» 04/05/2006, 00.00
Gansu police discover remains of cooked children
The Public Security Bureau and local media confirmed the discovery of two human arms that seemed to belong to a child aged between five and eight years. They had been "mixed with ginger and chili".
New evidence on the "cooked child" story as police investigates the discovery of 123 skulls
Public Security Bureau says human remains were used in a traditional medicine lab for scientific purposes. Skulls with sawn off crown were used in Tibetan Buddhist practices.
Clashes over requisitions continue
In the southern province of Guangdong arrests continue as police and farmers clash over land evictions.
Children killed in a kindergarten in Hanzhong
Six children and a teacher stabbed to death, another 20 wounded. The murderer then committed suicide. It is the fifth case of violence against children in two months. Local authorities suggest increased security outside and inside schools and see these as isolated cases. Bloggers and commentators put the blame on the social gap, poverty, injustice, lack of space for people to express their frustrations.
Beijing wants to implement more social justice, to prevent protests
A member of the Politburo says that social problems and injustices must be resolved, to prevent protests. But police presence will be increased in rural areas. Meanwhile, in Gansu, the governor reassures demonstrators that he will hear their requests, but the police are arresting them.
Money to be made in armoured cars and anti-riot gear
Social tensions due to farmers' unrest and ethnic strife are boosting revenues for a Chongqing company. Its list of products includes a 'Holy Road' armoured car with a multi-barrel canon for firing tear gas and a 'death car' designed to be a mobile station for death penalty execution by lethal injection.
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