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China: Rich man walks free after killing a pretty girl in a joke


Foshan, China

Foshan, China

According to Guangdong popular daily Xinkuaibao, a rich owner of two property companies, He Feng, 35, is fond of playing jokes on people.

Judging by the report, he is certainly rich enough to enjoy such pranks.

Perhaps due to his wealth and love to enjoy fun with his friends, he has quite a few rich and powerful friends who have elected him a member of Foshan City’s Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, a semi-parliamentary organisation. Foshan is quite a big and rich city in Guangdong Province with a population of more than six million people.

We all know Chinese parliaments, whether central or local, are but rubber stamps, but a parliament member of such a large city certainly enjoys certain prestige.

One day, He was playing in a reservoir with a friend when he saw a beautiful young girl coming by. The girl was a perfect stranger to him. He told his friend that it would be great fun if he pushed the stranger girl into the water, and saw how angry she would be.

He climbed up on the shore, walked near her, suddenly held her in his arms and Jumped into the water with her. With a splash, they fell into the reservoir.

He soon swam up, but did not see the girl. He waited for a few minutes, but did not see the girl’s head up above the water. He realised that the girl did not know how to swim. He and his friends searched for her in the water and finally drew her up to the shore. The girl had lost consciousness. They called an ambulance but it was too late when the ambulance came. The girl was certified dead at the hospital.

He surrendered himself to the police and admitted his crime. The court found him guilty of the crime of negligently causing death of the girl and finally gave a verdict of one and a half years imprisonment with 2-year suspension because he deserved a lenient punishment due to his good attitude in admitting his crime and expressing his repentance.

Article 233 of China’s Criminal Law provides, “A person who negligently causes death of another person shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years and not more than seven years; and if the circumstance is relatively minor, to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years.”

His crime was by no means minor as he wilfully got the girl into the water for fun. Why did he deserve such lenient punishment?

The secret lies in his wealth. He had paid the girl’s parents a compensation of 5 million Macao Pataca (equivalent to US$626,300). Perhaps that was what the court meant of his expressing of repentance. His friends had made the girl’s parents believe that his imprisonment would not benefit them. It cannot bring their daughter back. As a result the girl’s parents did not want to punish him.

He had to maintain good behaviour for two years. Who will be the next victim of his prank two years later? We do not know. We only know that property businessmen are very rich in China. He certainly can afford such compensations in the future.

Money is wonderful in China. No wonder there are so many corrupt officials taking bribes in China.

Source: Xinkuaibao “A joke with a beautiful girl unexpectedly caused her death” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
 
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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

Discussion

2 thoughts on “China: Rich man walks free after killing a pretty girl in a joke

  1. That’s one.
    Two more to kill this way, and he will receive the medal of communist bravery!
    Life (especially people’s life) is of no value, neither in China nor in Thailand (China’s little sucking brother)

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    Posted by Leslie | August 17, 2014, 2:52 am
  2. Sorry, I forgot.

    Life has value, in this case 5 million Macao Pataca, isn’t it?

    If that prick is so rich, why not asking him to pay 500 million Macao Pataca, plus give him a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.

    Not assuming, but it’s commonly known, that most Chinese can’t swim. SO his rotten stunt could easily be taken as intentionally manslaughter.

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    Posted by Leslie | August 17, 2014, 2:59 am

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