A student in Beijing has been prosecuted for threatening a bookstore in Xidan with a self-made bomb and a note that said:
This is a warning. I am giving your company six weeks to remove all your Chinese animation products and only sell Japanese animation products. Otherwise, I am going to bomb up the Subway #8 Line.
Apparently, the student had always been very withdrawn growing up as a child. Because he had no friends, he would always turn to Japanese cartoons. Psychologists have found him to be suffering from schizophrenia.
When the judge asked him why he did this, the student said:
Producers in the Chinese animation are all substandard. I would like foreign animation products of exceptional quality to be available in the Chinese market. I did this with the hope that the media would report on it, and bring cultural discrimination to the attention of the public.
Investigators later found that the student’s self-made bomb made from Erguotou (二锅头) wine would not explode, but the scare did cause the bookstore to call for an emergency evacuation.