Killing Nineteen Chinese Get Minimal Reporting


In a remote Chinese mountain village, 19 bodies were found. Among the dead was a 3-year-old. Hours later, a young man was arrested in connection with the killings.

Had this crime, discovered on Thursday morning, occurred in the United States, it would have ranked as one of the most horrific mass murders in the nation’s history, worse than the killings last year in San Bernardino, Calif., where 14 people died, and the 2012 shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., which killed 12.

But in China, the country’s censors have been hard at work taking down posts about the killings on social media that deviate from the terse, five-sentence account released Thursday afternoon by Xinhua, the official news agency, and dutifully reproduced in print and on the internet across the country.

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Source Credits: Michael Forsythe in The New York Times. Image above is from the city of Kunming.

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