I first got to know this tragedy happened in Kunming, China around noon time yesterday in an unofficial way; I got the information in a Chinese version of twitter and it was all over the news eight hours after. Eight hours is a long time for a big event like this. I was so disappointed with Chinese media. I guess the reason why the news came in late is because of the Chinese media system. Every single one of the news paper, TV station, radio channel is related to the Chinese government. So that whenever a event, which has huge bad influence to the society, suddenly happened without a premonitor, Chinese media need to ask the government about how to write news. Indeed the information that is on the news are not one hundred percent reliable.
As I look at this event, which 29 people died from a knife attack at abusy train station, there are lots of thing that I want to talk about. First it is the reason of this terror attack. China is at a sensitive time period right now, which two huge meeting will be going on at capital Beijing at 3-3 and 3-5. Those two meetings are The meeting of National People’s Congress(NPC) and The meeting of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC). Every year around this time Chinese police are told to be alerted of emergency and every year there will be something bad happen and reflect a society problem. Just a month ago eight people, was killed by Chinese police because of the reason of attacking Police station and cars. Those eight people got killed month ago and these ten assailants yesterday are all came form Xinjiang, which was a province in China that always wants to get Independence and divide form China. Secondly I also believe that there is a reason that why this terror attack happened at yesterday. Chinese people are not feeling free, not feeling free with their issues: they have nowhere to report the problems they have and gain justice. The member of Chinese National People’s Congress are not normal citizens, instead they are governors. For example, my dad used to be a town mayor and now he is the head of a local educational department; and he is a member of National People’s Congress for over 15 years. So that those normal citizens could not report their problems through out the NPC meeting and they decided to throw a terror attack to get all the attention. It is sad to say that those kind of emergency become a traditional event every year during this period of time.
There have to be some changes taken places in Chinese political system, or those terror attack will be going on and on.