Shanxi Chinese Police Beat Woman to Death, Stand on Her Hair

A Chinese police officer captured stepping on a female migrant workers' hair, holding her to the ground.


From NetEase:

Investigation of Shanxi Police “Standing On Hair” Incident of Police Brutality

Xinhuanet Taiyuan December 28 report — With the end of the year arriving, a “police beat to death a female migrant worker who was seeking to be paid her wages and then even stands on her hair” story began spreading widely on the internet on the 26th. The story claims the migrant workers involved had an argument with the construction site’s security guards over unpaid wages and were beaten after they were taken to the local police station, with one among them dying and one suffering four broken ribs. This China Online News reporter conducted an investigation into this matter.

Not only failed to get unpaid wages but suffered beating

One of the photos posted on the internet was disturbingly described as: “Facing a female migrant worker who had collapsed unconscious on the ground, police not only didn’t provide emergency assistance, a fat police officer firmly planted his foot on her hair, for as long as an hour”. Family for the deceased accused police of police brutality and called on the relevant [government] departments to “not shield or protect”, to lawfully investigate and handle the matter, and to return justice to the deceased.

The female migrant worker whose hair was stood on in the photo is named Zhou Xiuyun, from Henan province Zhoukou city Dancheng county, and 47 years old this year. Her 21-year-old son Wang Kuilin told this reporter that starting from mid-October this year, a total of 13 people from their hometown have been working at the “Shanxi Four Construction Group Jinmao Longruiyuan Project” located on Longcheng Street of Taiyuan, primarily engaged in carpentry. Carpentry work had already ended on December 5th, but the chief labor contractor and Sichuanese Zhou Lipin still owd them 29,000 yuan in pay, which they had demanded multiple times without success.

Seeing Spring Festival [Chinese New Year] approaching, these migrant workers decided to demand their wages directly from the project’s management. At around 4pm on December 13th, Wang Kuilin and three coworkers arrived at the construction site’s north entrance hoping to find the person in charge of project management to demand their pay. However, they were stopped at the gate by security whereupon they had a verbal argument involving pushing. During the altercation, the security guards called the police.

Wang Kuilin recalls the local police were foul-mouthed from the moment they arrived and all throughout. When his father Wang Youzhi rushed over after hearing what happened, he was pressed to the ground by the police and forcibly handcuffed. It was when his mother Zhou Xiuyun grabbed the police officer’s leg beseeching them to release her husband that she suffered her hair being pulled, her neck choked, and other violations. “That police officer viciously pulled my mother’s hair downward, so that her face was practically on his belly,” with his mother then lying face-up on the ground for as long as an hour. A police officer with a relatively portly body used his foot to stand on his mother’s hair, and accused her of “playing dead”.

“No more than just a few meters away, I didn’t know if my wife was dead or alive, much less go forward to help her,” Wang Youzhi said, with police guarding the scene, and his wife’s hair firmly stepped on by a police officer. Later, police squeezed both of them husband and wife into the same police vehicle but because he was handcuffed behind his back, he could only use his legs to support her head and shout her name. However, by then, her wife was no longer response. Whether she was unconscious or already dead at the time, Wang Zhiyou could not say.

Wang Kuilin confirms that his mother’s health has always been good and did not have any life-threatening diseases. He says the lowest temperature of the day on the 13th was -13 degrees Celsius, and his mother had lied on the ground for an hour. “Was my mother was beaten to death at the scene, or did she die from further beatings after being taken to the police station?” Wang Kuilin angrily questioned. He believes there is dubious circumstances surrounding his mother’s death.

Police brutality leads to tragedy

Wang Youzhi’s family of three along with two others from their hometown were brought into Taiyuan’s Longcheng police station around 5pm that day. Wang Youzhi says was beaten in the police station’s restroom. “They grabbed my hair and viciously kicked me”. Afterward, police again smacked him around the head with a shoe while in the office, beating him until he was dazed and dizzy, his face covered with blood. Every time this is brought up, he loses his voice and cries bitterly.

According to Wang Kuilin, he and the other two people from his hometown were also taught a lesson by the police station’s officers, with the bruises on his waist and back only fading away six to seven days later.

Wang Youzhi is currently in the General Surgery department at the Armed Police Shanxi Provincial Hospital. The examination results issued by the hospital on the 22nd show “fractures from ribs 6 to 9 on the left side”.

