According to Jimu News, on Dec. 1, a 57-year-old villager Feng Moujun chased the village Secretary and accountant with a sharp knife. The village party secretary was stabbed and died at the scene while the village accountant escaped with no injury. 

On the evening of Dec. 4, the police from the Dengta Public Security Bureau stated that the suspect Feng Moujun had allegedly hanged himself when he was discovered on the evening of Dec.1, and the case is still under investigation.

In recent years, the regime of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has become a gang group. Conflicts between citizens and CCP officials have become increasingly acute, and conflict-turn-killing cases have occurred frequently.

In October 2021, Zhang Qihong, local secretary of Luohan Village, Caidian District, Wuhan, and five members of his family were murdered. The police said that the suspect killed two more people and then fled to the Yangtze River Bridge and jumped off.

On March 22, 2021, a 59-year-old villager brought combustible explosives to the village committee of Mingjing Village, Hualong Town, Panyu, Guangzhou. He then ignited them, causing the deaths of five people and injuring  five others.

On March 17, 2017, Ming Jingguo, a villager in Nankang District killed Zhuo Yu, the chairman of the township people’s congress because of the order for the demolition of houses. The incident was a shock to the locals.

Yang Haiying, a professor of anthropology at Shizuoka University in Japan, who is familiar with China’s national conditions, told Radio Free Asia that similar cases have appeared in China from time to time. This criminal pattern reflects that the relationship between the Chinese government and the people has been in a state of tension. 

In the mechanism of China’s official-civilian relationship, there is no third party that can mediate disputes between the two parties or bring justice to the people, which often leads to extreme methods when the people have no way to sue and find justice.

Zhao Yan, a former China researcher at the New York Times Beijing Reporter Station told VOA that at the local level, people are facing collusion and corruption from officials and cadres. Their complaints are basically blocked, all the laws of the CCP cannot bring justice for the people and solve conflicts. Therefore, the local corrupt leads to inevitable cases of the killing of officials—then suicide tragedies.

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