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So sad little baby girl! Poor little girl may her life and death not go down in vain!! Time for deep deep reflexion not only in China but ourselves too. Our we truly human?? Do we have mercy and compassion in our hearts??

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RIP little angel.

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Watching the Youtube video of this indicent was absolutely ENRAGING. As a father of two toddlers, maybe it hit harder, but it is so shameful the way nearly 7? people walked by her, then TWO different vehicles drove over her. People changed their path to walk AROUND her.

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This poor little girl was only on this planet for such a short time only to be hit by 2 cars and totally ignored by at least 20 people who turned a blind eye to her pain and suffering. I wish every single one of those people could be put into the same category as the mongrels who ran her over and dealt the same punishment. I hope there is a special place up there in heaven where she can smile and laugh and be surrounded with people who care and never ever feel what she felt again,

She declined to reveal the cause of death, saying it would be announced later

Apart from the obvious cause of death how about adding death resulting from a broken heart from watching people walk past and ignore her cries of pain and pleads for help. That is the saddest thing i have seen in a long long time.

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Damn, didnt know she died, all i knew she was in a coma. pfffffffffffff. I saw the video 1 or 2 weeks ago and was shocked how passerby's just ignored her. Wish the dad could sue all the passerby's and the drivers.

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"Police have detained the drivers of both vans on suspicion of causing a traffic accident but have not said what formal charges they would face and if manslaughter would be among them now that the girl has died."

Both drivers had damned well BETTER be charged for manslaughter. I can't envision any rationale in which they wouldn't.

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"Some experts said an unwillingness to help others is an outgrowth of urbanization as migrants pour into cities and create neighborhoods of strangers."

How does being a stranger suddenly negate the human instinct to help a fellow human in distress, much less a child? Maybe I'm just wired differently, but I really don't think so.

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there is a lot to learn about humans in this...you have to ask yourself, have I helped others obviously in need?

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So sad. RIP little one.

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How does being a stranger suddenly negate the human instinct to help a fellow human in distress, much less a child? Maybe I'm just wired differently, but I really don't think so.

This is what I dont understand either. I havent seen the video but could it be that the people just didnt see her? I could never in a million years walk past anyone lying in the street, let alone a baby, and I would like to believe most of my fellow humans couldnt either.

I have rescued a (thankfully unharmed) 2 year old from a road once before. She had wandered off from the park where a group of Mothers were picnicking. I didnt know her, or the Mother, (and got a shouting at when they saw me carrying the child like I was kidnapping her or something but thats a separate issue) but i guessed she had come from there and brought her back. I couldnt in all conscience leave her where she was. She was sitting in the middle of the road on top of the brow of a hill, so the cars wouldn`t be able to see her until the last minute, and would have been accelerating to get up the hill. My blood runs cold when I think what might have happened had I not been passing by at that time.

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Another day in China. To find the worth of a person divide him by the population of the region.

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This incident occurred in the small town of Foshan in Guangzhou province. The apathy of passer-bys enraged bloggers throughout the rest of china. Honorable mention should be made about the 'lower class' scavenger lady who stopped to help and donated her reward money to the grieving parents.

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I can not believe anyone thinks this was the drivers fault.WTF was the mother.Drivers in a Van could not have possibly seen her.Charge Mother!I see this situation in Tokyo almost daily.Children roaming aimlessly while their criminal Mothers shop or text.

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Both drivers had damned well BETTER be charged for manslaughter. I can't envision any rationale in which they wouldn't.

In most Western countries, the driver(s) would be severely punished for leaving the scene of an accident. However, if a person walks in front of traffic, I don't think the drivers would be charged unless they were speeding, drink driving or breaking some other law when the accident occurs. In Japan, though, the driver will be charged with negligent driving causing injury/death in almost every case. I remember a case years back when a drunk guy stumbled onto a main road in Osaka late at night and was killed when a car (or maybe taxi) hit him. Although it was detrmined that the driver could not have avoided hitting the man, he was still charged with negligent driving causing death.

I don't know much about this incident. Maybe the drivers were at fault. I'm just giving you an example of a rationale that would not see them charged with manslaughter for the initial impact.

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Oh man, that's cold.

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Bogi,

"In most Western countries, the driver(s) would be severely punished for leaving the scene of an accident."

