they acknowledged their mistake..China can’t do that. I wouldn’t…no fucking way. If i was running this I would make this guy into a liar and make him seem crazy to the pubic and he was only after money from government. In no way shape or form would I say I was wrong. I can’t. I’d investigate to show the public I was looking…but nothing would come from it. Even if I found hard evidence to help the guys case. I would focus the pubic attention to the crime he committed and not the crimes against him. I may even execute him. Or at the least life in jail.

        What I said is cold, but it’s has to be done to stop future actions like this. If this guy get a small victory from this then more people will follow suit.Even a public apology from the government is enough to make people follow his lead.

        • “he seem crazy to the pubic” haha yes he definitely does.

          How often would you see institutions, docs, officers etc apologizing for their fuk ups?

          • biggj

            Judging by some of the comments they don’t think he’s too crazy.

            They don’t usually admit to fuck ups, But usually people don’t go to this extreme to justify an apology either. They already said they are looking into the beating, but only after he did this.

    • mr.wiener

      “The Chinese war against disharmony”.
      After someone has been jail, crippled or executed you can say he has been “Harmonized”.

  • biggj

    1-Go to airport
    2-Blow my own fucking hand to shit
    4- Get money.

    Great plan this guy has.

  • Mighty曹

    Poor man just needed some attention to his plight without harming innocent people like setting himself on fire on a crowded bus. I wish him the best! Jia yo!

    • Germandude

      Do you mean by “wishin him the best”, you hope that he lost his left hand?

      • mr.wiener

        Wish him good luck: …….:”Lose a leg!”

        • Mighty曹

          Wish him good luck… “Don’t loose the penis!”.

          • Anonymous

            lmao. You guys think you’re so funny all the time. I still don’t get why you do the “[ ]” thing a lot. Most “Netizens” get pissed about stuff easily. But some stuff actually would get you mad. But please stop making a big Deal about small stuff. I won’t give you any examples of things, because I think you are capable of knowing if you over reacted to something. I started reading ChinaSmack a couple of days ago. I read an article where a Foreigner spat and slapped a local woman. Then I read the Comments. A Lot were about White People being all like that. That’s not true. Im not White myself, I’m an Asian American kid who is visiting China. When a Chinese man does something regretful, I dont think China is like that. You decide that. Just return the favor.

          • mr.wiener

            Sorry you don’t like some of the comments. Some people feel they can get away with anything only line. The reason most people on China smack hold the opinions they do is that as long time residents of China it makes very little sense having PC opinions in a country where everything where everyone anything but PC.
            Have fun in China.

          • Mighty曹

            LMAO! You’re the one who’s making a big deal out of nothing here. It’s obvious that we’re all just making light of what happened with humor. Do care.

      • Mighty曹

        Wishing him the best to not get tortured to death in jail.

    • asdf

      The guy is not that old (thus probably not much saving build up) and due to his paralysis disabling him from getting any work he is cornered as he can’t make it through with whatever little saving he have. He wanted attention for help on getting justice and detonate small bomb that only harm himself. I am sure he can easily get larger bomb like the one detonated in the bus if he want to harm others. Poor guy.

      • Mighty曹

        This isn’t a selfish act like those old men committing suicide but also taking scores of innocent bystanders with them. He really is a good man.

  • Firstly this is sad and another display of terrible policing actions. Good thing no one else was hurt as he had intended but he obivously didn’t think this through had he wanted real attention. Maybe journalists?? blogging? any other non mutilating forms? Now he’s done onto himself halving the half of his functional limb. poor bastard.
    Other thoughts are:
    1- Why was he being chase by the police to that extent where he got a beating instead of a ticket? Was he speeding like an idiot and then pissed the police off? why didn’t his passenger, possibly a witness divulge his long claims. I can fly off with ridiculous idea about him wrecklessly driving(stereotyping scooters and just drivers in general especially a motorbike) and messed up his spine crashing even at low speeds while the police added injuries once they caught him.

    2- How did he get through security at the airport.? I thought no liquids allow unless this was all dry stuff brought on board and then fabricated. Better educate the airport security for suspicious material lol.

