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PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 May, 2013, 12:22pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 May, 2013, 11:39am

Poorly parked BMW in Beijing spray-painted with insults


Amy Li began her journalism career as a crime news reporter in Queens, New York, in 2004. She joined Reuters in Beijing in 2008 as a multimedia editor. Amy taught journalism at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu before joining SCMP in Hong Kong in 2012. She is now an online news editor for SCMP.com. Amy can be reached at chunxiao.li@scmp.com, or follow her on Twitter @AmyLiSCMP

If you drive a luxury car in Beijing, you should be careful how and where you park it.

A white BMW sedan that apparently occupied space of two neighbouring spots in a residential parking lot - a mistake or an intentional negligence - was spray-painted with graffiti and attacked on some social websites on Thursday, according to the Beijing Evening News

“Stupid f*, you can’t park,” the words were seen sprayed on one side of the car in black paint.

The same words were also sprayed on a Mercedez parked nearby, said the report.

"As much as I loathe bad parking, this is wrong," said a blogger on Weibo, where the photo went viral on Friday.

Others blamed the rich-hating mentality prevalent in China, where the gap between rich and poor has widened in recent years. 

"Would this have happened if it's not a BMW?"asked another: "Stop hating rich people!"

"They deserve it," chanted others.

Bad driving and parking is common in many Chinese cities, where a growing number of middle-class residents are buying cars and driving to work. 


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Should be done to cars parking on the foot path in HK.
This is just the beginning.
Some studies have suggested that what Chinese most hate is not the rich per-se, but rather those that have acquired ill-gotten wealth, i.e. those that use access and influence with the government to extort monopoly profits. It's not just that the gap between the rich and poor has grown, but also that much of the nouveau riche has become wealthy via political corruption. This is perhaps the most important source of antipathy towards the government in the general population.
This can easily be waxed off. The a-hole driver probably deserves it. A key woudl have been more permenant.
Yes, this probably wouldn't have happened if the car wasn't a BMW, but then it's always the people who drive BMW's and Mercedes who park like this............so that kind of sums it up..........
It is true - it is mostly drivers of expensive cars park like this, They seem to think they are above the law. Spray on them!
should do it to whatever the make of the car.
Who do they think they are that they're entitled to park where they darn well please? In Shenzhen they block the bike paths and even park on the sidewalks. Power to the graffiti artists!
Summed up quite nicely and accurately! I sense a brewing class war in China!


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