Most shocking to the public is that 47-year-old Zhou Xiuyun died in this incident. “My wife was slumped motionless against the wall with he head hanging. I asked the police to take care of her, but no one paid me any attention.” Wang Youzhi was locked in the police station’s detention room, while his wife sat no more than two meters away outside the door. He could only helplessly look upon his unconscious wife, powerless to do anything. Around 3am in the early morning, in the police station, he received the notice that his wife had died and her body had already been sent to the morgue.

A photo allegedly of “police standing on female migrant worker’s hair” incited extreme anger among netizens, but because the clarity from the photo taken by a mobile phone is not high, whether or not the hair is being stepped on is unable to be discerned.

“Police absolutely could not engage in the aforementioned behavior,” said Liu Jinrun, the officer on duty at the Taiyuan city Public Security Bureau Xiaodian Sub-Bureau Longcheng Police Station, with certainty. He says the angle of the photo on the internet was taken from the police officer’s side and back, and thus creates the false impression that his foot is on the woman’s hair, and what more, the uploaded presents it out of context intentionally misleading the netizen masses.

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Deputy Chief Xu Longze acknowledged that the incident occurred in their jurisdiction, and that the police officer involved Wang Wenjun also belongs to their police station. However, because disciplinary inspection organs have already gotten involved in the case, he cannot provide any specific details about the situation at the moment.

Wang Xingxing, the wife of the deceased’s sister’s son, provided China Online News a video lasting 3 minutes and 44 seconds. In the video, a police officer stands close to Zhou Xiuyun’s head, and it can be clearly seen that her hair is being stood upon. What more, also recorded is the police officer first using his left foot and then changing to his right foot to stand on her [hair].

The Taiyuan Municipal People’s Prosecutor’s Office released information on the 26th stating that the city’s Xiaodian district People’s Prosecutor’s Office had received a report around 7pm on the day of the incident that “an abnormal death” occurred during the Longcheng police station’s police officers’ handling of a police matter. Just three hours passed between the state of the incident until confirmation of death.


Police officer involved already suspended, disciplinary inspection organ [department] has already opened an investigation

“The relevant department wouldn’t open an investigation for over a dozen days, yet kept requesting an autopsy. This kind of handling we cannot accept,” the deceased Zhou Xiuyun’s sister’s son’s wife Wang Xingxing told this reporter. Family members are having a hard time accepting the fact that Zhou Xiuyun died after being beaten by the police, and if there is to be an autopsy, they want a third-party to carry it out. That photo of of her hair being stood on by a police officer is the last image left by Zhou Xiuyun, her passing leaving behind boundless grief for her family.

On the night of the 26th, the Taiyuan Municipal Public Security Bureau issued a bulletin that the public security organs will fully cooperate with the disciplinary inspection organ’s work and will earnestly deal with any issue of police misconduct in accordance with the law and regulations and without tolerance. The entire city’s public security organs shall take this as a lesson, solemnly clean its ranks, strengthen its consciousness of the rule of law, comprehensively rectify and standardize its law enforcement conduct, be strict and impartial in work discipline, and firmly put an end to such problems occurring again.

The bulletin by the police on the night of the 26th says that on December 13th, when Taiyuan Municipal Public Security Bureau Xiaodian Sub-Bureau Longcheng Police Station officers were handling the “Longruiyuan” construction site dispute, an abnormal death occurred (the “12.13” incident). Afterward, the Taiyuan Public Security Bureau immediately proposed in accordance with the law that the disciplinary inspection organ enter the investigation; at the same time, it immediately had the bureau’s leadership lead the supervisory department in launching an investigation, and make the decision to suspend the police officer involved from his duties in accordance with regulations.

With regards to what had happened, the bulletin had the following explanation: That day, Zhou X and approximately 10 migrant workers from Henan were planning on returning to their hometown the next day, and needed to return to their residences to pack their luggage. Because they had entered the construction site without wearing safety helmets, they had a dispute with the security guards. During the police’s handling of the matter, they had a physical altercation with an obstructing Zhou X (namely Zhou Xiuyun). It is suspected that they violated regulations, had handled the situation inappropriate, and Zhou X’s abnormal death occurred.

It is reported that the Taiyuan city Xiaodian district People’s Prosecutor’s Office has already filed criminal charges on the 26th against the police officer involved, Wang Wenjun, for abuse of power, and has taken compulsory measures.

