North-East China Floods: Netizens Reveal Higher Death Tolls
Days of torrential rain have hit three Provinces in North-East
China, causing burst river banks, and devastating floods.
Official Chinese news had claimed that up until August 19,
54 people have died in Liaoning province, with 97 missing.
However, people asking for help via the internet have
revealed that in Nankouqian township, Qingyuan county in Fushun City,
Liaoning, the death toll has risen to more than 1,000.
On August 19,"netizen@youRfool"
posted a message on Weibo microblog.
The post stated that “the death toll in Qingkouqian is
different from the toll that the governmental claims.
According to a reliable source,
more than 1,000 people have died.
Please let the government organs confirm,
thus the dead people can rest in peace."
The message attached a set of photos
showing bodies laid everywhere.
The local people revealed that when the floods arrived,
dead bodies floated in Nankouqian township, Qingyuan county.
“Netizen@ChuEr mother" posted that it is
not only that dead bodies are everywhere.
Journalists are also not allowed to enter the area, nor
are they allowed to circulate videos of what is happening.
Some volunteer workers have tried to
deliver noodles, water and sausages.
There efforts were refused by governmental
staff, stating they said only accept financial aid.
Some netizens have questioned that many places
were flooded, but the Army didn’t come to help.
This further indicates that the
army doesn’t belong to the nation.
Petitioners Go to Jinan for Bo Xilai Trial
Former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai’s trial is
scheduled for Thursday, in Jinnan Intermediate
People’s Court, Shandong Province.
Petitioners from different cities in China have
traveled to Jinan and are planning to watch.
Radio Free Asia cited petitioner Yu Chunxiang.
On August 19, security is very tight around the court.
There are many police vehicles, with tens of police and
plain-clothes police watching all the people in the area.
Petitioner Zhang Haiyan arrived in Jinan,
saying that their reason is to see whether
the authorities can really use rule of law.
To see whether they have the determination to “fight tigers".
Zhang said that the three allegations of Bo’s crimes are
too light, and that authorities intend to cover up the truth.
Things are not so simple, and they should
completely investigate the case further.
They are clear about what bad
things Bo has done in Liaoning.
Petitioners don’t know what the
situation will be on the day of the trial.
They are uncertain whether they
are allowed to enter the court.
Guangzhou Millionaires Protest Against Developers
On August 17, more than 30 millionaire
business owners protested against developers.
The protests took place in Biguiyuan
Village in Fengkuangcheng, Guangzhou.
Protestors were suppressed by nearly
100 police and district security guards.
Many people were injured, and 6 were arrested.
The Epoch Times reported that on that day, 30 business
owners went to the developer’s sales office to negotiate.
But developers called the police. Seven
police vehicles and one bus came to the sites.
Police used tear gas and detained
the protesters as soon as they arrived.
Sources said that according to protesters, the developers
are the richest local persons, who have power and money.
Thus, the protesters have nowhere to complain.
The latest news said that among the six detained
protesters, five has been released, with one still held.