on the Top of the Roof
- A desperate plea
from a village woman before she jumped to her death on
21 March 2012
Late last month, Ms Li, a native of Yangqi Village (杨箕村)
Province, plunged to her death from the rooftop of her
family house. In her death letter she accused the authority
of forcing to demolish her home without her consent.
(Source: 吴广宇, 汪浩-ifeng.com)
Early this month, thousands of angry residents from Great
Shagangxiangsha Village in Guangdong province threw rocks
at the cops and lit firecrackers to
force the police to retreat during an open confrontation.
The riot was prompted by the death of an 100-year old village
lady who was subsequently buried in her family graveyard.
The Guangdong cops demanded her poverty -stricken family
to pay tens of thousands of yuans for earth bury, and threatened
that if they were unable to pay the fine the coffin would
be dug out and the old lady's body would be cremated, which
scared the family so much that the lady's 70-year old son
passed out when hearing the news. After the repeated pleas
to the authority made by the family were all ignored, the
fellow villagers got enough of the tyrannical government
and besieged the office building.
But instead of talking to the villagers and addressing the
grievance, the government sent police force to crackdown
on the protest, which was why the rock throwing and firecracker
explosion spectacles were staged. Also fell into victims
of the villagers' fury were dozens of police vehicles that
were smashed and turned over.
Such is the so-called "Happy
Guangdong" aspired by Wang Yang, the chief of
the province. This disaster-prone fellow first turned Chongqing into
a crime city, and then condemned Guangdong to the hell
An official like this ought to be driven out of his office
ages ago, yet he is still able to sit in his regal chair
yap yap about citizens' happiness and liberation. Should
not his boss or bosses take a hard look at his or their judgment
in appointing him as provincial chief? And should not his
boss or bosses also be sacked or impeached for the matter?
This is an online poll about Wang
performance in Guangdong. Of 449 people noted, 99.3%
gave him a thumb down:
What Chinese Say
About Sow's City's boss Wang Yang, the
Party Secretary of Guangdong Province:
- He brings bad luck with him wherever he goes. Look at
what he did to Chongqing and what he has done in Guangdong.