    • mopedchi

      That looks like the exit area of T3 where people wait for arriving passengers. No security check.

    • james in china

      I see that maybeabanana has never been to china and has no idea what the police are like here lol

      • Hmm.. I see that james is a giant cxnt with no basis. if james is referring to number 2 which is defunct by mopedchi.. then he is even more of a major cxnt :).

    • Alphy

      It’s pretty easy to get into security check in China if you want to cause a scene. There’s no fool proof security, especially in China.

      • Yup, simple answer, it’s china duhhh. I think HK airport is a bit better.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Good guy, he went to an uncrowded corner to do this. But the sad fact is, him and his family will get raped by the commies.

    • If he has a family…this makes him more of a dumb bastard. now his family has to do more to service him. Being handicap like that must have instilled a lot of hate.

      +he didnt die…now its more of a joke than a proposition.

      • YourSupremeCommander

        It is my belief that if you are going to do some shit like this, you gotta do it B I G. Like 9/11, or Boston, or Newtown…oops, I hope the FBI is not gonna track me now.

        • mwanafa

          You did see that he warned others that he had a bomb, that explains that he juzz needed attention, of which he have earned.

          • biggj

            Bank robbers usually don’t want to hurt anyone either, they just want the money. This guys method was equally as fuck up as what a bank robber does.

        • Too late. they haz u.
          meh…your belief is not radical enough lol.

        • DavidisDawei

          “IF you are….”
          wouldn’t it make the most sense to blow the [email protected] up who put you in the chair (and not some innocent bastard flying some place)?

          • Aleister Crowley

            Unfortunately, the only way people feel they can draw attention to their “cause” is to maim and target innocents.The ALF have injured and killed people working at labs, who had nothing to do with animal research, much like the USA labels deaths of iraqi kids as “collateral damage”, activists/terrorists label the deaths of innocents as furthering their cause and highlighting injustice. One mans freedom fighter will always be another mans terrorist!!

          • DavidisDawei

            collateral damage?

            I suppose it is possible, If the people responsible for his injury were in the airport,

            Didn’t the writer state this man was injured in Guangdong?
            That is a long way from Bejing

          • Aleister Crowley

            Forgive me, I used to be a hunt saboteur, and still consider myself an aging hippie. Serious work environment? These canadians coming to china need a reality check, they are not in Canada at all. Who are they to be arrogant to someone from the UK? They have been snorting too much of themselves in Chengdu, and let me tell you, that is one city filled with the most grovelling foreign weasels in China, they are a motley crew there, only beijing or hong kong could rival it, and that is not a good thing body!! I think where people carry out their grievances is symbolic, if his anger is at the centre of power, like my anger was towards places that experiment on dogs, then yes, I’d target the home of the boss of such a place. mingbai ma?

          • Hunt saboteur…haha several years ago I was on a deer stand when someone drove their station wagon off the road, honking the horn, and got stuck in the mud. It was sweet justice being able to casually call the police, and watching while the police came over and arrested the guy.

          • Aleister Crowley

            Yes, amongst being done for B and E, shoplifting, drugs, I was a wild one in my youth, who isn’t? I mean poppers, marijuana, sniffing deodorant, these things are nothing new are they? But yes, sabotaging hunts is morally justifiable, as is blowing up meat delivery trucks.

          • Who isn’t a wild one? Well, I don’t think everyone here confused domestic terrorism and the use of extreme violence just because of our dietary preferences was a “morally justifiable” thing. So, to answer your question…probably just about all of us.

          • Aleister Crowley

            Fair enough. I still hold my views that people who work in the meat business, are involved in murder.

          • But blowing up a meat delivery truck isn’t?
            Do you fall on your knees and cry every time you accidentally crush a bug? Or, at what level does life stop being sacred to you? Nature is cruel, Aleister Crowley.

          • Aleister Crowley

            It is still justified body!!!!!! End of story as far as I am concerned.

          • You can put your hands over your ears and scream “it’s still justified” all you want, but in the end, you’re still using extremely violent measures because you do you not agree with someone else’s chosen diet. You may be against the omnivorous diet humans naturally have, but I’m a big fan of non-violence.