Netizen “思诚小情绪” says lawful law enforcement is the minimum requirement, and treating disadvantaged members of society with some more respect, tolerance, protection, and consideration is the meaning of today’s rule of law. Netizen “dlw123love” from a certain discussion forum says sadly the price for demanding your own blood and sweat money is your own life, but fortunately the country’s larger environment of rule of law does not tolerate bad cops misbehaving. Netizen “李海峰” questioned the police brutality, that in the face of migrant workers seeking their pay, the police not only did not solve the problem but instead were so violent really hurts the people’s feelings [is really disappointing/damaging of their relationship with the public].

(Original title: Migrant Worker Loses Life in Pursuit of of Unpaid Wages, Investigation of the Shanxi Police “Stand on Hair” Incident of Police Brutality)

Comments from NetEase:

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This bastard cop should be executed by firing squad, to be carried out immediately.

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Police… is it still a synonym for justice! Sigh, those who support severely punishing the people involved please conscientiously [upvote].

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Are police this niubi these days?

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Why does a person have to die before someone will do something about it?

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网易山西省太原市手机网友 ip:171.116.*.*

Fuck, a life for a life, [that officer] must be killed.

网易四川省德阳市手机网友 ip:175.155.*.*

Beating someone is called a physical altercation, beating someone to death is called an abnormal death, gang rape is called having sexual relations in turns… The Chinese characters/words our ancestors invented sure is broad and flexible!

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Truly fucking disappointing for Shanxi people. I don’t know whether or not that pig-headed cop is a Shanxi person but I hope not.

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When the video so clearly shows him standing on her hair, for his work unit to distort the truth is a crime that cannot be pardoned.

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Execute them all!

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  • FYIADragoon

    Chinese police are a complete joke. Surprised they didn’t deploy the temp worker defense.

  • mr.wiener

    Makes the whole chokehold thing seem like small beer by comparison, don’t it?

    • Luke the Duke

      Maybe there weren’t any prolonged beatings involved but that still involved a man being killed by the police who were then subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing whatsoever. Probably not the best example you could have used…

    • FYIADragoon

      The Garner case is pretty clearly a case of improper police training. He had a prior arrest record, and a lot of size to throw around, so its possible for the officer to have overestimated the amount of force necessary to subdue him. Somewhat punishing the officer with retraining and a little time off would have been the logical thing to do. The officer was somewhat at fault. The Brown case is a different story.

      • Alex Dương

        In the Garner case, I don’t think the officer committed murder, but I think a trial for manslaughter should’ve been held. IMO the forensic evidence in the Brown case – shots fired in the car, no front entry wounds – didn’t bode well for charges of murder or even manslaughter, and the “gentle giant” narrative was a complete lie.

        • mistertibbs4u

          The funny part about that, is if there wasn’t a Garner case, half of the people who are talking trash about Michael Brown now, wouldn’t have said anything otherwise.

          Perception is interesting, isn’t it?

          • Alex Dương

            I’m not sure that would have been the case. For example, that convenience store robbery tape was going to be released regardless.

          • mistertibbs4u

            No, that wasn’t my point. My point is that the Michael Brown case was such a racial powder keg, that way before the Eric Garner case… no one outside of strongly-opinionated whites and blacks were really discussing the case the way you just did… because without a buffer (another case), it sounds like you’re taking sides and therefore open to a public backlash…

            However, when a more incriminating case came around, the Eric Garner case, the “moderates” on the matter had more of a backbone to clearly state their opinion because there was a clearer case to discuss, thereby making it “safe” to publicly criticize the Michael Brown case.

            Get it?

            But that’s typical…

          • Alex Dương

            I think I see your point that one case “allowed” for another to have more open and honest discussion. And I agree that “moderates” sometimes are afraid to voice their opinions amidst two “extremes.” We saw that happen in the UVA rape story too.

          • mistertibbs4u


      • JankyFosci

        The officer was fully at fault in the Garner case. He was accused of selling loose cigarettes and showed no violent resistance. Yet the officer did a banned chokehold that resulted in his death as he told the officers he couldn’t breath. Then no one did CPR on him for 7 minutes as he lay dying.

        • icup ✔️

          resistance is still resisting arrest regardless if it’s violent or passive.

