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Beijing airport explosion

A 34-year-old man in a wheelchair, upset over a crippling beating he received years ago from rogue security guards in a southern city, detonated a home-made explosive device outside the international arrival hall at Terminal 3 of the Beijing Capital International Airport on July 20, 2013, receiving serious injuries. 

Wheelchair-bound Beijing airport bomber Ji Zhongxing jailed for six years

Ji Zhongxing gestures as he speaks during his trial in Beijing in September. Photo: Xinhua

A Beijing court has sentenced Ji Zhongxing, the frustrated petitioner who set off a home-made bomb at the Beijing International Airport in July, to six years in jail.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013, 2:21pm 1 comment

Bomb went off 'by accident' at Beijing airport, petitioner says

Ji Zhongxing heads to court in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

A disabled migrant worker has told a Beijing court that a homemade bomb he brought to the Beijing Capital International Airport as part of a protest went off by accident.

18 Sep 2013 - 6:40am 1 comment

Beijing airport bomber arrested, may face up to 10 years in jail

This file picture shows Chinese security personnel moving in to investigate the scene where Ji ignited a home-made explosive device at Beijing's international airport terminal 3, injuring himself but no others. Photo: AFP

Ji Zhongxing, the man who detonated a home-made bomb at the Beijing airport earlier this month, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of bombing, his lawyer has said.

30 Jul 2013 - 3:52pm

Mainland China public crying out for justice

Ji Zhongxing (man on the wheelchair) set off a home-made explosive device at Beijing Capital International Airport to get attention to his complaints. Photo: Xinhua

The flaws of justice on the mainland have long been driving those with unresolved grievances to desperate measures. Of late, though, the desperation has been pushing people in a disturbing direction.

29 Jul 2013 - 4:25am 1 comment

Security tighter at China's airports after bomb set off

Passengers walk past Chinese policemen stand watch at Terminal 3 international arrival hall of the Beijing Capital International Airport. Photo: AP

Some mainland airports have ramped up security checks after a home-made bomb was set off at Beijing Capital International Airport at the weekend, but the government denied that the new measures were linked to the small blast.

24 Jul 2013 - 10:15am

One dead, 3 hurt in indiscriminate knife attack in Beijing

Ambulance staff tend the injured. Photo: SCMP

A woman was killed and three people, including a 2-1/2-year-old boy, were hurt in another indiscriminate attack in Beijing yesterday amid rising concerns over public safety on the mainland.

23 Jul 2013 - 6:45am 1 comment

Beijing airport bomber detained in unknown location

A homemade bomb was set off in Terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport last Saturday. Photo: AP

"My brother was so miserable with his injustices, and now, we don't know where he is and what he was arrested for," Ji Zhongji, elder brother of bomber Ji Zhongxing, told the Post yesterday.

23 Jul 2013 - 10:51am 1 comment

Beijing airport bomber's 'mistreatment' case reopened

Beijing airport bomber's 'mistreatment' case reopened

Security officials in the Guangdong city of Dongguan have been ordered to reopen the case into an alleged beating eight years ago that paralysed a motorcycle taxi driver who set off a home-made bomb in protest at Beijing's airport on Saturday.

22 Jul 2013 - 2:20pm 3 comments

Sympathy for Beijing bomber as a frustrated life is revealed

A man watches the closed-circuit television system broadcasting an explosion in T3 terminal at the Beijing Capital International Airport on Saturday. Photo: Xinhua

Messages of support posted online came after reports said 34-year old Ji Zhongxing was driven to the act by a years-long battle for justice after being severely beaten by police.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Pictured: Moment man sets off bomb at Beijing airport

One Weibo photo posted by a witness purportedly shows the moment of detonation. SCMP Pictures

A petitioner in a wheelchair set off a home-made bomb near the international arrivals gate at Beijing Capital International Airport yesterday evening, raising security concerns at one of the world's busiest airports.

21 Jul 2013 - 9:58am 7 comments