Chinese Executions Attract Thousands



Chinese authorities certainly know how to put on a spectacle, and as a result thousands flock to see the condemned moments before they are shot in the back of the head and dismembered for organs.

The authorities have a particularly uncompromising approach with respect to the condemned – crossing out their names with red ink certainly reinforces their point.



Chinese justice is of course swift, which the masses in more developed places tend to laud, but it is also imprecise and often targeted at those guilty of political crimes; just how many innocents are executed is not known. For that matter, even the total number of executions carried out is a state secret…

Below you can see the actual process of an execution, although of course 15 years and the need for organs has seen the process refined since then (mobile death vans are now in operation in parts of China, although they don’t help to recover organs by the sound of things).


Her story is an entertainingly macabre tale typical of rural China at its most unsavoury, so it is provided below:

The lady in question was apparently orphaned at an early age and kept on sufferance as a child of ill omen.

Once her mother died, her step-father drove her out, and she then lived on the street at the age of 13.

After being mauled by a dog, a hotel manager took pity on her and forced her into prostitution.

After a nationwide crackdown on prostitution in 1991, she was sent to a labour camp.

She was later returned to her step-father, who sold her for a thousand yuan as a bride.

She enjoyed a brief period of happy marriage to a kind invalid, but caught the eye of a powerful villager who forced her husband to sell her to him for 2,000 yuan.

For several years she was confined after repeatedly attempting to escape from her “marriage”.

When her master left on business, his two cousins took their chance to rape her, making her pregnant. One thought to buy her and keep the child.

When her master finally returned in 1995, she was sent back to him with a child, which enraged him. He tortured her into revealing the truth, and then slew both the father and the child.

Despair and rage finally took hold of her, and she took a sickle and killed her husband as he slept.

She was later arrested, but the court was uncharacteristically sympathetic, and resolved that she could be reformed in a labour camp.

However, for whatever reasons things did not go well and she murdered an inmate whilst there. She was sentenced to death, and her appeal rejected…

The extremely graphic execution can be viewed by clicking here.

China is estimated to carry out as many as 10,000 judicial executions annually, easily leading the world in absolute numbers.

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    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    05:16 13/11/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Thank God I wasn't born in China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    only in china

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wrong. if you think this is bad take a closer look at the middle east.

    Afghan, 9/11 and US attack, with the Taliban government, used to have public stonings as half-time shows for their soccer games. And these arnt crimes like say, Murder. these would be things like Adultury, women showing their face in public without an escort, and so on.

    In reality, it's humanity as a whole that has become depraved, you read this article and reply with such a comment, thinking youself to be high above this "filth". the fact of the matter is, you yourself are no better for reading this article and writing such a response.

    Just to stop any possible responses about hypocricy, I myself realize that I am corrupted, and that goes for the rest of humanity. if you dont realize this, you are the true victim here.

    Comment by lolipedofin
    15:33 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    true... but a country such as China, that's aiming to embrace modern culture and to be recognized internationally, comitting this kind of acts i nothing short of disgraceful...

    There's worse thing happening around the world, at Middle East and Africa, heck! even back at my own country at Indonesia, churces are being burnt with the priest and family left inside to be toasted together, and the government does nothing about it... it's the truth and i'm not exaggerating it...

    But this is China we're talking about, a nation aspiring to place themselves at respectable position in the world stage.. an emerging superpower, who unlike soviet, trying to approach in different way, not just thrugh military and nukes...

    To display this kind of spectacles... put aside the debate whether these people are innocent or not, just the fact that they masquerade prisoners that on death rows in front of civilians, barbaric, that's all i can say..

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually, if you were to look at the original article.

    The civilians were, in fact just watching the convicted criminals being paraded around the streets. the actual executions, always take place in an undisclosed location, and these are NOT public events, as the article led you to believe.

    The pictures of the execution are from 1995, 14 years ago.

    so, instead of calling "biased" on this article, it should rather be a fabrication of something that didnt happen.

    Comment by lolipedofin
    21:13 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know that the execution is not public, but the fact that they're paraded when they're about to be sent for execution is cruel already...