          • JankyFosci

            But standing stiffly surely should result in a completely different tactic compared to taking a swing at an officer and bolting.

          • SigridEkman

            and violent resistant or not, that chokehold was still illegal and the wrong tactic regardless.

          • SuperHappyCow

            You can’t get arrested for resisting arrest unless you live within the confines of a fascist police state.

        • Brian_Dell

          There wasn’t the malice involved in the Garner case that there was in the Brown case. In the Brown case, though, there was malice on both sides.

          The only time I’ve had a ride in the back of a cop car was in China, but that was because of Party regulations about not allowing private stays without registration, not because the cops were over-zealous. They were checking with higher ups and ready to let me go but the higher ups decided to throw the (Communist) book at me.

      • biggj

        To make all that go away you need black cops to kill only black people and white cops to kill white people and so on. No one cares when its the same race….well they care a bit…but not as much. Even this news here will be forgotten in a few days.Now if this cops was somehow Japanese who killed this woman….well their would be mass riots everywhere in china.

        If a black cops had killed Micheal Brown under the same circumstances, nothing much would have been in the news, maybe a 1 or 2 day reporting on it and thats all. People get kill by polices literally every day in america, and nothing much is heard about it unless it’s a race issue.,_2014

        Here is an example of white on white with not much news coverage and under pretty crazy circumstances. But not much was heard about, Now if that boy was Black….holy fuck…there would be a shit storm.

        A 17-year-old male, Christopher Roupe, was fatally shot in the chest by officer Nancy Beth Gatny when he opened the door of his home while holding a Wii remote controller.[6][7][8] Gatny came to the house to serve a warrant for Roupe’s father, who was on probation. The officer told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Roupe pointed a gun at her as he opened the door. A first Cherokee Judicial Circuit Grand Jury found Gatny not authorized to shoot a 17-year-old while responding to a call in February and recommended that the DA’s office take further action in the case.
        [9] A second Grand Jury The Cherokee Judicial Circuit district attorney charged Gatny with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, but that grand jury declined to indict.[10][11][12]

        • Alex Dương

          I hope that increased use of body cameras will help reduce claims of police brutality. The Antonio Martin shooting didn’t lead to as much rioting and protesting as the Brown shooting did, and I think that was substantially due to the gas station’s surveillance footage showing pretty clearly that Martin pointed a gun at the officer.

          • biggj

            Yeah the body cameras will keep cops in check. But notice since the Micheal Brown thing there is a new story about a black guy getting killed by a cop every other day, like it something new or something Eventually people will get tired of hearing about this stuff and the media won’t sensationalize it as much. Like remember a few months ago for a while seemed like everyday we heard some gang rape/rape case from India. For awhile it seemed like india was the rape capital of the world. Than all of the sudden it just seemed to stop hearing stories.Did the rapes stop? No, just the interest in it. This will all fade away like everything else. Like whatever happened to MH370? That was hot for awhile and now we hear nothing more about it. Well there is a new one now with Air Asia, but People forget things quite easily….and get bored with the same stories.

          • Alex Dương

            Yes, I noticed that too. I think this sensationalization is bad because by conflating all deaths, regardless of justification, it distracts from the legitimate issue of racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

          • biggj

            Yeah there is racial disparity in the justice system, but there is in every job and I think there also will be. I don’t think the system is at fault, it’s the individual. Like take any job for example. There will also be closet racist at every job. And usually goes unnoticed. Just with policing you have a gun “in some place” and authority and mix that with prejudice of the individual officer. Eventually something bad will happen. Racial discrimination will always be there in jobs as long as different human races are involved.Just some more noticeable than others.

          • XVVI

            The footage did not show him pointing a gun at the officer he was holding a cell phone 0_o

          • Alex Dương

            You seriously believe that? Martin extended his arm toward the officer; that’s not how you hold a cell phone.

      • mistertibbs4u

        Somewhat at fault my ass. Call for backup. Simple as that. How do you go around trying to choke hold tall fat guys without proper foresight?

        Aren’t police trained to assess a situation?

        Somewhat at fault my bum.

        • FYIADragoon

          He already had backup. He was attempting to restrain him and he did it incorrectly. Which is why retraining and a proper departmental punishment are necessary.

