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China   a rrests man suspected of   k i l l i n g   11 peopleThe AP
Published: Sunday, May. 27, 2012 - 4:38 am


BEIJING

Authorities have a rrested a man in southwestern China accused of k illing 11 people and dismembering, b urning and burying their bodies to destroy the evidence.

The M inistry of P ublic S ecurity said in a statement Sunday that 56-year-old   Z h a n g    Y o n g m i n g  was

a rrested by p olice in Y unnan province on murder charges.

It said   Z h a n g  is suspected of   a ttacking male victims who were walking alone on a quiet road near his home in

    J i n n i n g   county.

The case is believed to be related to media reports this past week that at least eight young people had gone missing in the county.

The reports sparked a public outcry because they cited relatives of the missing as saying that p olice ignored their pleas for help and prevented them from contacting the media.



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Post time 2012-5-28 02:38:58 |Display all floors
Man makes meat of 20 teens

BEIJING - Police in southwest China have detained a man suspected of murdering more than a dozen boys and young men, chopping up their bodies and selling the flesh to unsuspecting consumers, reports said Friday.

Zhang Yongming, 56, was detained two weeks ago in Nanmen village in Yunnan province and is being investigated over the murder of a 19-year-old man in late April, the Guangxi News website reported.

Police searching Zhang's home found the young man's cellphone, bank card and other evidence, according to the website, which said more than a dozen other teenagers had gone missing from the village over the years.

It said Zhang had previously served almost 20 years in jail for murder.

Zhang was known in the village as the "cannibal monster," the site reported, quoting residents as saying they had seen green plastic bags hanging from his home, with what appeared to be white bones protruding from the top.

Local police declined comment when contacted by AFP Friday, saying information would be made available "at an appropriate time", and other reports on the gruesome case appeared to have been removed from Chinese websites.

But Hong Kong newspaper The Standard said Friday that police entering  Z h a n g ' s home discovered human eyeballs preserved inside wine bottles and pieces of what appeared to be human flesh hanging in the house to dry.

Police feared that  Z h a n g  had fed human flesh to his three dogs, while selling other parts on the market, calling it "ostrich meat", according to The Standard.

Beijing has dispatched a team of experts to   Y u n n a n  to supervise the investigation into the missing teenagers and two local police chiefs have been dismissed from their positions, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Families of the missing suspected that they had been kidnapped and forced to work in illegal brick kilns, Xinhua said, adding that the government had urged a swift resolution to the case. (AFP)
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Post time 2012-5-28 02:53:18 |Display all floors
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A Chinese "Media Blackout"  ???
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Post time 2012-5-28 02:56:58 |Display all floors
China news agency breaks 'serial killer' silence
(AFP) – 4 hours ago  
BEIJING — A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing 11 men in China, the official Xinhua news agency confirmed on Sunday, breaking its silence over the capture of a loner dubbed the "cannibal monster".
News reports from China and Hong Kong on Friday alleged the 56-year-old, a convicted murderer who was released from prison in  1 9 9 7 , had chopped up the bodies of the dead and sold the flesh to unsuspecting consumers.
Zhang Yongming was detained more than two weeks ago in his village in southwest China, where he was known as the "cannibal monster", the Guangxi News website reported last week.
It quoted residents as saying they had seen green plastic bags hanging from his home, with what appeared to be white bones protruding from the top.
The influential Xinhua made no mention of cannibalism in its "exclusive" story on Sunday of the arrest of the man it called "the alleged serial killer" and made few of the graphic revelations contained in the earlier reports.
A previous Xinhua report said only that Beijing had dispatched a team of experts to Yunnan province, where the accused lives, to supervise an investigation into missing teenagers.
Almost all last week's reports on the grisly case -- which made headlines around the world -- were later removed from Chinese websites and online searches for the words "missing in Yunnan" were also blocked.
Chinese media normally face few restrictions on reporting about non-political crimes, and it was not immediately clear why details of the Yunnan case had been originally censored.
Cannibalism is a particularly sensitive subject in China, where it was practised as a survival tactic during periods of mass starvation, for example in the wake of a failed industrialisation drive launched in the late 1950s.
"A large amount of physical evidence and DNA comparisons show that Zhang Yongming from
N a n m e n  village, Jinning county, killed the 11 males," Sunday's report said, citing the ministry of public security.
"After the murders, Zhang used various means, including dismemberment, burning and burial, to destroy the evidence."
Zhang is said to have attacked his victims while they were walking alone near his home.
Hong Kong newspaper The Standard had said police discovered human eyeballs preserved inside wine bottles -- "like snake wine" -- and pieces of what appeared to be human flesh hanging up to dry when they entered Zhang's home.
Police feared that Zhang had fed human flesh to his three dogs, while selling other parts on the market, calling it "ostrich meat", according to The Standard.
Xinhua's Sunday report quoted the public security ministry as saying that it would work with local authorities to punish any police officers found to be guilty of dereliction of duty.
Internet users have expressed dismay that officials had not tackled the case sooner.
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Post time 2012-5-28 03:05:56 |Display all floors
CHINA'S Xinhua news agency has broken its silence on the arrest of a man dubbed the ''cannibal monster''.
News reports from China and Hong Kong on Friday alleged the 56-year-old, a convicted murderer who was released from prison in 1997, had chopped up the bodies of the dead and sold the flesh to unsuspecting consumers.

