I don’t want to make a habit of link-blogging but here is something that came to me via Brad Spangler that I want to share.
Yang Jia, a 28-year-old unemployed man from Beijing, appeared in court in Shanghai charged with an alleged attack against the police on July 1, the anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Mr Yang is said to have thrown molotov cocktails into a police station in Zhabei, a northern suburb of the city, before entering the building and attacking a group of unarmed officers with a knife. He was arrested at the scene.
However, instead of condemnation, he has received widespread approval from Chinese internet users, or netizens, for his apparent act of defiance.
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