          • Aleister Crowley

            Good post, that is the spirit my dear boy, at least that meat and my posts are making you into a Grade A poster–guffaw guffaw. I am a big fan of violence, that is where we differ, I also despise hunters and feel it should be punishable by death.

          • I know you’re trying to illicit a response with that last line, but you’ll just have to keep on…fishing? I guess that’s the same as hunting. It’s close enough for a pun grenade.

          • Aleister Crowley

            Eliciting (?) a response is always good, if anything it will get your blood boiling and keep your mind sharp and young, becoming a wooly minded old ditherer is not good for man nor beast….now am I right or am I right? Consider me your virtual sparring partner, you can punch at me, and I can swing back, although at certain posters I swing harder, hahahah

          • Damnit…yes…eliciting
            I was a foil fencer for a few years in university, if you want to be gentlemanly about the sparring

          • A Crowley

            The irish in me would prefer to buy you a pint and chatter away, foighting is nay good, have a good craic in the boozer!

          • biggj

            That’s kind of an odd view of things. You have no problem with the poor guy who drives a meat truck being killed….What about fisherman? alright if they die too? Meats so good man. I need meat with every meal. If not it’s just not complete. If a cow has to die for me have a juicy steak….then so be it. lol You can’t tell me you don’t like the smell of bacon sizzling in morning. You’re a liar if you do.:)

          • Aleister Crowley

            An odd view is still a view though right? And let me tell you, those Canadians have even holier than thou views than me. Cheng du is filled with a motley crew, they can be seen at the bookworm unsmiling, snide and arrogant. A ghastly city filled with grovelling weasels from the west!

          • biggj

            haha, Where are you seeing all these Canadians? My time in china I met one. Most from the UK or US..and then Australia. I think something happened to you with a Canadian. How can you tell a Canadian from just looking at them anyway? Come on man. Tell ol J what happened. What did this one Canadian do to you?

          • A Crowley

            They are more overbearing than most, and mostly marry chinese girls. I base it on experience they grovel to the temple of groveldom of grovelling weasels. Also Brits in Chengdu are a motley crew of alkies and smokers with sichuan girls,,,,the worst of any and both are losers.

          • mr.wiener

            I’m screwed then, I’m a sausage maker.

          • Aleister Crowley

            no my lad, you are an oppo. I’ll forgive your past indiscretions. Jesus loves you!!!

          • mr.wiener

            Blessed are the sausage makers.

          • Aleister Crowley

            my dear boy, bless satan for the sausages! SATAN is WATCHING the canadians CLOSELY!

          • mr.wiener

            It does seem like a victim-less crime.
            And pissing off Sloan rangers is good sport.

          • Aleister Crowley

            Indeed, we agree my lad!

          • All those meat falling off the wagon…what a waste and you only mess up this trucker’s paycheck.

            A deer hit my car and rendered time and money loss, its justifiable that I go hunting deers. Do you realize they are destroying people’s backyards in rampant amounts? Oh venison sausage and steak has more iron and nutrition than our dumbly farmed animals. tastyyyyyy!

          • Aleister Crowley

            I never personally did that. Just saying much like a muslim who supported 9/11, I wouldn’t shed a tear for any of the loss or the people who drive the trucks. 1 mans freedom fighter!!!! body!~

          • DavidisDawei

            OK – Thanks – Understood.

            I have been to Chongqing, but not Chengdu.
            Can you expand on your comments; I’m not sure I understand what you mean about the foreigners in those places.

            Your comments dredged up a memory from 6-12 months ago…
            A video of a guy who was being interviewed because he renounced his (Canadian?) citizenship and became a Chinese citizen. He is a property developer and was discussing his plans to develop Chongqing (and then other cities) using the same format/model – like he he did in another major Chinese city(I think it might have been Shanghai). I wish I could remember this guy’s name; it was an interesting discussion – but the details escape me unfortunately….maybe someone out there will know who this guy is…

          • Aleister Crowley

            Not him,just the general motley crew who hang out in the wild, wild west. HK is also another grovelling weasel filled terrible concrete jungle!!!

