China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

September 28, 2016 Yema, Qujing, Yunnan Province, China Yang Qingpei kills his parents before killing 17 neighbors to hide his original crime Qingpei, reportedly an avid gambler, visited his parents to ask them for money to cover his debts. When they refused, he attacked and killed both with an instrument, reported as either a knife… Continue reading Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

June 7, 2013 Xiamen, Fujian, China Chen Shuizong (陈水总) sets fire to a bus, killing 47 including himself, hospitalizing 34, and seriously injuring 15 Chen, according to a suicide note left in his home, was angry at his life, specifically regarding the government's refusal to correct an error and give him social security insurance benefits.… Continue reading Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

China · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Tiananmen Square Massacre

June 4, 1989 Beijing, China Chinese troops kill pro-democracy protestors at Tiananmen Square The protestors, primarily students, gathered in Beijing to call for the resignation of Chinese Communist Party leaders. After weeks of protests, the Chinese government sent in troops and tanks to disperse the protestors, shooting or running over the demonstrators who in turn… Continue reading Tiananmen Square Massacre

China · Religion

Six cult members murder a woman in a McDonald’s

May 28, 2014 Zhaoyuan, Shandong, China Six people beat a woman to death for refusing to give them her phone number The group of six were members of the banned cult Church of the Almighty God. (The Chinese government has banned the group claiming they have been involved in various criminal activities including deceit, theft,… Continue reading Six cult members murder a woman in a McDonald’s

China · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

The Yangzhou massacre, as many as 800,000 victims

May 20, 1645 Yangzhou, China The 10-day Yangzhou massacre begins, resulting in a death toll as high as 800,000 The Yangzhou area was loyal to the Ming empire, and when the Qing dynasty took hold soldiers eliminated potential threats, inflicted punishment for resisting the new dynasty, and made a public example out of the city.… Continue reading The Yangzhou massacre, as many as 800,000 victims