Family of 7-Month Forced Abortion Victim Called ‘Traitors’

Banners accusing the Deng family for being traitors to the country in Zhenping county of Shaanxi province.

Banners accusing the Deng family for being traitors to the country in Zhenping county of Shaanxi province.

From NetEase:

Shaanxi family of woman who suffered forced abortion accused of being “national traitors” on banners

@假装在纽约: Shaanxi province Zhenping county. What makes people even more upset than the forced abortion was that the family of the woman who suffered that forced abortion [Feng Jianmei] had repeatedly openly put their trust in the Party and the government, even refusing foreign media interviews as a result. But when they finally had no choice but to accept an interview from a German journalist, the villagers raised banners cursing them as traitors to the country and the father of the woman who suffered the forced abortion was forced to flee. The wolf wants to eat the sheep, and yet the sheep does everything it can to protect the wolf, while the other sheep accuse this sheep of damaging this wolf’s reputation. Just when will the absurdity of this sheep end?

On June 24th, microblog user @假装在纽 posted a microblog message about Shaanxi province Zhenping county putting up a banner insulting the pregnant woman who was forced into labor and her family accompanied with a photograph. This microblog post attracted many netizen’s attention, being forwarded 10,633 times by netizens, with over 2000 comments.

On the 24th, @假装在纽约 once again posted a microblog message: Looked at the Zhenping discussion forum on Baidu, the local government has already organized a large amount of “water army” [individuals or companies that can be paid to post comments on the internet to help shape public opinion], its filled with abuse and rumors against the Deng family——that doctors exposed documents showing it was the Deng family who agreed to abort the baby; that Sister Jicai [a family member of Feng Jianmei] who is depending on selling out her country will soon enter the Japanese AV [adult video] industry as a “dark horse“; that the Deng family agreed to Japanese media interviews, going over to the Japanese, enemies of the country, no different from Chinese traitors; that no one in Zhenping county’s history has ever enjoyed better post-birth care than Feng Jianmei… The Shaanxi Forced Abortion case that has caused a sensation is once again creating waves on microblogs.

Banners accusing the Deng family for being traitors to the country in Zhenping county of Shaanxi province.

At the beginning of June, the Shaanxi province Ankang city Zhenping county Zengjia town government illegally detained a 7-month pregnant woman and forced her to have an abortion. Because the victim’s family doesn’t want compensation and resolutely demand that the people responsible be brought to justice, this incident of forced abortion reached an impasse. After the father of the forcibly aborted 7 and a half month old fetus, Deng Jiyuan, accepted an interview from a German journalist, he was cursed as a "national traitor" by locals, who also raised banners in front of the Deng family's home saying "Punish national traitors, drive them out of Zhenjia Town". They even threatened to banish them from the town.

Banners accusing the Deng family for being traitors to the country in Zhenping county of Shaanxi province.

Feng Jianmei, A Chinese mother lying on a hospital bed with her aborted 7-month-old fetus delivered through induced labor beside her.

Photo of the infant after being delivered through induced labor. (File photo)

Comments on NetEase:

我朝v5 [网易上海市网友]:

Talk about a society that has reversed black and white and is overflowing with sewage! How do we put up with this kind of absurdity?

思想一直被强奸 [网易四川省成都市网友]:

What the fuck. What does this second pregnancy, being unable to pay the fine, and being forced to abort have anything to do with treason? Are they brain dead?????

xysdhr1987 [网易北京市网友]:

According to them, the people who induced labor and committed murder would be patriots then, right? I really don’t want to hurl abuse… [but] fuck you, you motherfucking “patriots”.

方轱辘自行车 [网易山西省太原市网友]:

The sky has gone dark, there is thunder and lightning.

望风捕影 [网易广东省汕头市网友]:

Whose hands is this country in?

做点对的起良心的事 [网易江西省宜春市网友]:

People become invincible when they’re completely shameless.

拿钱发帖者死全家 [网易广东省东莞市网友]:

A bunch of dogs.

lbg224522 [网易广西南宁市网友]:

“Those who retreated 50 steps laughing at those who retreated 100 steps” [a saying from Mengzi about people ridiculing others for faults or shortcoming they themselves have but only slightly less so], all of this was caused by people eying money.

大象她爸 [网易辽宁省沈阳市网友]:

I don’t even know what to say anymore!

peagrass [网易浙江省温州市网友]:

Looking on, looking on, being looked on.