    Btw, WTF... 1995?! Should've told about that earlier.. or at least with big bold letters... Why posts something that happened at China 14 years ago, now...

    IF, it is 1995, then this article is way outdated and unreliable...

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    Comment by Neferius
    07:15 22/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "become depraved" <-Implying humanity was originally a noble and empathetic species incapable of sadism and senseless violence.

    Fact of the matter is, we're basically still primates. Higher primates capable of higher thought and which evolution has graced with the capacity for reason and compassion, but at our base core we are still the same barbaric savage half-evolved beasts we were 50,000 years ago. We even have the evolutionary vestiges to prove it.

    The point I'm trying to make is: humanity as a species still has a long, long way to go.

    Comment by Anonymous

    women shouldn't commit adultery against their husbands.

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    23:48 17/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should just murder them in their sleep now that would be a good way to take out a lot of dickless muslim men.

    Comment by Lexis
    15:33 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    all i can say is DAYUM

    Comment by Mia
    15:28 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I call for a vipper challenge.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    15:03 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still say the Garter Belts idol gallery is WAY better than this >_>

    Comment by Firetribe
    22:16 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree, but you won't see things like this on just any otaku-centric blog, let alone and other news sites. So savor it.

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    14:29 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, this is reminiscent of the middle ages, where thousands would throng to witness bloody murder. Nice to see China has finally progressed to the stage of barbaric butchery. Who knows where they'll go next...

    Goddamn, sometimes the US and other western nations really bug the hell outta me, but it's when I look at China that I'm damn glad to be an American.

    Comment by KonW
    15:35 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the execution was of course never made public and never that brutal, its their inhuman crime that made ppl there want to criticise(or out of curiosity or whatever)and thus the throng,,

    the pics below(which only god and artefact knows where and when they are taken/from) just gave you the wrong impression you felt now
    in this sense, u cant but admit this is such a wonderful,convincing and successful propaganda or article if you insist..

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I should have not clicked that link... ugh...

    Comment by justice
    14:31 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Aoitsukids
    15:42 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the FUCK. The extremly graphic execution which I DID NOT WISH TO SEE was not censored in the RSS feed.

    Avatar of Artefact
    Comment by Artefact

    Apologies, but it isn't possible to replicate 95% of the site's features in the feed. It's not really intended that you read it there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    whyyyy did i succumb to curiosity

    Comment by AURA
    20:34 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's human

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    China seriously need to rethink how they butcher people. Its not pig they are butchering. It make the gas chambers of the nazi pale by comparison.

    Comment by welcomeforthebutcher
    19:40 16/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, we chinese butcher people, so that anyone come to china will be butchered! Welcome to china and I will wait for butchering you ~

    Comment by Friend
    17:43 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man what a tragic story. I wish China could be a better place where this kind of shit didn't happen.

    I hope one day Japan and China can be friends so that we can focus on what's really important - DA LOLI.

    Comment by TerrawindX2
    17:59 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Executions in general are bad, not only in China. There is no such thing as a person who deserves death because that is a cheap way out, and a suicider's dream. The villains you see in movies are nothing like the real criminals in the real world, because the criminals in the real world are normal people who had been the victim of their own crimes and to an increasingly common extent, the unjust laws.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    CHINA QUALITY again?

    Man, it's sooo sick. But i didn't regret to watch this hidden link since that's reality.

    Comment by mi
    18:47 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why did she also kill the child? >_>
    she will not receive pity from me

    Avatar of Artefact
    Comment by Artefact

    Her husband killed her child and its father.

    Comment by LookAtTheHypocrisy
    18:46 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are two things inherently worse than executing criminals: Executing civilians, and not bringing criminals to justice. This picture with the US soldier over his victim sums up this well. (*contains gore, view with discretion)

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    Comment by Jitensha
    18:33 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish I didn't toggle her death pictures....they were really disturbing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone criticized Japan for being "Male dominated" and said china was good because communism rid china of that.