Yes, you're right, of course. But my issue is precisely with the drivers having left the scene of the accident. The first driver slowed down after running over the child, then left. The second driver ran her over without slowing down and left. They both deserve every ounce of wrath society and the parents can muster, although nowhere near the level of anger and disdain that should rained down on the people who just ignored this poor child.

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The wealth gap and cold hearted of some people really shows..

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the van drivers should hang to death immediately! in-human behaviour of the chinese people who by pass also didnt bother at all. I am a singaporean chinese also feel ashamed with the same race with them. i hope god will punished them!

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China, where is the Human Right in your country! The Chinese government should look seriously on this case and educate their people, not just ignore it eventhough your population is the highest in this world! Life is only once given by GOD!

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Some experts said an unwillingness to help others is an outgrowth of urbanization as migrants pour into cities and create neighborhoods of strangers.

.....Sounds like some places in Japan (I won't say all of Japan, but some).

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a better article about this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15331773

only now I see with my own eyes how one-sided news article can be

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Some experts said an unwillingness to help others is an outgrowth of urbanization as migrants pour into cities and create neighborhoods of strangers.

LFRAgainOct. 21, 2011 - 01:59PM JST

How does being a stranger suddenly negate the human instinct to help a fellow human in distress, much less a child? Maybe I'm just wired differently, but I really don't think so.

LFRAgain: I don't think these "experts" are trying to justify what has happened here, but merely trying to find the cause of mass disconnect and lack of social responsibility. I think many cities in Japan are in a similar state of....... "strangerness", and the reason is simple: With high population density, it's EASY to become a stranger, keep to yourself, not talk to neighbors, and not volunteer, and not help people out. It's takes EFFORT to do these things. (Now I'm sure many communities in China, Japan, and the world for that matter do a good job of maintaining that effort though)

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@Honey

.Drivers in a Van could not have possibly seen her.

Either you've not seen the video, or you've mis-typed your sentence by forgetting to put the words "how" at the start, and "is unbelievable" at the end. The first driver was either drunk, using his phone, or doing anything other than looking at the road in front of him. She's as clear as day in the middle of the road, and from the video, he wasn't even travelling at speed (It's a few days since I've seen it, but it even looks like he's just set off).

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@ Knuts: Thanks for that insight. Come to think of it, I've heard before that in Thailand it's the same thing; "If you see a body lying in the streets while driving, don't pull over because you'll be blamed for it".....not that that justifies leaving someone for dead, or a hit and run in the first place though, just saying.

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Some people here have nothing better to than give thumb downs?? But no brains nor courage to even explain why?? I'm not surprised But I stand by by comments. All humans must reflect on their behavior ASAP! No mercy no compassion for a little girl?? This is a messed up world we all live in and time to try and dig deeper into our souls IMHO.

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Harrasing the 18 passers-by is not the problem. The problem is some Chinese are harrasing the 19th person 陳賢妹 (chin ken mei) all over the internet. She is being harrased for saving the child.

source: http://woman.excite.co.jp/News/column/20111018/Rocketnews24_142463.html

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I cried after watching the video, How i wish i was there to save the little girl :( how cold do they have a heart? is that the place where nobody care?

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A sad end. Rest in peace, Wang Yue. At the very least, you will be remembered.

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I still cannot get my head round this whole tragic incident. I cannot understand how people could just walk past a little baby girl with obvious mortal wounds bleeding so profusely. I wonder what world I have brought my three into.

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A scrap picker showed the mercy and kindness that others failed and neglected to act upon. We are not all passers by, there will always be in any country those with and without concern for fellow human beings. I would like to believe that the former are indeed the majority

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There have been other similar cases in China recently- as the BBC article says, people are afraid of being sued or set up to be framed... and there was a case where a guy ran over a kid, which if he was caught could mean paying out for the rest of the kid's life... so he backed up once or twice & made sure the kid was dead, which only means a one time pay out.

And if you see the way most people in China drive, it's amazing there aren't more of these tragedies.

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I haven't been able to read anything about the parents yet. Does anyone know why the little girl was wandering in the street?

In any case, I simply can't imagine not stopping to help. How would you be able to live with yourself if you did that?

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I see China still holds females in low esteem.

