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List of killings by law enforcement officers in China

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This article is a list of killings by law enforcement officers in the People's Republic of China, including the regions of Hong Kong and Macau. To put this in context, according to the Washington Post Database, United States police officers shot and killed 991 people in 2015. It is an incomplete list.



  • June 8: A man in an apartment complex was shot dead by police in Foshan, Guangdong, who fired warning shots, striking him. The police responded to a street dispute.
  • 2015

  • November: 28 terrorists, wanted in connection with a deadly coal mine assault, were shot dead by police in Xinjiang.
  • July: A man was killed and another was wounded by police during a protest at a construction site in Luoyang.
  • June: A man was shot dead by police at a train station in Xian, after wielding a concrete brick at people.
  • May: Man shot by police in Beijing.
  • January: Six would-be suicide bombers were shot dead by police in Xinjiang province.
  • 2014

  • December: In Guangxi province, a group of suspected religious extremists were illegally crossing into Vietnam and one of them was shot and killed by police.
  • November 5: taxi driver fleeing from police was shot dead in Guangzhou.
  • November: Three gang members were shot and killed in Guangzhou as they held knives and resisted arrest from police.
  • October: Drug dealing suspect engages shootout with police in Guangzhou and is shot dead by police. A bystander and a police officer were also killed.
  • August: Three protesters, Tsewang Gonpo, 60, Yeshe, 42; and Jinap Tharchin, 18, were shot by police in Ganzi, Sichuan province. They died in a detention center from their injuries.
  • May: Man in village shot by police after quarrel. Yunnan province.
  • May: Man with knife shot by police while driving truck.
  • May: In Lam Tin, Hong Kong, 21-year-old Ho Sai-tung was wielding a box cutter at his estranged wife. Two police officers shot and killed him.
  • 2013

  • Eight people were shot dead by police in Xinjiang after a terrorist attack.
  • November: In Guigang a police officer fatally shot a pregnant woman after a dispute in a restaurant. The officer was arrested and charged for the shooting.
  • July 17: Deng Zhengjia, a watermelon vendor, was confronted by police in Linwu. Police struck him with a weight scale, and later died.
  • 2012

  • July 1: A man was killed by a police officer in Shenzhen who filed a false report that the victim was involved in a robbery. The officer was sentenced to death for the death but the death sentence was suspended.
  • 2011

  • July 18: 2011 Hotan attack. Fourteen attackers, who killed two hostages and two security guards, were killed in a firefight with police in Hotan, Xinjiang.
  • 2009

  • March 17: Dil Limbu was shot and killed by a police officer in Hong Kong.
  • 2008

  • January 7: Wei Wenhua was beaten to death by police in Hubei.
  • 2006

  • September 30: Nangpa La shooting incident. 17-year-old Kelsang Namtso, a Tibetan protester, was killed after attempting to leave Tibet.
  • References

    List of killings by law enforcement officers in China Wikipedia

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