Justice, China Style


The severe theatre of Chinese justice has been impressing Chinese and international audiences alike, although perhaps for different reasons.

The pair shown allegedly used axes to rob a Shaanxi province jewellery store of valuables worth some 600,000 yuan ($95,000), but were caught 4 days after the robbery.

Both shackled criminals and heavily armed security forces were all on display to local citizens in an effort to thoroughly cow the perpetrators and discourage the public from following their example:


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    Avatar of Kyzer
    Comment by Kyzer
    01:20 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Axes? What is this, Kung Fu Hustle?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    you run faster with a knife but obviously they got caught carrying axes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Their DEX stats weren't high enough to wield knives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 18/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    they should have put points in leap or whirlwind to get past those guards

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    Comment by shiroki
    12:03 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Obviously they chose the Barbarian class and equipped Axe, but tried to use the Steal skill. Now they should have known to choose the Thieve class instead where Steal success rate is higher.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Shame, they didn't have enough modifiers to their movement.

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    Comment by Hayate
    18:52 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they're Barbarian class

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm am loving u guis right nao.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    takes one to know one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:56 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    If you couldn't read the signs hanging from there necks and were just a bad judge of facial expressions and posturing you'd think they were bowing after being presented with a red velvet lined aquarium.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait, you mean they're not?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Never underestimate exploding axes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn you Michael Bay!

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    Comment by lyrasexplushie
    09:16 02/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would imply China being the most cost-effective place to shoot the next Bayformers. Practically everything in China explodes, so no need to buy live demolition equipment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Axes are nothing. Throwing handles is where it's at.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:30 06/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did they fly thru the air?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only if they were doing the dance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, they will be axed later, believe it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's hard to take organs from someone axed to death

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    Comment by Oyashiro-Chama
    07:07 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    metaphorically speaking, metaphorically.

    Comment by Anonymous

    there is no axe in the photo

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ...the axe got away.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It exploded during the getaway, peices were too small to find.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the axe effect
    china edition

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The criminals you see in the photos used axes

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The criminals in the photos are carrying guns.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it was axed for being to expensive, this is China afterall.

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    Comment by coquette
    03:51 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    For once I'd like to see the US follow China's cue and use a similar display on all the Wall Street Execs and Bankers who destroyed so many peoples lives with their greed and stupidity.

    Unfortunately it will never happen. In the US only gas station and 7/11 store thieves get nailed and do hard time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Won't happen in China either.

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    Comment by Assassinister
    07:12 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I thought they will execute the prisoner by putting dynamite in their body and then BOOM! Chinese style!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Ironically, explosives are the only things that doesn't explot as they should in China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Corrupt officials or executives are one of the rare cases where criminals are executed.

    So yes, they are a step up from the Americans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupidity? No. It's malice and denial that drives banking institutions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 19/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why people like us can't have super powers. We'd fix too much shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tell that to Bernie Madeoff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 18/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bernie Madoff is hardly in Levenworth doing hard time. He's in a low security federal facility know as "Camp Fluffy" by the inmates. He bragged to his daughter about being treated like a Mafia Don. Outside of the life sentence it's not a gulag or chain gang.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 17/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    And it's greedy corporations that make the technology and other modern convinces you enjoy. Stop being an ignorant cry-baby.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:26 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Last time I checked bankers and engineers were different people.

    Hint: engineers are the people inventing all the awesome stuff. Economists are the ones feeding off of engineers and the guys speculating with our money and loosing it in the process are the guys running the banks.

    If you are american and understand that owning money (Dollars) means owning debt, than you understand enough to be pretty angry at your country. Though,.. that hasn't as much to do with speculating as it has to do with a certain bank printing money out of their ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ambrose Bierce once said that Economics was created to give economists jobs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:38 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Economists? LOL what the hell are you talking about?

    Economists are just nobodies making predictions and "analysis" on the economy.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:38 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparantly the word I was going for didn't really translate to economist, even though my dictionary claimed so. Replace with "people that study business administration".

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 21/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "people that study business administration" = MBAs aka management by numbers

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Sign translations = Caution: May Explode Without Warning

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    all girls should wear that sign.

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    Comment by alternative kyon
    11:43 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    No it doesn't, it say "Robbery Culprit" along with their names... Huh, are they related? Because they have the same surnames

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    EVeryone in CHina has the same name. There are only about 20 common surnames.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    01:33 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Could law enforcement in China even be called justice? What I see here is the military being involved which should not be the case in any country that is not some backwards third world shit hole.