Zhang Yongming was detained more than two weeks ago in his village in southwest China, where he was known as the "cannibal monster", the Guangxi News website reported last week.

It quoted residents as saying they had seen green plastic bags hanging from his home, with what appeared to be white bones protruding from the top.

The official Xinhua news agency finally reported on the man's capture overnight but made no mention of cannibalism in its "exclusive" story.  The news service said the arrest was of an ''alleged serial killer" and made few of the graphic revelations contained in the earlier reports.

A previous Xinhua report said only that Beijing had dispatched a team of experts to Yunnan province, where the accused lives, to supervise an investigation into missing teenagers.

Almost all last week's reports on the grisly case - which made headlines around the world - were later removed from Chinese websites and online searches for the words "missing in Yunnan" were also blocked.

Chinese media normally face few restrictions on reporting about non-political crimes, and it was not immediately clear why details of the Yunnan case had been originally censored.

Cannibalism is a particularly sensitive subject in China, where it was practised as a survival tactic during periods of mass starvation, for example in the wake of a failed industrialisation drive launched in the late 1950s.

"A large amount of physical evidence and DNA comparisons show that Zhang Yongming from
N a n m e n  village, Jinning county, killed the 11 males," the report said, citing the ministry of public security.

"After the murders, Zhang used various means, including dismemberment, burning and burial, to destroy the evidence."

Mr Zhang is said to have attacked his victims while they were walking alone near his home.

Hong Kong newspaper The Standard had said police discovered human eyeballs preserved inside wine bottles - "like snake wine" - and pieces of what appeared to be human flesh hanging up to dry when they entered Mr Zhang's home.

Police feared that Mr Zhang had fed human flesh to his three dogs, while selling other parts on the market, calling it "ostrich meat", according to The Standard.

Xinhua's report quoted the p ublic s ecurity  m inistry as saying that it would work with local authorities to punish any police officers found to be guilty of dereliction of duty.

Internet users have expressed dismay that officials had not tackled the case sooner.
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Post time 2012-5-28 16:45:56 |Display all floors
This post really soooooo booooooring !

(because it did not involve Anglo-land)
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Post time 2012-5-28 17:47:45 |Display all floors
This post was edited by 29042012 at 2012-5-28 17:48

It is in fact more booooring than I thought.

But the burning question is of course,

WHY Chinese media did censor this story for many years, let alone investigating this ???
Why did Chinese authorities not search for the missing persons ?
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