Kidnap in Shenzhen?

November 18, 2009, 01:27 PM posted in General Discussion

I was wondering if any poddies (in Shenzhen) heard about a recent kidnap in Shenzhen?
My ayi has a sister who lives there and this afternoon (while she was at my home) her sister gave her a call and I understand something was very wrong because of her many “aya's”. So I asked her what was up and she told me the following:
Her sister has 2 neighbors either one of them has a son. When they finished with their classes, they were approached by a few men and they kidnapped the kids. They asked for a ransom and one of the parents was not able to pay. One kid was returned somehow and the other murdered (with a knife) and thrown in the sea. Obviously she was quite upset...
I was wondering if this was anywhere in the news? My ayi told me China is “bad” these days and she really is worried about the safety of her sister’s daughter. They all go to the same school etc. Maybe she is next? She told me that Shenzenren are considered to be rich and this often happens….
So, I was wondering if this is true? This kind of news obviously is not on the front page of the China Daily and I am curious if anyone read / heard about this? I am 100% sure my ayi is not making this up. I was quite shocked about this story and was really wondering if they caught the responsible “people”.

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November 18, 2009, 01:31 PM


Look at ChinaSmack. If there is substance to this you will find it discussed in great detail somewhere on the Internet.  

Recently there was an incident here and it was covered in quite incredible detail in the unofficial press.  

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November 18, 2009, 01:34 PM

thx bodawei! i'll have a look at it :-)

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November 18, 2009, 02:16 PM

Hi chanelle77

I'm very sorry to hear your story. Actually, that is just one of those things (= not newsworthy) here in the PRC, where kidnapping is "a major business" and a lot of children are sold to domestic/overseas buyers. I hear Guangdong is well known for kidnapping. I read before in the newpaper that in Dongguan (东莞) city, some parents of kidnapped children took to streets in April in protest at sloppy investigations of police. They claim that more than 1,000 children were kidnapped in Dongguan in the past few years.

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November 18, 2009, 02:42 PM

噩梦,恶梦,梦魇,梦魔,寎,和 睡翻作魔

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November 18, 2009, 02:45 PM

Changye thx for sharing. I read about it sometimes but it is different when you hear it from someone so close to you. There was also a kidnap in a few months ago near the entrance of my compound. The kidnapper was shot by the police without much ado.

My ayi's story particular disturbed me bc her niece stayed with her in our house a few days when her mother had some health concerns. I was back home in EU and chatted with her on Skype, just a cute Chinese kid. It could have been her as well, I just cannot comprehend that people kill kids.

As much as I love China some things really need to change (fast) here...