          • mistertibbs4u

            He didn’t have backup, the original officers on site were plainclothes officers and were not even looking for him. The offending officer WAS their backup and went to handcuff Garner without even addressing himself to Garner or stating that he was being put under arrest.

            There are so many errors on part of the officer that a mixture of both cockiness and fear (isn’t that always the case, though?) caused him to act accordingly.

            The bottom line is this is usually a last resort tactic when dealing with white suspects and that is really the underlying issue at all of these police incidents. No one is arguing if anyone is innocent or not. The actual issue here is the treatment of non-white suspects verse white suspects. Period.

            Officer didn’t have back up. He was the back up, as a uniformed officer and failed to acknowledge 1) his presence as the officers present thus far were plains clothes and 2) didn’t announce his intent to arrest.

            Departmental punishments are not necessary. Demotion and possible jail time are still on the table for this guy.

            Racial sensitivity training should be number one for the entire American law force.

          • SuperHappyCow

            Police don’t punish each other.

      • SuperHappyCow

        The Brown case isn’t really a different story at all, actually.

        1) The shop owner did an interview where he claimed Brown never robbed the story

        2) The cop claimed he stopped Brown for j-walking, and never heard of any supposed attempted robbery

        3) Even though CNN reported that the autopsy conclusively proved Darren Wilson’s case, the person who actually performed the autopsy completely disagreed.

        4) There was never an actual trial, only a grand jury, where Michael Brown’s own attorney put a complete liar on as a witness for Darren Wilson. A complete farce. Michael Brown was on trial for his own murder after the fact.

        It’s absurd how uninformed people are about the case. Why waste time talking about it when all the information you’re getting is from compromised sources?

        • Alex Dương

          1. So that wasn’t Michael Brown on the surveillance tape? And Dorian Johnson never admitted that Michael Brown stole a box of cigarillos?

          2. No, Wilson heard of a robbery. He did not know Brown was the suspect at first, but he knew a robbery had just been reported.

          3. She didn’t “completely disagree.” She said it wasn’t definitive.

    • firebert5

      Most scenarios in China do.

    • SuperHappyCow

      Not really. The cops put a guy that was standing still in a cokehold and killed him. How is that any different? He’s still dead.

      It seems like the shitty quality of posts on this site that caused me to stop reading has even permeated your posting habits. It’s a sad thing.

      • mr.wiener

        Yes , We have slipped so far from the days of you saying how you’d like to pee in other people’s buttholes….

        • SuperHappyCow

          Lately it hasn’t been worth even that.

  • biggj

    Chinese businesses salute “Fat hair stepping brother” for making sure “wage demanding sister” and “wage demanding brother” learn their lessons. The lesson is: Don’t go asking for money that is owed to you. You get paid when we pay you, not when you think your “suppose” to get paid.

  • Poodle Tooth

    Wow, these stories are usually about chengguan. Chinese cops are usually too lazy to beat anyone to death.

  • biggj

    When will they learn everyone has a camera in their pockets. If you want to beat someone to death and step on their head you have to make sure its not being recorded. people can see it all day long, that don’t mean shit, but being recorded is a different story. You can’t post a visual memory on the internet.

  • goofy

    White cops kill blacks in America– but Chinese cops kill Chinese in China. Both just as bad…

    • Alex Dương

      Not all cases are the same. Eric Garner and Tamir Rice are very different from Michael Brown, Vonderrit Myers, and Antonio Martin.

      • David

        And they are all different than a war.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Americans kill Arabs in Iraq & Afghanistan. But to you, its not so sad.

      • jixiang

        The Afghans aren’t Arabs by the way…

        • mr.wiener

          Persians, Pathans, Mongols, Tadjiks, Greeks(?) Some of them even claim to be a lost tribe of Israel.

  • hana

    Fuck the police

    • David

      People who have never needed the police say that. when you are getting attacked by a bunch of thugs who want to rob, rape and murder you (maybe not even in that order) you will be happy to see the police. If humans were not violent and all got along you would not need them. Think about what life was like 150 years ago when there was no police. Brutal.

      • mistertibbs4u

        For your information, people where I come from who say “fuck the police” usually a) get along better without them, b) carry their own weapons and c) are more likely to get shot by their arrival as an innocent bystander than to watch them apprehend any real criminals.

        • David

          and your from Honduras? Mexico? Countries with the rule of law only have to worry about the rare exceptions, not the majority of police.