    Things that are male dominated are good for Men. If that person doens't want Men to be happy then said person should be shot like the woman in the pictures.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    15:59 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks fake to me. But did some research...damn those days, to brutal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    对于这篇文章的部分评论我有几句话想说,首先,我发现很多国外人士都不了解中国,对于中国的了解大多源于互联网,互联网上的消息有真有假,而且人们往往喜欢引用那些“感兴趣”的东西,或者是不完整的引用,来达到某种效果,关于文章中提到的两件事情,从我在互联网得到的消息,应该都是真的,但是每件事情都有其背景的,关于 陸金凤 ,当时是1995年,距离现在(2009年)已经过去14年了,现在我们的国家在司法上已经有了很大的进步,每个国家都有一个不断进步完善的过程,拿14年前的事来说现在的中国,我觉得有失偏颇,而且当时又是严打。如果你想说我们中国怎么怎么不好,大可拿文革时的事来说呀,那样效果也许更好,因为那确实是“制”,但是我们改了呀,为什么就没看到我们的进步呐!如果你们对血腥的“猎奇向”图片感兴趣,大可Google一下98年的“印尼事件”,那才叫血腥!看看他们是如何残杀我们华人的! 关于 李三秀 据我的了解,她是因为杀死了一个年仅4岁的小孩,她没有陸金凤那样悲惨的遭遇,如果拿陸金凤的事来证明现在的政府Barbaric,无情,不讲道理,那是不准确的。




    对于SC最近的一些文章,作为一个中国人,我有些不快,讨论中国的文化我支持,但我怎么就嗅到了政治的味道了!SC不是anti-Chinese 对吧?



    Comment by Buga
    16:27 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    我去過中國, 但是我所看到的只是表面. 我認識很多台商被你們的政府違法的關了起來.. 只要不小心在警察面前說錯一個字就被打被關.

    說實在的, 這些文章不是來嗆你們中國的.. 這些只是來讓這板上的各位來知道世上所發生的事.

    I have been to china, but what I have seen is only the tip of the iceberg. I know a lot of Taiwanese buisnessnmen who have been jailed unconstitutionaly.. You only have to say one word wrong to the cops and they will beat you and jail you.

    And to be honest, this article is not here to deface China.. These are for the people of these forum to read these news, no conspiracy, only reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    关于监狱,还有城管,老实说,我们年轻人私底下也常抱怨,说“世道黑暗呐!”但说归说,我认为总体上社会还是和谐的,没有传说中那么糟糕。比如某韩剧里的中国上下一片混乱,暴徒横行,满地枪战,(-_-b 汗...)那个也太假了。

    你说的台商的事,我不是台商也没入过狱不了解,倒是监狱里的“规则”,那已经是俺们全国人民都知道的“秘密”了(飘柔?).....( ¯ □ ¯ )


    Comment by Cheoro
    21:38 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Translation of what she/he replied to Buga:

    I understand this article isnt to slam China, thats why from the start I said "Regarding SOME parts of this article".. I am referring to views of some people...

    Regaring prison and Urban management (*cant understand this word, I used google translator for it. And I think it's wrong),

    Honestly, our younger generations often complain saying "how dark this world is" (*The phrase in the inverted commas i dont really know how to translate it may be wrong). However I think in general society is still rather harmonious, it isnt as bad as how others say. For example some Korean dramas show China as a pile of mess, violence everywhere, weapons scattered everywhere (-_-) That is certainly too fake.

    Regarding your taiwan business man incident, im not a taiwan businessman neither have I experienced ------------- (Tired of translating plus I cant really understand)

    Hope the world will be more understanding, and less conflicts, also, SC is quite a nice stop, hope it'll get better and better!

    Comment by Cheoro
    21:27 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Okay, I helped translate what the person typed. My chinese isnt perfect, afterall it isnt my first language. After translating, the essence of what the person typed may be altered a little, and I cannot be 100% sure if what I translated is accurate. I apologise for any mistakes in translation and for the things I am unable to translate.

    note: ------ means I dont know how to translate.

