In the latest development following China’s war on terror: Residents of Xinjiang are encouraged to use the “angry stare” tactic to intimidate terror suspects, according to a list of official advice that’s been making rounds on WeChat.
Amid anti-terror drills being held in response to mounting violence in the region, officials suggested six “super weapons” that could be used against suspected attackers, The Telegraph said.
The mostly conventional list, which was later shared on Wechat, included pitchforks, wooden clubs and spades, all of which officials said could be used to bludgeon assailants into submission.
However, the officials also urged villagers to launch “mental attacks” on their foes, foiling potential assailants by staring at them menacingly. An accompanying photograph showed villagers eyeing the camera more out of bemusement than malice.
The “stern look” technique was given four out of six stars for effectiveness, compared to the wooden club which received six out of six and was described as “a must-have for rural homes all over Xinjiang”.