    Since there is no trial just a public exhibition like something out of the middle ages can we even be sure they got the right people vs arrest some random sap or the people who bought the stolen jewelry which of course even these taken by a potato quality photo looks fake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:47 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That's not the military. That's the People's Armed Police. It's really easy to tell them apart. The PAP has those bright red shoulder strips. The PLA doesn't use those, cause, you know, camouflage and all that.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    01:59 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    They are paramilitary which means there is not much difference between them and PLA soldiers and do assist the PLA during war time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They... wait, I think I should say... We are still a third world country. You shouldn't be surprised. The only place in China that the police cant do things like this is Hong Kong and we got the British to thanks for. But not for long though, the damn commies are trying to break our justice system and it becomes more like a police state. The reasons they are doing this is because too many people are doing things like this and it is more rampant specially when you have a thrid world system with a first world economy. I've been in China a few times and every time I can see a few ridiculous things that I had never imagined.
    The one funny thing Ive seen in the news is that a Chinese criminal gang actually got a small amry of its own.. Ak-47,nades, armored vehicles with MGs mounted on top and uniforms... I was like WTF when I was watching that news on TV. Since then, I understand why there are PAP on the street. A typical bule shirt police who got a college degree in Art holstering a 0.38 cal tiny revolver is like a nerd with a bb gun for them. (yes this is a typical Hong Kong Police for ya, and I got 2 friends in there)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    "...public exhibition like something out of the middle ages..."

    Hence China never change, only look more modern.

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    Comment by Gitami
    14:40 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Before people would be broken and left to die, now they can be broken and organs recycled. Modernity!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Let me clear up the mistakes in your post Mr loli vampire.

    They have a trial which follows laws, rules of evidence and all the other stuff foreign courts have. After the trial these particular criminals were paraded in public as part of their sentence. Since "face" is incredibly important in Chinese society this is an even better punishment than jail (which they will also get. They will NOT be executed. Execution is exceedingly rare).

    There is ZERO military involvement in law enforcement. The men you see in the photo are the Chinese equivalent of SWAT. The men would have been captured by ordinary policemen who investigated the crime like police do anywhere else in the world. The SWAT are only there to make sure there is zero chance that two violent criminals will escape or harm the public.

    I know its cool to hate the evil Chinese in front of your weeaboo buddies but if you are going to hate at least try to find real reasons...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 01/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is reason why weeaboos are weeaboos. Reading and research is the last thing fanboy types are to do. It's much easier hating and being ignorant. Remember when all the Microsoft and Sony fanboys was hating at how "crappy" the 3rd party demoed games were for the Wii U, but were actually direct demos from the 360 and PS3...yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They should just let criminals walk free like we have here in NY...

    "Allegedly" is a legal term. If you have source of news other than SanCom, you'd have known that they're caught on camera, as well as by many witnesses. The idiots showed shit-eating grins while showing off their faces too. They're guilty of stupidity, and stupidity should be punished by humiliation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Having solid evidence is not an excuse to bypass due process. Don't think that just because you haven't done anything, you cannot be alleged criminal with "rock solid evidence" (tm) stacked against you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Due process is expensive time consuming and not much of a disincentive.

    Make an example is cheap and makes for a good show.

    Truth, how is that relevant to either?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 18/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's a concept thought up by 1st world elitists who think they are better than everyone else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Perhaps China should follow the West's shining example and have their crime rates rise above 30% at the same time too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 17/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yeah, who needs due process. Just so long as the people think we caught the criminal and publicly humiliated them the crime rate can go down. Why don't you volunteer to be the first scapegoat?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    This system is even worse, because unlike in the West a great many criminals are never brought to justice. Because of either their connections, them belonging to the ruling class or a great many other reasons.
    So just because their crime percentage is lower on the paper doesn't mean it's lower in reality.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:38 17/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Anarchy is the only system that hasn't these kind of problems, because everyone is fucked equally. After a while the strong will do something about it and create a system to benefit themselves. We can see those kind of systems all around the world. Coming and going..

    I like the systems that are easy to understand. If they are easy to understand it will be easier to adapt. But no such luck in my life. I still have to struggle to fill out forms I'm not even sure which purpose they fullfill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "due process is a joke; it only benefits the rich"

    Who exactly does china's system benefit?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    due process is a joke; it only benefits the rich

    That's not what due process is. Due process means that the police cannot come into your home and shoot you in the head because they allegedly have evidence that you are an enemy of the state.

    What you are talking about is an entirely different issue.

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    02:04 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Both systems have their own problems.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @02:33 17/05/2012

    And the Chinese system doesn't?

    Comment by Dark Mage
    07:46 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 03:30 that is true the real criminals rarely face any sort of punishment in China.

    I seen examples of companies in China counterfeiting a sealant used in aviation right down to the brand name on the tube and brake parts that were made of suspect materials.

    Both of these examples probably have resulted in fatalities but nothing is done about it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    due process is a joke; it only benefits the rich

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's the trade off you commie bastard. live in a society where you have no basic rights or live in a free country. i choose freedom.

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