A. Ying, who murdered her daughter and burned the body.
A woman in Shenzhen faces the death penalty after she confessed to killing her 8-year-old daughter and then burning the body in an attempt to cover up her crime, according to the Daily Sunshine (CN).
While this crime is appalling enough to begin with, what makes it all the more horrible is that the woman, identified as A. Ying, was apparently known to be highly abusive towards her daughter, often beating her and forcing her to perform manual labour.
As with all cases of child abuse in this country, there was public uproar over the girl’s murder, especially as the mother appears to be unrepentant about killing the daughter she always regarded as an irritant. However, while public revulsion will likely guarantee A. Ying the death penalty when her case reaches a judge, it almost certainly will not result in legislative change to better protect children from abusive parents or teachers.
The Faustian bargain the Chinese people made (or rather, were forced to make) with the CPC sacrificed political freedom for economic growth. However, the sheer size of this country and its quasi-technocratic form of governance means that problems such as child abuse, or homelessness, or child abduction, or any number of socially but not economically harmful problems, get overlooked in favour of driving the economic juggernaut that carries with it the last remaining shred of the Party’s legitimacy.
[Via: The Nanfang]