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Country  China
Province  Hubei
Population  602,649 (2000)

Shishou (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a county-level city under the administration of the prefectural-level city Jingzhou, in the south of Hubei province, Peoples Republic of China.


Map of Shishou

2009 Shishou incident

In June 2009, Shishou was rocked by violent protest after a man, Tu Yuangao, was found dead, supposedly due to suicide, outside the Yonglong hotel. The hotel is owned by a relative of Shishous mayor. Tu, 24, was the hotels chef. Fearing a cover up, Tus family refused to accept that his death was a suicide, and guarded his body while awaiting investigation. When police tried to forcefully remove Tus body, local residents joined Tus family, blocking the hotel entrance from the police. On June 19 a large number of local residents guarded the hotel, fighting with the police, including armed police. Confrontations between the police and residents continued outside the hotel, and on June 20, the municipal government began cutting internet connections in Shishou. On June 21, the police managed to break through the crowd and took Tus corpse to a crematorium, apparently without giving the family the investigation it had requested.

The people in shishou protesting & angry at chinese authorities june 20, 2009 (2/2)


Shishou Beautiful Landscapes of Shishou

Shishou is located in the south of the province, near its border with Hunan. The Shishou City National Baiji Reserve for Chinese river dolphins is nearby. It shares its name with a stream flowing into the Yangtze River.


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