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Chinese police say suspect is in custody over stabbing of 4 U.S. educators

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Beijing Tuesday describing it as an "isolated" incident.

Isolated, as in limited to American victims.

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No surprise

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Jilin provincial authorities have not commented on the attack.

or how much they paid for it to happen

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Terrible news -- I can't really believe it. I have happy memories of teaching in China. The students were great.

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When people are bombarded with anti-west sentiment all the time there should be no surprise that some nutball picks up and runs with it. Sad sign of the times. Stabbings are not isolated events either. You get people stabbing children and teachers all the time in China out of some sort of revenge against society. It's one of those pressure cooker crimes.

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China is one of the safest countries in the World …

Lin Jian has a sense of humor.

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Crime and society decadence keep on the rise

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Uh, no info on the stabber? Were there other non-Americans who were also stabbed or were they specifically targeted? For such sensational news there's an alarming lack of details in the reporting...

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Isolated because they were targeted.

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So it happened in China, then the perpetrator must be Chinese ?

Maybe people of other nationalities but grudging with some hard feelings over U.S. These days when America biased with supporting Israel in Gaza war. Not a positive image for Americans abroad !

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I hope the perpetrators in this case are identified and charged in court accordingly, it won't take too long as the surveillance cameras are everywhere.

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Who knows who was the attacker and what his or her motivation were, until this is made clear we are just speculating.

It could be related to any of the events that are engulfing the world now!!! or it could just be a simple altercation that led to to this, pray for the safety of the victims.

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China's president will have been shocked by this news: "During a visit to the US in November, Chinese leader Xi Jinping announced the country would invite 50,000 young Americans to China on exchange and study programs in the next five years to foster personal ties between the two countries.

The Chinese leader noted his own enduring ties to the state of Iowa in his announcement. Xi stayed with a host family in Iowa during his first visit to the US nearly four decades ago, an experience he has described as “unforgettable.”

Last week, Xi encouraged universities in China and the US to “strengthen exchanges and cooperation,” in a letter to the president of Kean University in New Jersey, which has a China-based joint venture with Wenzhou University, according to state media" (CNN)

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elephant200Today  08:07 pm JST

So it happened in China, then the perpetrator must be Chinese ?

There are 845,697 foreign nationals in China as of 2020. The population is 14,412,000,000. So yes, the probability of the prepetrator being Chinese is rather high. Not definite, but highly likely.

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The perp has now been named as Cui (崔). One of the most common last names in China, about 28% of the population. Not yet confirmed but very likely Chinese. Also see that a Chinese good samaritan also got stabbed trying to stop him. Hope for a safe recovery for all the victims.

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Hate crime.

Some people come to China to teach and get rewarded by being stabbed. Good job CCP. Your propaganda is working.

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China is one of the safest countries in the World

Well, pretty much nobody publicly disagrees with the ruling party - that's for sure!

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Sounds like China may try some variation of the JET program that worked well for Japan.

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RedemptionToday  10:42 pm JST

Sounds like China may try some variation of the JET program that worked well for Japan

If thr chinese media cannot even admit this happened, then I wouldn't trust that programme as much as I could throw it.

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Isolated, as in limited to American victims.

Sure about that?

"...and also stabbed a Chinese person who approached..."

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We didn't even know the reason for the attack, why made it such a big deal? Only a few stitches, also it's four big guys against one.

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KurisuToday  01:00 am JST

Isolated, as in limited to American victims.

Sure about that?

"...and also stabbed a Chinese person who approached..."

The Chinese victim was added to this article later by JT. The original did not mention it.

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also it's four big guys against one.

Is this the CCP spin on it?

Meanwhile back in planet normal, it was four unsuspecting victims blindsided by an attack from an armed assailant.

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Once in a while, by accident, without their realizing it, against all odds, incredibly, inexcusably, China tells the truth. Awful, awful government -- absolutely. But they might have overlooked it, been caught off-guard, forgot to run it past the proof-readers, clumsily, with so many other self-serving news, they just might have made a mistake and told the whole, true story. Even I find that hard to believe, but it just might have happened.

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Gene HennighToday 04:38 am JST

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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thats why i always tell my wife and kids, why on earth we need to travel to china? they are being brainwashed to hate Western people / foreigners and it is not surprised at all this kind of incident will keep happening again in the future. Now even HongKong is a blacklisted place for me. If you really wish to experience foreign Eastern culture, go to Taiwan or Japan, they have the culture in the purest form and most importantly, it is safe and people are friendly toward foreign tourists. Stay away from china if you want to have safe and happy holiday

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The perp has now been named as Cui (崔). One of the most common last names in China, about 28% of the population. Not yet confirmed but very likely Chinese.

Sorry, but that's wrong. Cui isn't even in the top 50 of Chinese surnames. However that name is quite common in the two Koreas, where it is read Choi. And Jilin province has a large population of ethnic Koreans.

I suppose we'll find out one way or the other, soon enough.

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Well , spread the word Mark because "Statistica " show more than 120 international tourists visiting China EACH YEAR before COVID and 140 million last year.

I think China just might be a safe destination for tourists .

My parents visited twice in the late 70's.... after Australia's PM Whitlam "normalised " relations.

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Stay away from china if you want to have safe and happy holiday

Actually boarding up and nailing people in their apartments during coronavirus was the final nail in the coffin for me so to speak.

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120 MILLION should read.

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