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Ningbo Media Accused of Glossing Over Yuyao Disaster, Mobbed

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

From NetEase:

Ningbo TV Reporters Mobbed by Yuyao Populace on Suspicion of Glossing Over Disaster Situation

On the evening of October 11th, in Zhejiang Yuyao, Ningbo television reporters reported at the city centre that the Yuyao flood waters have already receded, and that life in Yuyao has already returned to normal. Residents claimed they were glossing over/covering up the disaster situation and strongly demanded they go report at the severely disaster-stricken areas like New Garden Village. Soon afterwards, citizens surrounded the satellite broadcast van and smashed the Ningbo special police car that escorted the TV reporters.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizensReporters mobbed by citizens

The news van

The news van

Photos of the news van.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Photos of the citizens mobbing the news van.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens
“Dear citizens, Yuyao has already a suffered natural disaster, we must keep calm and avoid acting on impulse at all cost, calm down, calm down, calm down…”

Image of the weibo posted by Yuyao Public Security on the night of the incident.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Photos of citizens besieging the special police car.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Photos of the smashed police car.

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Reporters mobbed by citizens

Vans are smashed by citizens

Vans are smashed by citizens

Vans are smashed by citizens

Comments from NetEase:

冬日吉祥 [网易北京市网友]:

Irresponsible news reporters?

燕云镇游击队长 [网易江西省九江市网友]:

Our town pig farm announced: “Let’s strengthen our conviction and forge ahead, build our pig farm into the world’s largest pig farm.” All the pigs were stirred up, ardently oinking, but one little pig was confused, and asked in a low voice: “The pig farm flourishes but isn’t it by slaughtering us and selling our meat for money?” Suddenly, a group of pigs encircled it and shouted, “The pig farm gave us our lives and raised us, so it is our home. When the pig farm flourishes, we all have face [share in its glory]. You traitor of our pig farm, have you taken bad people’s money from outside the town?

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:113.90.*.*: (responding to above)

This must be bookmarked/saved!

网易北京市宣武区手机网友(61.149.*.*):

Nowadays, the news is all about mass incidents. What does this show?

网易上海市手机网友 ip:180.154.*.*: (responding to above)

Shows the weather is getting better.

网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市网友 ip:123.165.*.*: (responding to 燕云镇游击队长)

Bookmarked/saved.

网易浙江省宁波市网友(115.220.*.*):

I’m from Yuyao now living in Hangzhou, and my parents are also trapped in Yuyao Fugang new village. They have trouble walking and aren’t in good health. After the house was flooded, water, electricity and even communications were all out. In the first 2 days, my father could still call me to tell me they were safe. From the 3rd day on, they lost contact with me and local relatives because they couldn’t charge their mobile phone. The 4th day, namely the 11th, I had no choice and rode to Yuyao to get my parents out with a kayak I brought with my friends. My father narrated the real local situation to me, which are as follows:

Water and electricity as well as communications were cut without any warning. No government official or subdistrict community worker came to inform or get to know the situation in those 4 days, let alone send supplies. During the time, a policeman on an empty kayak happened to pass by, so our elderly neighbour asked him to take her out to buy something, but she was refused and the policeman turned and left. My house, however, is only 2-3 bus stations from the government’s supply storage site, which is known as the No.3 Vocational School. The location of my house can still be counted as part of the urban area, and places like this were secluded from the outside world for 4 days, while the government turned a blind eye to it, let alone the surrounding villages. Today, I even learned a shocking bit of insider news from local residents. During the typhoon, the water level of the Lianghui Reservoir surpassed the warming mark because nobody was on duty there. And when it was discovered, the levees were already breached and Yuyao was submerged by the flood.

The outrage this time is precisely caused by government leaders’ fear of being held responsible/accountable and related to working with the media to make fake news. From local friends, I learned of all kinds of shows leaders, media and rescue workers have put on during the flood, like leaders carrying supplies and wading into the waters to visit on people, distributing relief supplies, etc. when what actually happened was the leader wading back and forth a couple of times for the reporters to film before immediately leaving. Canoes and other relief supplies pile up at No. 3 Vocational School and other sites with no one to distribute them, and when some local volunteers volunteered to distribute them, they were refused. Up to today and this very moment, when there are still some local people on Weibo spontaneously organizing themselves to help nearby villages, we still don’t see aid from government personnel. The worst hit villages haven’t received help for 6 days and 6 nights already and yet not only are there extremely few reports on the TV here, the reports we see are all things like the flood has receded and water and electricity have come back, blah blah, so can people not be angry? It is precisely because such hiding and deceptive news reporting that the disaster hasn’t gotten enough attention and those who need help the most can’t get help. Allow me to ask, what disaster in China has happened where the people are still alive but are not rescued even after 6 days and 6 nights? There aren’t even any people bringing some food to them. Yuyao is the first!

网易河北省廊坊市手机网友 ip:121.23.*.*: (responding to above)

Socialism is great! Formalism/ritualism is wonderful!

网易山东省潍坊市诸城市网友 [zchycsd]:

I hereby declare that I’m not a Party member, not a government official, not a water army, not a gunman [someone paid to post/write for others]. If the above statement is not true, send my whole family to the crematorium! Since the founding of the New China till now, I give a 70 (out of 100) for the Communist Party’s work. From a global perspective, only China can build a country with nothing at all to a preliminarily modernized nation in 60 years. Most people have adequate food and clothing and can receive education. This is an achievement! If it were anyone or any other organization, it wouldn’t have been possible!
Those who are always saying sunny day everywhere, you or the group you represent or the groups you long for, can you upon coming to power guarantee that China, a nation with 9,600,000 square meters of territory, collectively and steadily develop [without problems or rough patches]? Let me present you with a saying: Bullshit, motherfucker!

网易江苏省南京市玄武区网友 ip:221.226.*.*: (responding to above)

That’s about right. A score of 70 should be about right… Reasonable persons would more or less agree with your evaluation.

It’s just that the difference between the wu mao and most ordinary common people (aka the “American running dogs and Japanese bastards” the wu mao talk about) lies in: The ordinary common people see governments in other nations being able to get 80 or 90, so they urge China [the Chinese government] to be better and work harder, to try to turn 70 into 80, and then strive for 85 and 90.

In the eyes of the wu mao‘, there is only past failures, only the other few failed countries, so with great self-satisfaction they think 70 is very very good already, and people should be kneel down and feel deeply grateful.

网易甘肃省手机网友(117.136.*.*):

On word: Deserved!

网易江苏省南京市手机网友(122.194.*.*): (responding to above)

Two words: Deserved it!

网易江西省赣州市网友 [晓风晨霜]: (responding to above)

Three words: Truly deserved it!

网易北京市网友 [wangrui0916]: (responding to above)

Four words: So truly deserved it!

网易广西钦州市手机网友(171.38.*.*): (responding to above)

Five words: Truly TM< deserved it!

网易甘肃省手机网友 ip:117.136.*.*: (responding to above)

Six words: Truly TMD deserved it!

192168024 [网易湖南省岳阳市手机网友]:

Niu!

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