Selling out our country my ass! The country isn’t even ours, so how can we sell it?

zjlxjdy [网易浙江省金华市网友]:

Who are the [real] traitors of the country, the ordinary common people all know…

逆風急流 [网易上海市网友]:

Have we returned to the Cultural Revolution again? With their money-making scheme ruined, we can imagine just what group of people are angry now~


To use something netizens say online: “Our countrymen have the same nature as pigs, and the same fate. Only when we’re about to be slaughtered do we tragically squeal and snort, but it changes nothing.”


Must’ve been something the villagers did on their own, it couldn’t possibly be the idea of our great leaders.

林加林 [网易广东省汕头市网友]:

Motherfucking, motherland. The child was forcibly aborted, is dead now, you guys should be compensating for the loss, but instead you’re using force to restrict other people’s freedom. It was just a foreign media interview and you fucking label them as traitors. Traitors, your sister! If the rabble had the power or ability to sell out the country, this country would’ve been screwed a hundred million times over long ago. Who are the real traitors to the country is something actually everyone already knows in their hearts. Those who raised the banners, you bunch of SBs, for a bit of money, you’ve completely sold out the most basic morality and self-respect people should have. Do your families actually agree with you SBs doing this kind of filthy disgusting thing?

yunj2012 [网易湖南省网友]:

Who can prove that this was done by the local government? Who can prove that it wasn’t done by the local people on their own?

网易广西南宁市网友: (responding to above)

Fuck, what people would have nothing better to do than to go do this? So your village has someone who was raped, do the people spontaneously go humiliate the raped woman as a prostitute?

mzdd520 [网易印度尼西亚网友]: (responding to above)

The first guy [yunj2012] is a fucking wumao.

yunj2012 [网易湖南省网友]: (responding to above)

Please be respectful of others. You have the right to express your views, and likewise I too have this most basic right. The local government is already in bad shape because of this incident, three people were suspended/relieved of their positions, which shows that they too want to resolve this as soon as possible. If “water hasn’t entered their brains” [aren’t complete idiots], they wouldn’t jump into the hole of shit after just jumping out of the pool [similar to “out of the frying pan and into the fire”]. What instigated this incident is because they accepted an interview from the Japanese, it can’t be ruled out that some elderly people reacted extremely, because you can’t understand how much hate they have for the Japanese in their hearts, which may not be less than the pain in the heart of the mother who suffered the forced abortion. I am just expounding my point of view, because this is my freedom, what is also what you year for…

网易北京市手机网友: (responding to above)

Suspended/relieved from office? Even executing them wouldn’t be going too far.

双目清泠 [网易山东省聊城市网友]:

This woman is being influenced/directed by certain powers, this is for sure.

中华一统天下 [网易陕西省西安市网友]: (responding to above)

Correct. Originally it was a small matter, but now it has been intentionally made into a big fuss. The Family Planning Bureau has already admitted to their error, and you still go find foreign journalists? You must know, what foreign journalists are the best at is deceiving the masses who can’t figure out the truth, starting fires and fanning the flames, wantonly exaggerating our faults, to achieve their despicable goals. So from this, going to a Japanese reporter is equivalent to being a Chinese traitor. If you have a problem, you can go to the relevant government departments. You shouldn’t accept interviews from the Japanese on your own.

yuenlong2004 [网易广东省网友]: (responding to above)

How about I kill your child then admit fault? How’s that?

网易福建省福州市网友: (also responding to 中华一统天下)

Hi, this happened this afternoon, I went to your home to fuck your wife and your son saw this. In a moment of anger, I killed your son, then fucked your wife to death. Now I express my apologies to you, please forgive me.

jmdwtr888 [网易山东省烟台市网友]: (also responding to 中华一统天下)

Go to hell.

一个昵称都跟我抢 [网易福建省泉州市网友]: (also responding to 中华一统天下)

You’re such garbage, saying bullshit like going to find foreign reports, do you think you can go find foreign reporters whenever you want? It was the foreign reporter who came to interview her and she accepted to be interviewed, what’s wrong with that?! Is there a national law against accepting foreign interviews?!

五大湿 [网易四川省成都市网友]: (responding to 双目清泠 & 中华一统天下)

Fucking you guys must’ve read too many conspiracy theories.

lhnxml [网易山东省潍坊市网友]: (responding to 双目清泠 & 中华一统天下)

In their eyes, the ordinary common people are just nobodies, so being killed is naturally just a small matter, no big deal. This is a common phenomenon of today’s government officials who do not see the ordinary common people as people. That’s why they will forcibly demolish your homes and watch you self-immolate, make you play hide and seek [refers to police in 2009 explaining a prisoner’s death as having ran head first into a wall while playing hide and seek]…


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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