Knife attack

Beijing man stabs six people to death over property dispute

An injured woman is rushed to hospital in northern Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Six people in Beijing were stabbed to death over a family property dispute by a man with a history of mental illness on Thursday, while seven others were stabbed in a separate incident in Guangxi.

Thursday, 27 March, 2014, 5:50pm 3 comments

Shaanxi schoolboy slits classmate's throat after fight

What began as a playful scuffle between two boys at a Shaanxi secondary school spiralled into tragedy on Tuesday.

9 May 2013 - 5:53pm

Man kills two in Beijing stabbing spree, dies in fight with police

The knife-wielding man, who was not identified, attacked a motorist and two passengers in a private vehicle, China Central Television reported on Saturday. 

5 May 2013 - 1:33pm

Twenty years on from knife attack, scars still linger for Monica Seles

Monica Seles

The knife attack on Monica Seles, which took place in Hamburg 20 years ago today, not only dictated security at sports events over the last two decades, but changed the victim's life forever. A similar attack must rank as every sports star's worst nightmare and any harmless fan, waiting for hours simply for their idols' autograph, is now viewed as a potential threat by security staff.

30 Apr 2013 - 3:41am

Guangzhou security official attacked by knife-wielding hawker

Photo from, of the injured chengguan official in hospital.

The official, identified as Su Jiaquan, was stabbed seven times and had knife wounds on her head, face, hands and forearms. The attacker, and other hawkers at the scene, fled immediately.

18 Jul 2013 - 3:00pm 2 comments

Four people killed in Xinjiang knife attack

Unverified online pictures of the crime scene in Korla, Xinjiang.

At least four people were killed and eight others were injured in a knife attack in central Xinjiang yesterday, according to witnesses and a spokeswoman for the restive autonomous region.

8 Mar 2013 - 5:35am

China Digest, February 25, 2013

Environmental protection officials urged Beijing residents to refrain from setting off fireworks yesterday - the last day they were allowed to do so for the Lunar New Year celebrations - because of heavy air pollution that again shrouded the capital in smog, The Beijing News reports.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am

Henan man slashes father, scalps mother in dispute over money

Screenshot of the hospitalised father of Zhou Moumou. Photo: SCMP Pictures

He violently attacked them with a knife on two seperate occasions, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2013 - 2:04pm

China Digest, January 4, 2013

A 12-year-old boy has been detained after stealing a police car and crashing it into a BMW in downtown Chuzhou on Tuesday, reports.

4 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Video: knife-wielding man kills one, injures 6 in Shenzhen

A knife-wielding man kills 1 while injuring 6 others in Shenzhen on Wednesday. Photo: screenshot from Weibo.

A knife-wielding man, having trouble finding a job, launched a savage attack in Shenzhen’s Baoan district on Wednesday.

3 Jan 2013 - 2:39pm 1 comment

China Digest, December 20, 2012

A 17-year-old waitress was given a suspended sentence of three years in prison for drowning her newborn boy in a Haidian district toilet, the Beijing Morning Post reports.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Six officials sacked over primary school knife attack in Henan

A mother shows a slashed coat hood and a father displays a bloody shirt in explaining how their sons were hurt in a knife attack. Photos: AFP

Six government employees have been punished for last Friday's attack on a primary school in Henan by a knife-wielding man who injured 23 pupils.

Members of the public had been asking why there was no security at the Chenpeng village primary school, in Guangshan county, and how the suspect could have rampaged through it for so long before being subdued.

19 Dec 2012 - 3:18am

Outcry over Chinese state media coverage of tragic school attacks

Xie Xinye, a primary school student injured in the knife attack, receives medical treatment in a hospital in Guangshan County, Henan. Photo: Xinhua

Two parallel incidents of mass violence occurred over the weekend: a shooting in Connecticut, in the United States, and a knife attack in Henan province, China - both involved men walking into schools and attacking scores of young children.

18 Dec 2012 - 6:05pm