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Justice, China Style

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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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