What was this toddler doing out on the street by herself? Doesn't say if she was struck in broad daylight or night time. It's conceivable the second vehicle didn't even realize she was human, H&Rs are often struck a second or even third time after falling into the street. But why nobody who saw her struck (and it sounds as if there were plenty of people around by the article) didn't move her from the street....or even pull her from the street before she was hit....is definitely sad.

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i'm very very angry when i saw the video! i really want to beat that bastard murderer! i hope the chinese government must take a very stern action against the murderer! no sense of human! i hope everyone voice out to pressure the chinese government to take action!

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I couldn't watch the video but i did see some snap shots on tv. I can not believe people just walked by. Totally disgusting! may the poor girl never be forgotten. R.I.P.

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i'll never understand why humans can be so insensitive

RIP poor sweet little child.

she barely had begun her life

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i'll never understand why humans can be so insensitive

RIP poor sweet little child.

she barely had begun her life

They were NOT insensitive, they were plain CRIMINAL!!! They will pay for what they have done. Karma is real.

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China is falling apart.

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It physically sickened me to see this video. To think that those chinese call themselves humans is a disgrace. They just showed on national video that they have zero morals. And we give them so much of our US business. Had a child been accidently hit here in the US, i am sure people would have run to help. Most americans care. That driver can not say he did not see the child, cause he did and he even stopped then decided to go ahead and finsh running over her with his back tire since he had already hit her once. Then he left her to die, as did ever person who biked, drove or walked past that poor baby girl laying there suffering and dying all alone!!! This was no war zone. This was a market street!! This was a criminal act and should be punishied as such. All the peole who walked past her are just as much to blame in my mind. I hope they are now questioning their lack of social responsibility and morals. Because this just proves how lacking they are!! May that sweet lil girl rest in peace. May the rest of them rot in hell.

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Let me clairfy. I am not blaming every chinese person. I am not in china and dont know every person. I am blaming every person who passed her and left her and I blame the 2 vehicles who hit her and I blame the parents for not even noticing she was missing. You never see them come running out of the store searching frantic for their child. And the one man who looked several times and finally drug her out of the road and then left her like trash he was just tired of looking at. thats who I blame!!!!

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So sad. Every day I go to school, I can't concentrate. All I can think about is this accident. I'm trying to put all this behind me. But it's too harsh to forget about. I wouldn't have heard of this. I found this out on Wednesday, Oct. 19. My dad showed me on Sina.com. I pray for this child everyday since. But didn't know she died on the day I found out. Her life just started and it ended so fast. Curse those bitches (bypassers) for leaving this poor little girl behind. Good thing the security camera was on. So sad when she got hit. I just can't forget about this event. I wish I could go back in time to save her. People now a day cares for their-selves. Just can't stand seeing her dying. People also don't want to get involve cause other people might blame THAT person for doing it. I too, is a Chinese person. This story had affected the whole entire school I'm in. RIP little girl. I hope their parents reunite in Heaven.

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I'm still haunted by the video images...Husband just told me to forget about traveling to China..He said we will go to India or Bali instead. Well, I never had any kind of hatred or grudge against China but my husband has spoken so, oh well. He's old school Yamato..There's not much I can do to change his mind.

I'm so sorry for those subhumans that in one way or another hurt this child. For they will pay 100 times over. They will die and burn. Period!!

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i'm so angry this happened...Little Yueyue RIP

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glad those idiots that ignored Yueyue are being harassed.

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According to the Chinese press, Chinese citizens and government are doing a lot of soul-searching and calling for moral education. In Japan, babies are often discarded like garbage into the trash bin. When will Japan start showing outrage over such lack of regard for children?

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Kaminarioyaji, Again,Where was the Mother?

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Just saw this on the news last night. Shocked, horrified, and disgusted. Shame on the 18 who ignored the dying toddler.

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Just when you didn't think it could get any worse, apparently Chen Xianmei, the woman who came to the child's aid, is being accused by a fair number of Chinese for helping the child solely for publicity.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/chinese-toddlers-hit-and-run-mother-praises-rescuer/

Un-freakin-believable. So people chose not to help lest they garner publicity? What the hell is wrong with some people?

In better news though, Chen received a reward for her actions from the city, and the gratitude of the dead child's mother.

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**So sad she is a lil angel now! hope does ppl pay for what they did.

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yes ppl are wondering where was the mother but really! watch the road this was a lil baby bleeding ppl just looking how crazy is that and the first driver just stop and then drove slowly over her lil body...

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