  • mwanafa

    Firecrackers ain’t bombs, the guy just wanted to be heard.

  • donkeykong

    “40 percent of China’s disabled population is illiterate, says study”

    “A recent study by US-based Human Rights Watch claims that nearly 40 percent of China’s mentally or physically disabled population have not received an adequate education and are considered illiterate. The study places much of the blame on public schools that turn down disabled students, pressure them to leave, or fail to provide assistance to those in need.”

    “The odds are certainly stacked against the disabled in China. Setting aside extreme cases (like the disabled toddler found in an illegal black prison) there are stories like Chen Guangcheng’s; a blind man who wanted to be a lawyer, despite the fact that 90% of blind Chinese citizens are pigenholed into either massage or accupuncture jobs. “

    • He was riding a motorbike until he got beaten as he claimed.

      • donkeykong

        Just pointing out how the disabled are treated differently.

  • Ana Belen Ruiz

    The title reminded me of Breaking Bad. Poor guy

  • David M

    How did he get a bomb through security?

    • Cauffiel

      He didn’t go through security, he was just in the lobby area of arrivals outside of security.

  • videmus

    I admit I haven’t paid much attention to this since I thought it was some petty terrorist wannabe. This is the first time I’ve read that he told people to stay away, and that turned my view around 180 degrees. Hope people will keep him in the news and keep him from getting swallowed up by the system again.

  • This guy has a short fuse, doesn’t he?
    That security officer was just trying to do his job, shouldn’t have blown up on him like that.

    • linette lee

      The dude has short fuse and blown up literally.

    • Kai


    • Mighty曹

      Best sarcasm!

  • Uncle Tommy

    So did he survive?

    • Kai

      Yeah, he’s fine (relatively speaking). He basically blew up his left hand and that’s about it.

    • mwanafa

      Dude did you read the news or skipped to the comments?

      • biggj

        Reading articles are for fags. I only read the first 3 words of the head line and make the rest up in my head. Story always has a lot more action in it that way.I don’t know why robocop had to open fire in an airport and rape that poor woman, but he did in this article.

        • mwanafa

          I disagree with you on that, I mean, come on just two or three words of the Headline? Seriously?
          I agree that you can get most of the story from comments,without even bother readinga Headline.

          • biggj

            haha, Would be funny if someone did that though.

        • mr.wiener

          “Dead or alive, you are coming with me”.

          • A Crowley

            Robocop? great verhoevon not sure if spelt correct flick

  • the ace of books

    soup, /c/smack, I’m back from vactions! What haps in my absence? from a glance I see we’ve got a sausagey new mod, and that terrible things have been happening in the news, as usual …

    re: the story: ready, set, security hike! Time now for all good personell to show what they’re made of – China’s TSA’s going to be tight for weeks after this one. Might be a good idea, given humans’ tendency to copycat — remember the copycats for other news stories and apply it to this one. The good thing from said security standpoint: this guy is doing his protest in a fairly self-contained way (see also: self-immolation) rather than in a far-reaching manner. Still, though, anything in an airport is bad news, so let’s hope that we don’t have more of this.

    As to the individual: I can’t say it was a great plan, since he only furthered his own disability – his family, or whatever support network he relies on, will have more hospital payments, more debts, and more difficulties. Yes, he got heard, but for his own life, I don’t foresee things getting better. I’m of two minds about this: on the one: poor guy. On the other: no, bombs in an airport or public space are never the answer. To anything.

  • biggj

    I think his original plan to do an “‘ol cut and roll” in his wheelchair. But with the latest ban on knives in Beijing only thing he had were fireworks. lol

  • Washington Bullets


  • Karze

    !20 Tibetans have protested in similar fashion seeking justices but Chinese government and media have shown no interest. Even this kind of thing has been happening in Tibet since 2009 to this date Chinese media like Chinasmack never write about it.

    There is definitely ethnic bias when it come to justice in China.

  • persianOUTKAST

    update. people are sympathetic to him getting a jail sentence.
    Wall Street Journal:
    also, there’s originally video of the incident.

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