Chengguan Bludgeoned to Death with Hoe by Villager in Hubei

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

From NetEase:

City Management Official Struck in the Back of the Head with a Hoe During Enforcement Rendered Brain Dead

March 16th, Hubei province, Yingshan county, while stopping illegal construction during a patrol of his jurisdiction, chengguan squad leader Duan Jinyin had the back of his head bludgeoned by a hoe wielded by the illegal builder. At present, Duan Jinyin has already been declared brain dead.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

March 16th 9am, Hubei Yingshan, Duan Jinyin led a team to patrol their jurisdiction. While passing through the low-cost housing neighborhood on Xuefu Road of Wenquan town, they discovered Xiaomifan villager Xiong X in the process of constructing a building at the entrance of the neighborhood. Upon learning that Xiong X had not applied for approval of the construction, law enforcement officers immediately went forward to issue a notice to cease construction. Xiong X’s son signed the notice, promising to immediately stop construction.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

March 16th 10:30am, Hubei Yingshan, just as law enforcement personnel were preparing to tear down the illegally constructed building, Xiong X’s son suddenly picked up a brick to attack the law enforcement personnel, but was quickly stopped by surrounding personnel.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

March 16th, Hubei Yingshan, Xiong X suddenly raised his hoe and struck Duan Jinyin’s head. Duan Jinyin immediately collapsed to the ground, unconscious, and was immediately taken to the hospital by squad mates while Xiong X was detained by police.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

Despite the emergency efforts of Yingshan Wuhan hospitals, victim Duan Jinyin remains unconscious, his life hanging in the balance.

A villager bludgeons a city management official ("chengguan") in Hubei.

Xiong X has already been arrested.

Comments on NetEase:

bfett16 [网易浙江省温州市网友]:

Honey, prepare a few extra dishes, tonight we’re drinking [celebrating]!

花开o [网易四川省乐山市网友]:

Excessive taxation, corrupt government officials, untrustworthy charities, ruthless chengguan, police without conscience, distorted education, medical treatment lacking morals, bloody demolitions, retarded experts, lying media, ignorant land developers, fraudulent financial industry, etc. These are all culprits destroying harmony [in Chinese society], it is these who are the true anti-China forces!

流氓小亨 [网易江西省九江市网友]:

The normally high and mighty chengguan are suddenly in a panic. Just look at how at ease and self-content that old man is and you know.

冰源上的浪子 [网易广东省佛山市顺德区网友]:

To kill one is to rid the people of one scourge.

花开o [网易四川省乐山市网友]:

In government halls are a large gang of multimillionaires, calling themselves the vanguard of the proletariat, beating their chests and stamping their feet swearing not to walk the evil path of capitalism. Towards you and I, those who cannot afford homes, schooling, and medical care, they implement a “proletariat dictatorship”?!

Comments on NetEase:

adsf5w [网易广西柳州市网友]:

When a hoe is wielded well, chengguan will certainly be felled.

楼下没JJ [网易山东省青岛市网友]:

Only with more people like this will China have hope!

jerry615107 [网易江苏省徐州市网友]:

It’s because the chengguan stepped on things with their feet and wouldn’t let them pick it up with their hands that made the people angry. Carefully watch what starts the conflict.


This hoe sure came down fiercely!

网易山东省临沂市网友 [过客丶]:

This one swing of the hoe has destroyed two families! Already so old, how could he not consider the consequences!

网易浙江省宁波市网友 [cywdj]: (responding to above)

Seeing his son about to be beaten up by the chengguan, the father reacted on impulse. Those who are parents all know that when one’s child is attacked by others, parents will do anything. The old man was too impulsive, class struggle has become a social problem. When those above continue to tyrannize the people, those below will continue in an abyss of suffering.

网易浙江省金华市网友 [恶心的二人转]: (responding to above)

When one person steps out, they will be screwed, but a thousand or ten thousand? Then they would be heroes, marshals of a new country. Only when everyone protects themselves from being bullied and makes others fear them can they be considered to have stood up.

网易山东省济南市网友 [hanswang]: (responding to above)

Not young, clearly knew the consequences of bashing someone with a hoe, yet still did so with all his might, so frightening.

网易浙江省金华市网友 [恶心的二人转]: (responding to above)

The problem is that they’ve already left you with no choice, and since you’re screwed either way, if it were me, I’d try to bring all of them down with me. [Taking down] just one extra person would be a win.

lidikai99 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]: (responding to above)

Where do you see [the old man] being left without a choice? Striking a person in the back of the head is clearly to take a person’s life. That chengguan also has a wife and kids… Under this kind of system, tragedies will continue to happen.

From NetEase:

Hubei City Management Official Bludgeoned to Death By Villager with Hoe

[…] Around 11am on the 20th, as a result of his injuries being too serious and resuscitation efforts failing, Duan Jinyin died in the lie of duty. […]

Comments on NetEase:


Brother’s [referring to self] heart is dark, how come this news makes me happy?


The consequences of being a dog. Going to celebrate tonight.

songxinke1 [网易上海市网友]:

Emergency notice, drinking alcohol and ordering more dishes [celebrating] is not allowed tonight.

空亦空 [网易广西桂林市网友]:

Old man, may I borrow that hoe?

网易广东省深圳市网友 [ycysr]:

Although some chengguan are rough and cruel in their law enforcement, it cities didn’t have them, China would just be one large garbage dump!

网易山东省东营市网友: (responding to above)

If I may ask: The chengguan have been established how many years now? Before they were established, was China a garbage dump? If it was, then you and I are both garbage inside the garbage dump, right? Also, is the current China very clean? Is the air you breathe very clean and pure? The water you drink unpolluted? The oil you eat guaranteed to not be drainage oil?

一叶朱 [网易广东省广州市网友]: (responding to above)

Speaking human language to a dog is pointless. The best thing to do: see one, hoe one.


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