          • mistertibbs4u

            I’m from the United States of America. I am the descendent of at least 13 generations, so I’m not sure you want to get into a conversation about “rule of law” and “rare exceptions”.

            While I went to a private school and live in a nice suburb of Northern California, I’m African-American and frequent many neighborhoods were I’ve surprisingly see the police terrorize the local law-abiding demographic worse than the criminal offenders.

            It would behoove you understand the inner workings of the American Industrial Prison Complex. While I live in a neighborhood with a diverse demographic, neighborhoods with a majority African-American or Latino population in Northern California often experience redistricting and gentrification which is a municipal-level problem that unfortunately isn’t exposed by weekly night news that chooses to focus on National-level news.

            You would have received a healthy laugh from law-abiding citizens when you stated “not the majority of police”. In their areas… definitely.

          • David

            I am sure you are the decedent of many more than 13 generations, as that would only bring your blood line back to 1755. You are the decedent of approximately ten thousand generations of man, just like the rest of humanity. Instead of telling me how other people would have reacted (which is an entirely invalid argument, as you can not speak for them), you are better off telling me about how often you have to fend for your life in the middle class neighborhood. Since you have not been beaten to death by the police yet (thank goodness) I will assume you are doing better than the women whom this article is about. It has been a while but I lived in Northern California for a year and while some (such as migrant workers) certainly have problems with law enforcement on a regular basis) I have never seen anything that made me think it would be better without the police. That is my personal observations. Your chant simply makes you sound like an over privileged young man who has not had to struggle for much in his life. Sorry, not convinced.

          • mistertibbs4u

            “Sorry, not convinced.”

            Dude, you’re a white male over the age of 30… with all due respect, convincing you of the hardships of East Oakland, International Blvd. and Magazine St. in Vallejo (including the aggressive behavior of said police) is probably not a high priority on the list for any of these people.

            And to be honest, me coming from a middle-class neighborhood means that I have the pleasure of not being exposed to this travesty on a nightly basis… but hell if I haven’t seen it for myself….

            TRUST me…

      • XVVI


        Cop Arrives To Help Mentally Ill Man, Kills Him In Own Home Instead

        Charlotte Police Kill Unarmed Man Who Was Asking for Help

        She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her.

        Detroit police officer charged with sexually assaulting woman while responding to call


        • David

          How many 911 calls were answered over the time period those cover? From Florida, to Detroit to Wisconsin to California (the who country) and over a three year period. Beginning of 2012 till the end of 2014. 5 million? 10 million 911 calls? more? How many lives where saved? Criminals caught? People protected? and these scumbags were all arrested just like any other hoodlum. So next time you call your buddies I will still have my guns at my house to protect myself and call the cops for backup. every time. I have lived 51 years so far with no problem ever.

      • hana

        What makes you think I’ve never been involved with the police? I was once accused of doing something I did not and thankfully I had people on my side that I didn’t have to pay money which money my family couldn’t have paid at that time. And seeing how they continuously do shit in America pisses me off so much. Especially just because the person is colored. Yes, they might’ve been good people years ago but nowadays they’re nothing but idiots taking advantage of their power.

        • David

          I said never NEEDED the police, not that you have never interacted with them. Your description of what you were involved in is pretty sketchy so there is no response to it. You did not say what happened or how the police were responsible or how things worked out. I am sure LOTS of things piss you off but that does not make any kind of point valid and simply being pissed off about stuff is not a good argument against us having a police force.. For instance I know many criminals who hate the police, that does not mean they are useless. If you have a comment that makes sense I am very happy to hear about it.

  • biggj

    I don’t understand why he is on her hair….Was there a reason? Or just being a fat fuck that thinks he’s king shit because he has some authority? Or is stepping on hair the chinese version of hand cuffs? I thought they used these.

  • MonkeyMouth

    owed almost 30 grand? i aint no mathematician, but thats a LOT of back pay for a migrant worker. those scumbags appear to have never been concerned with paying their own workers. ever get upset over ‘shotty construction’ in China? here’s your reason…the poor folks who build your house, etc etc arent treated any better than slaves.

  • Foreign Devil

    To me this is way way more outrageous than what happened in Ferguson and NY. Yet the Chinese Sheeple continue to cower and kiss ass.