    And by posting this translation, it doesnt mean that I agree/disagree with what the person typed. I just wanted to help translate, that's all. :)

    Hi to all foreigner friends here. Im a China Chinese that was born and grew up in China. (My english has limits, I dont expect everyone to understand, but since the writer is able to gather chinese news I presume you may be able to understand Chinese)

    Regarding this article I've got some things to say. Firstly, I feel that alot of foreigners dont understand China, most of the things you understand about china comes from the internet. The internet has both real and fake news, and people usually like to use sensational use, or not showing the full side of a incident to create a certain effect. Regarding two things that the article mentioned, the news I get from the internet should be real, but everything has other *backgrounds (sorry not sure how to translate this word), regarding Lu Jin Feng (*girl mentioned in story above. Hope I got her name right.), at that time it was year 1995, from then till the our current year 2009, it has already been 14 years. Currently the laws in our country have improved alot, every country continously strive to be better, taking something that happened 14 years ago to talk about China is unfair, -------. If you really want to talk about how China isnt good, you can talk about the Cutural Revolution, the effect might be better, because that indeed is ----. However we've changed, why hasnt others seen our improvements! If you guys have an interest in blood related --- pictures, you can google the 1998 "indonesia incident" (*Im directly translating, not sure if that's what it's called in english), that is truly a bloody disaster! Look how they cruelly killed our Chinese! Regarding Li San Xiu (*the first girl in the pictures above), according to what I know, she was executed because she killed a 4 year old boy. She doesnt have the same horrible experience as the Lu Jin Feng (*She is the girl mentioned in the story abv). If youre gonna use the girl above case to show how our current government is barbaric, uncaring, absurd, that is incorrect.

    Of course, making a criminal offence like this public (*not sure if I got the meaning right), I disagree with it too. But such incidents like above, how many exactly are there in China? We cannot be sure of it just by generalising the situation of China with this one incident. This is like how every countries have murderers, but you can say the entire country are murderers!

    Being a China Chinese, I admit our country has alot of problems. For example corruption. But our goverment is trying hard to change, why hasnt anyone taken notice of our goverment's efforts. Our --- have never encouraged the goverment to be corrupted, corruption is just a case by case person's problem, cant use that one person's factor to attack the entire country's goverment. We have 1/6 of the world's population (13 million, some other populations are way smaller than our country but even still faces the same problem), to control such a huge amount of people, it is not easy. Besides, to let this 1/6 of the world's population become richer, get better lives, we have always been working hard. Is such a goverment really that detestable?

    Our country China is only 60 years old, she is still very young. On the contrary, America has how many years of history? Give us a few hundred years to develop first, making a judgement of us then isnt late either.

    Regarding Sankaku Complex's recent articles, being a China chinese, I am a little upset.. Regarding discussing about our culture I am supportive, but why have you come to --- about the goverment? SC isnt anti-chinese right?

    If everyone wants to understand the real side of China, it's best that you come down personally to china to see for yourself. Don't agree with just whatever others say, see it for yourself, see how china really is as a country.

    Lastly, being a citizen of china, I am proud to be chinese, if there's a next life, be it 1000 years later, a million years later, I'd still want to be a China chinese.

    Comment by ButtercupSaiyan
    00:01 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    China has over a thousand years of history ... unless you mean your current government...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon is talking about the current government.

    Comment by Cheoro
    21:29 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oops I translated the first part wrongly.

    This: Regarding this article I’ve got some things to say.

    Should be: Regarding some parts of the article / comments (I presume she means the comments as well)

    Comment by KonW
    00:53 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "but since the writer is able to gather chinese news I presume you may be able to understand Chinese"

    very saddly he cant, considering this god knows how he managed to pull off such an article,and the gore photos below, the inaccurate numbers?
    omg artefact you must'be been "working really hard" to try to offer ppl sth to read....╯▽╰


    gj~~! tho i just skimmed throu

    "...hat happened 14 years ago to talk about China is unfair, ——-. If ..."
    search 严打 and you'll know what he/she mean, it was a period of time when gov. raelly wants/plans to do sth to show the ppl

    "..the effect might be better, because that indeed is —-."
    by saying 制 i think she means sth like crackdown/dictatorship,etc that sort of thing so the sentence connotes such meaning: if you want see how the gov.(in china/14 yeas ago)is depraved than your nowadays modern western perfect gov. system, go see the culture revolution.

