Cop Killer Yang Jia Lives On In Beijing Graffiti

Beijing graffiti of cop killer Yang Jia.

Yang Jia was from Beijing. He became famous after he attacked a Shanghai police station and killed many police officers. There were many rumors why he did this and many Chinese people felt sympathetic to his crime. His trial was very controversial and many people think it was unfair.

He was executed on 2008 November 26.

From KDS:

Under a certain bridge in Beijing, a graffiti portrait suddenly appears that looks a little familiar…it looks like the the recent “Big Knight Yang”…
Yes, it is the “Big Knight.”

Another picture of Yang Jia's face found as graffiti on Beijing's streets.

A third example of Yang Jia's face being as graffiti in Beijing. Yang Jia murdered several Shanghai police officers in 2008.

Comments from KDS:

It appears to be everywhere in Beijing.

What is that on the wall in the back?

The thing on that wall in the back looks like “UU” [condom]…


I am reminded of Che Guevara. Is this going to be printed on t-shirts in the future and sold around the world?

Already a part of history….

Yet another business opportunity. Once the weather gets hot, it can be made into a t-shirt…

Beijingers are really bored.

I think the original NetEase topic was deleted/censored or “harmonized.” Most people who know about the Yang Jia incident probably can guess why graffiti and comments about Yang Jia throughout Beijing, China’s capital, may not be good for the government or police.

I think maybe the KDS topic is still available only because there were not many comments so maybe the moderators did not do anything because it was buried by new post topics quickly. Websites will usually only worry if a lot of people pay attention to something.


Let all Chinese who have suffered unjust treatment put on clothing printed with Yang Jia’s portrait and the words: “If you do not give me a statement, then I will give you a statement.”

Chinese citizens wearing Yang Jia t-shirts to protest unjust treatment by police and government authorities.

Yang Jia t-shirts worn by Chinese people protesting unjust police and government behavior.

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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