采访/易如 编辑/周平 后制/朱娣
Suspected serial killer still at large despite bounties for his
capture of 4 million Yuan
On the morning of August 10th, armed robbery and murder
took place in front of a bank in Shapingba district, Chongqing.
Soon afterwards the police announced the suspect was
a local resident Zhou Kehua.
A 500,000-Yuan bounty was offered for the capture of Zhou.
It is reported that Zhou has repeatedly committed crimes
in Jiangsu, Hunan, Chongqing and other provinces since 2004.
The accumulated amount of bounty for him
totals more than 4 million Yuan.
After the robbery, some Chinese civilians cast doubt
on the police capability in maintaining public security.
They remarked that although the Chinese Communist Party
(CCP) spent huge money on the so-called “stability maintenance”,
the funds were not mainly used to protect the
safety of Chinese people’s life and property.
Zhou Kehua, suspect of the armed robbery and
murder case in Shapingba district, Chongqing,
was reported to have committed eight murders
in the past eight years.
Despite the fact that he has killed eight and injured five more
in those cases, the police have been unable to capture him.
To make things even worse, it is speculated that he might
commit more killing in the future.
Currently, the Ministry of Public Security has issued an
A-level arrest warrant capturing Zhou Kehua.
Many armed police were assigned to crossings and bridges
for vehicle inspection. The buses were also strictly inspected.
Some Chongqing resident posted messages on weibo saying
many intersections were blocked leading to traffic congestion.
According to the police and some other reports, Zhou Kehua
repeatedly committed crimes in Nanjing city, Jiangsu,
Changsha city of Hunan and other places since 2004.
The police began to offer bounties for him in the same year.
On January 6th, 2012, a resident who just withdrew money
from a bank was killed by a violent criminal who took it.
This bloody murder has been recognized as
the “No.1 case” nationwide in 2012.
This time Zhou Kehua was suspected of the murder and
robbery again in Chongqing, which shocked the whole nation.
(Han Liang, human rights activist of Chongqing):”His
(Zhou Kehua’s) height, weight, appearance and
every characteristic are known well
but the police still cannot capture him.
This is a joke, a big joke. As we see, this corrupt regime
has no capability to accomplish anything.
After all, the CCP collects money from the civilians
and should not depend on civilians to report the criminal.
However, the public security bureau has eavesdropped
on every single call when you (NTD) contacted me.
I have the right to speak and this is violation of
They have eavesdropped on me and many of
my friends over a long period.
This is completely the behavior of gangsters.”
Since the afternoon of August 10th, some of Changsha
police forces were allocated to help Chongqing.
Some media confirmed that a Chongqing policeman was
killed in the attempt to capturing Zhou.
(Liu Kaiming, director of Contemporary Observation Institute,
Shenzhen): ”In my opinion, the government focuses on
restricting activities of the civilians rather than
protecting safety of our people.
Therefore we don’t have enough police forces
to maintain public security.
We can’t say that the Chongqing government
does not take the case seriously.
However, I read from some media report that several
police officers live together with Zhou Kehua’s mother.
Zhou’s mother is not a suspect. You can’t interfere with
her life just because her son is a criminal. This is not the correct way to do that.”
Many Chinese civilians have questioned why the police were
not able to capture Zhou and where Zhou would commit the next crime as he was still at large.
Meanwhile, the accumulated amount of bounties for Zhou
from different cities has reached nearly 4 million Yuan.
(Li Xiangyang, mainland human rights lawyer):”The CCP’s
current spending on stability maintenance has exceeded the military expenditure.
They only protect the safety of themselves,
including their governments and regime.
On the other hand, they treat the civilians as if
they were a crowd of geese or dogs.”
Some netizens also remarked that the murder case was
a test of the CCP’s capability in governance.
(Han Liang, human rights activist of Chongqing):
”The public bureau staffs frequently visit my home.
Although they claim to support democracy and oppose
dictatorship, they can do little about the CCP’s regime.
This regime encourages corruptions and you can hardly
make much money unless by crooked or evil means.
They (the CCP) kill people with guns and knives.
This political regime is the most evil, dark one
which is against humanity.”
Liu Kaiming, Doctor of Nanjing University and incumbent
director Institute of Shenzhen Contemporary Observation,
remarked that the CCP had enough resources and
police forces to maintain the public security;
however, most CCP officials only care about protecting
their own benefits or stability of the regime with the resources rather than care the needs of the people.