    "blood related — pictures, "
    猎奇is rather a common word, search Baidu Zhidao or anyother ch sites, you'll get the meaning very easily

    "..but why have you come to — about the.."
    ,hmm,how to say,, no counterpart words? he/she means , why are we bickering/ranting/reading this kind of things when just wanted to have some fun enjoying some nice pics or good work of ja. mangaka, or whatever, you know what i mean---tho he/she didnt say it that directly as i did here.

    Comment by Entity
    04:48 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    making a criminal offence like this public (*not sure if I got the meaning right)
    this should mean making an execution public.

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    Comment by phisaki
    16:46 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shit I didn't know that guns could take your whole dome piece off. That was fucking sick.

    Comment by KonW
    11:09 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know what?
    being a racist and write racism/anti-whatever propaganda do make your views boost and your articles popular,
    so just keep on, artefact,
    there's 5000 years of history in china(or the whole human civilization) and 5000 years of crime story, you'll never be short of material to make your "subject-centered" site more "audience-centered" or, perhaps, rant-centered(as you so eagerly wished)?

    soon there will be a sikaku-complex or whatever but at least game/anime/ero-centered site, and we get a place to go,, instead of your wonderfully audience-centered site .

    Comment by McThinkerton
    11:57 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't get it.

    If the article was on how stupid Americans are for sending death threats to AIG executives for getting bonuses instead of getting mad at their congressmen for giving the AIG execs the bonuses, would it be racist? I mean that is really stupid - like one of the stupidest things in the far less than 5000 year history of the United States. Plus, Congress followed that act by actually passing a punitive tax against the executives - the legislation for that tax endangers the very foundation of the rule of law in the United States. Talk about stupid.

    If the article was about one of the numerous wrongful convictions and executions that have taken place in Texas, would it be anti-Texas propaganda?

    Is there any criticism of China that is acceptable, or is anyone that does not agree with you a racist?

    Who is this "we" you are talking about? Are you speaking for every Chinese person when you say "we get a place to go"?

    I don't mean for this to sound like a personal attack or a "rant", I seriously do not understand you. Could you please clarify your post?

    Comment by KonW
    12:42 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you dont understand?
    read it for another 3 times, if you still dont, go ask your primary school english teacher ,not me.

    you want to discuss the AIG shit or whether an article bombarding Texas is anti-Texas or not, talk to artefact , he LOVES it, as long as you talk it here of course.

    Comment by dsk71
    15:31 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fail troll. Successful trolls don't blow their cover that easily.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you aware of the term 'ad hominem'?

    Comment by KonW
    15:20 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you get a better way to reply to trolling?

    Comment by KonW
    14:26 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    are you masochist or just stupid or sth?

    arguing(if it can be called so) with you alone lowered me so drastically that it makes me feel shameful that i had bothered with you

    if you cant understand what others say and still cant after being explained again,, you can go home to your mom instead of humiliating yourself more by repeatedly trolling

    is insolence the disguise of/reaction from the humiliation of having a poor comprehension?(dont worry buddy the onus's on your parents rather than you)
    my apology ,i should have been more considerate,,, had i known your poor brain capacity....

    Comment by ManaYagami
    13:18 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What have you done, McThinkerton? It will be the doom of us all.

    Comment by McThinkerton
    13:02 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So then, basically everyone that doesn't agree with you is a racist? And you are Chinese and speak for all Chinese people?

    Wow it is such an honor. You are like Jesse Jackson or something. Holy crap.

    Do not criticize the China or you will suffer the wrath of Kon W.

    Hahahah lame

    Comment by McThinkerton
    23:53 28/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So that was the wrath of Kon?

    Interesting. I like how you are smarter than everyone too - perhaps that is the superior Chinese mind created through 5000 years of history.

    u no undrstnad ncomplet sentance u st00pid man, no worri it yo mam fult

    Please continue to reply, it rely boosts the views of this article and ensures that there will be more. I do understand you, I just want to make sure that there continues to be more content that you don't like and that you were actively involved in creating the situation you don't like.

    I hope that you try to make a sikaku site, I hope you invest a lot of time into, and I hope it fails just like you do here.

    Kon = Angry = Fail

    Comment by KonW
    00:58 29/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    im contrite

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