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Baby, 7 Adults Killed in Ax Attacks
    2009-01-07 14:18:34     CRIENGLISH.com

Baby, 7 adults killed in ax attacks
Hubei Province police were searching last night for a man who allegedly hacked eight people to death with an ax.
The victims include a 2-year-old baby, and the motive is believed to have been anger over a rejected offer of marriage.
A manhunt for the suspect began on Monday after 42-year-old Zhu Deqing and her grandson Zou Chuanshuo were found dead in their home in Suizhou City's Luoyang district.
Police said their injuries appeared to have been inflicted by an ax.
Police have identified Xiong Zhenlin, a waste recycling station owner, as the prime suspect.
They have found six bodies at Xiong's station. Those victims, all in their 50s or 60s, were his employees.
Rewards of 5,000 yuan to 50,000 yuan have been offered to anyone who can provide information that may help in the capture and conviction of the suspect.
A preliminary police investigation has revealed that a conflict between Xiong and Zhu might have sparked the killings.

China has more than 50 million web bloggers
China had over 50 million bloggers at the end November 2008, according to the Internet Society of China on Tuesday. The number of bloggers, or blog authors who write personal online journals intended for public consumption, was 47 million at the end of November 2007.
This increase in bloggers indicates that more and more Chinese are turning to the Internet to express their views about local and international events. The organization says netizens can influence government policy-making.
The first blog in China was created in August of 2002. Since then more than 100 million blogs have been created. China has the highest number of netizens in the world, with more than 290 million citizens plugged in to online communities.

Fake invoices scandal
Shanghai police announced yesterday that they have detained more than 20 people in a value-added-tax invoice scam worth 310 million yuan, over 45 million US dollars.
They had received reports that a man named Chen Kangtao was helping others obtain false VAT invoices in March last year.
Initially, he claimed to be his innocent twin brother when police called at his house. His brother, meanwhile, told police he was also not the man they were looking for.
Officers were puzzled for a while until police arranged for the twins to meet at the police station. It was then that the suspect had to admit pretending to be his brother. Chen told police he was doing business with a man named Wu Ming, who was later apprehended. Wu admitted that he had many companies engaged in writing false tax invoices for others.
Also involved was the wife of a company boss who had died years before. The wife had written false invoices worth 200 million yuan.
In all, police said, the case involved more than 1,000 companies in more than 20 provinces.





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