Chinese teacher kills 11-year-old girl in class

Monday, September 25, 2006
A Chinese history teacher beat an 11-year-old pupil senseless and threw her body from a fourth-floor classroom window,
killing her in a so-far unexplained frenzy, a local newspaper said on Monday.

Teacher beats child with bar and throws her from window
A TEACHER killed an 11-year-old child after beating her senseless in class and then throwing her out of
a fourth floor window.

The history teacher turned on Zhang Yaoyi in a violent frenzy.
So far neither police nor the school, in Yongzhou city, have explained what prompted Li Hengyi, 28, to attack the pupil.
A Chinese newspaper reported: "He knocked her head against the desks back and forth and stomped on her after she fell.

"He then produced a steel bar to beat her."

Li later then picked up the motionless Zhang, and told pupils he was going to take her to the school clinic.
Instead he opened a window and threw her to the ground below.
Li, whose motive was unknown, had been detained by police.

Angry Parents Toss Kids Over Sold-Out Disney Park Fences

Angry families stormed fences at Hong Kong Disneyland and tossed their children over gates Thursday
after the theme park sold out for an eighth consecutive day, according to a Local 6 News report.

The uproar outside Disney's theme park followed similar chaos on Wednesday when hundreds of disgruntled visitors,
many having made the trip from mainland China, were furious that their Lunar New Year vacation to Hong Kong was ruined.

The visitors held flexible tickets that were valid for six months but did not guarantee entry on any day, said Betty Law, a spokeswoman for Hong Kong Disneyland.
Local 6 News showed angry crowds grabbing onto fences at the park's entrance as security officers and police tried to maintain order.


A female doctor told reporters from Eastern Express that doctors regularly take
aborted babies home to eat as dietary supplements. She gave ten aborted babies,
the size of an adult thumb, to the reporters, who pretended to be ill. The reporters
learned that some hospitals and clinics, such as the Shenzhen Health Center of
Women and Children, provide unborn babies free of charge, while others sell them.

A 9-Year-Old Girl Raped Daily in a Beijing Mental Hospital

Zhao Zifa
The Epoch Times

Three guards at a mental hospital in Beijing raped a 9-year-old girl every day, according to a woman who went to Beijing to appeal her case and ended up in the same hospital for three days.
Liu Fengying, a woman in her 40s from the northern Chinese province of Jinlin, told The Epoch Times that after reading a few of the Jiuping (“The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party” in Chinese) she felt Falun Gong practitioners in China were treated far worse than described in the articles. She cited what she witnessed to prove that Jiang Zemin, the ringleader within the CCP who started the suppression of Falun Gong, a peaceful meditation group, is an outright beast.

Ms. Liu went to Beijing for the first time in the summer of 2002 to appeal a case to the government. As she was approaching the appeal office located near the entrance of Zhongnanhai, the office and residence compound for government officials, she was arrested by police together with a dozen other petitioners. They were pushed onto a police van and taken to a detention center in Changping, a suburban county north of Beijing.

At the detention center, they kept questioning the police and government officials as to why they had been arrested and what was wrong with petitioning to higher authorities. Police responded by sending Ms. Liu and a few others who protested to Changping Mental Hospital.

At the hospital, Ms. Liu saw no doctors and nurses, only petitioners and Falun Gong practitioners, with police and guards guarding them. Armed with belts, the guards were free to roam into any room and never hesitated to whip anyone who they thought didn’t behave well. During the three days she stayed there, Ms. Liu had never been examined or treated by doctors.

Ms. Liu said that each night, three guards would come to the ward she shared with two other “patients.” They’d gang rape a 9-year-old girl, orphaned daughter of a Falun Gong couple. The girl was so traumatized and devastated that she couldn’t even walk and urinated and defecated on her bed.

Ms. Liu learned from other patients that the girl had been brought in with her parents, who were tortured to death in the hospital. Instead of being sent to an orphanage, the girl was kept in this living hell to endure such outrageous inhumanities just because her parents practiced Falun Gong.

