Death pits technology against Chinese control

Wenhua - Wei Wenhua was beaten to death after he took pictures of a streetside fracas between villagers and authorities.
@shakeroo (3990)
Malaysia
January 17, 2008 3:55am CST
A Chinese blogger who tried to capture some photos of an ugly scene where 50 city inspectors were beating villagers was killed when one of the inspectors noticed what he was trying to do. The construction company manager was driving his car when he witnessed an ugly scene: a team of about 50 city inspectors beating villagers who tried to block trucks from unloading trash near their homes. Wei took out his cell phone and began taking pictures. The city inspectors saw Wei and then attacked him in a beating that lasted five minutes. By the time it was over, the 41-year-old Wei was slumped unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital but was dead on arrival. Sometimes it is best to stay away from this kind of things but then who is going to do the dirty work of uncovering the truth? It is a mean world out there. What do you think? Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/01/16/china.blogger/index.html
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• Philippines
17 Jan 08
If I was in his place and saw those men, I would just run away! I am much too scared of them ganging up on me for revenge and for me not to talk about what I saw... :(
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• Philippines
17 Jan 08
Sometimes, I think we should just be quiet :)
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 08
I would have taken off too...