  • the warden

    Despite all the vitriol aimed at the police, it’s Chinese society which I abhor. No other society on Earth would just let this slide; things like this are so common in China but no one seems to care. No one’s outraged except online commentators.
    What do the Chinese people stand for? Political Freedom, or freedom of speech? Human rights or innovation or security of personal liberties? Developing and fostering social change? The Chinese stand for nothing, accept propaganda and stand back and do nothing when atrocities like this occur.
    Chinese is an obsequious, servile, aloof and unrefined culture which has a goddamn long way to go before any other society on Earth admires anything about it.

    • OdinNG

      This is not “common” in China but worth a news Mr saint. And what do you mean by “No one’s outraged” ?Are you supposing everyone(or barbarians) rushing on to the streets and burning everything on the ground so that they will be staying in the prison and accept your prize ? I think online commentators are doing their good job to give pressure to local government. That is where “social change” happens.
      Oh and about the culture thing. Sorry we don’t have such a ” Not obsequious, servile, aloof and unrefined” thing. Shops closed, please enjoy your day dude.

      • the warden

        My comment was harsh, but I stand by it. I’m saying that although Chinese society isn’t especially violent, things like a woman being beaten to death in a busy McDonald’s while no one helps, or a baby being thrown to its death by someone in a fit of rage would at least be front page news in other nations, and may-well incite some sort of civil movement. But in China these things barely even get a mention until two weeks later, when the news is proudly boasting that they’ve been sentenced to death.
        The media disallows outrage; I hear no quotes from politicians or police. The front pages are still praising the party, and whether or not violent deaths are common here is something you don’t even know. The only reason we know about the one above is that it was caught on camera.

  • ebolaman

    China is a zoo.

    No wonder all the educated are leaving.

    Thugocracy of the worst kind and no respect for human life.

    • Dr Sun

      only the Govt running Dogs, with their wives, mistresses and hookers and children ( all of whom mostly never finished either elementary/middle school, but have all have a Phd, to secure their immigrant visas ???).plus their related extended families, mistresses and gangster friends are leaving fast with all the hundreds upon thousands of trillions of stolen money that they have shamelessly extorted from the ordinary , decent people, the good people and the, tax payers money.

      • maybe

        i have been living in this country for three years, not too long, but long enough to have met some people…. and from my experience, the decent people are leaving, because they are also sick of the bullsh*t that is going on here. they are educated enough to know that things aren’t great here. yes we all know things are improving, but this insane stuff keeps happening. im sure a bunch of the people you mentioned are leaving too, but…. again, from my experience alone, it seems to be the idiots that are inheriting this country while the smart and logical are leaving. my 2cents

        • OdinNG

          You are suffering from the Chinese Depression. Don’t be so pessimistic please and take some sleep

  • Zebadee

    It is well known, if not very obvious, that all police officers in Shaanxi Province live out of the pockets of local construction and mining company bosses. These bosses run just about every county within the province, not the local Party officials. Nobody will be openly punished for this crime against employees of the construction company. There will be a show trial and some form of stage-managed public reprimand before the bosses who have been paying them a ‘second wage’ help find those police officers responsible a lucrative job elsewhere.

  • Amused

    Sigh. And my disgust grows more complete..

  • Dax

    “With the end of the year arriving, a “police beat to death a female migrant worker who was seeking to be paid her wages and then even stands on her hair” story began spreading widely…”

    Either that’s an oddly specific category of story or things in China are even worse than I thought.

  • Some guy

    I hope that fat f#####g animal gets what’s coming to him. Maybe now the story is public it’s possible.

  • MidniteOwl

    can we get the pitch forks out now…?

  • Life is good

    Problem with China today is the culture and social landscape are still very hierarchical and medieval. In most developed/modernized nations around the world, the police serves the people. In China on the other hand, the police see themselves as imperial guardmen and the ordinary people still hold the commoner/slave mentality. It doesn’t help when ancient drama are played on TVs daily reminding people of the old ways of society. China’s revolution didn’t work!

  • Neo Huang


  • meow meow meow

    Blame Japan…. It’s Japan’s fault!

  • Nancy B

    80 % of Cops are a joke in any country, they all need to be “terminated” meaning, Live or dead…. get rid of them all. No human being deserves this treatment, I dont care what fucking race you are , at the end of the day, we are all still human beings. My thoughts and prayers are with all families who have suffered because of police brutality.