Ms. Liu said that she had bribed the guards and was let go out of the hospital three days later after her family protested. She said Falun Gong practitioners were not as lucky and they would be kept in there, tortured and raped.

Ms. Liu said finally that the media should bring to light what they did. The Chinese Communist Party is the real evil cult, and Jiang Zemin is not human anymore, she said. If the rogue regime of the Chinese Communist Party falls, more people would step forward and tell what they have been through, and things more inhumane than what the little girl had suffered would be revealed, said Ms. Liu.

Chinese teacher is suspected in months of schoolgirl rapes

By Jim Yardley
New York Times News Service
Published June 22, 2005

XINJI, China -- The teacher always sent a girl to buy his cigarettes. He left the class unsupervised and waited in his office. When the girl returned to class with flushed cheeks and tousled hair, the other students said nothing.

For nearly three months the teacher, Li Guang, raped 26 4th- and 5th-grade girls in this rural village, parents and court officials say. Some girls were raped more than once; Li attacked them in a daily rotation. He was found out when a 14-year-old refused to go to school for fear the next morning would be her "turn." She did not want to be raped a third time.

"School is where our children learn," said Cheng Junyin, the mother of the 14-year-old. "We thought it was the safest place for them."

It is the sort of horrific case that in many countries would be a national scandal but in China has disappeared into the muffled silence of state censorship. That silence matches the silence at the heart of the case: the fact that students considered a teacher so powerful they did not dare speak out.

Indeed, even as the conventions of Chinese society are being shaken by the tumult of modernization, the Confucian reverence of teachers remains strong, particularly in isolated areas like this farming village in Gansu province in western China. Parents grant teachers carte blanche, some even condoning beatings, while students are trained to honor and obey teachers.

"The absolute authority of teachers in schools is one of the cultural reasons that teachers are so fearless in doing what they want," said Yang Dongping, a leading expert on China's education system.

Yet modernization has helped drive many teachers away from the poorest areas like Gansu. Low pay in rural areas and better opportunities in cities have caused teacher shortages in many poor areas. One study found that 35 percent of village teachers leave within three years.

Poorer schools are left to hire cheaper teachers, many of them only marginally qualified, a trend that has coincided with a disturbing string of sexual abuse cases. Yang said beatings were far more common than rape, but he noted that in 2003 the Education Ministry published a list of 10 cases in which teachers had raped students.

In December 2003 a teacher in rural Shaanxi province was executed for raping 58 girls in 15 years. In October a teenage girl in rural central China tried to commit suicide after a teacher forced her to watch him rape her cousin.

Li, 28, may go on trial by the end of June, according to a court official in Dingxi, the city where the case will be heard. If he is convicted he will face a prison term of at least 10 years, or possibly the death penalty.

Local education officials as well as prosecutors refused to be interviewed about the case, other than to confirm that the trial would be forthcoming. China's state-controlled news media have remained silent, except for a short initial newspaper article that reported Li's arrest.

But a visit to this village found families who vented their anger at such a violation of trust. The village is nearly six hours from the provincial capital, Lanzhou, the last three hours on a dirt road through the mountains.

Farming is the primary livelihood, and families often delay sending a child to school to avoid the fees. Girls are usually the first to be kept home, and some do not start school until age 9 or 10. Li's 4th-grade class had about 50 students, of whom about 26 were girls, with ages ranging from 10 to 14.

The rapes lasted until the morning Cheng Junyin's 14-year-old daughter refused to go to school. Word began to spread through the village. Jiao Zhencai, 35, said her 12-year-old had been raped twice. Yet she said the girls had been too frightened to confront the teacher. .

In the conservative culture of rural China, the shame of rape has been devastating for many families. Some have refused to talk to prosecutors or get involved in the case. Others fear that their daughters will be forever damaged, including when they reach marrying age and may be stigmatized.

Jiao may have the most difficult time forgetting what has happened. Her neighbors are Li's parents. She said they came to her home after their son was arrested and warned her not to talk about the case.

She said she told them: "Everybody has children. What if this had happened to you?"

Chinese schoolgirls' 3-month rape nightmare ends



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