Recently, news of parents killed by their teenage children was reported widely throughout China. These incidents stunned the public. Some Hong Kong media lamented that with so many cold-blooded young killers spreading throughout China, something has happened to the education in China.
Not long ago, a 13-year-old boy from Jianhu County, Jiangsu Province, was suspected of killing his mother with a kitchen knife because he was unhappy with her discipline. The incident stirred up public opinion again. Sadly, this was not the first tragedy of children killing parents.
On the evening of December 31 last year, in the Santang Town of Hengnan, Hunan Province, Luo, a 13-year-old boy, fled after killing his parents with a hammer over family disputes. On the afternoon of January 2 this year, Hengnan police arrested him in Dali, Yunnan.
On the evening of December 2, 2018, a 12-year-old boy from Wuhushan Town, Yiyang City, Hunan Province, killed his mother with a knife. The boy said indifferently: “I have not killed anyone else, and the one I killed is only my mother.”
On the evening of December 5, 2018, a resident of Wenxing Town was at home and was killed by his 13-year-old son.
On December 8, 2017, a 13-year-old boy from Wenxing Town, Dazhu County, Sichuan Province, killed his mother at home, cut her head off and threw it into a bucket of feces. He then recorded a video and posted it on WeChat.
These shocking events are truly thought-provoking. Childhood and teenage years should be an age of innocence, but something has turned these innocent children into demons. This makes people wonder what is happening in today’s Chinese society and what is behind the real cause of all these tragedies.
Some Hong Kong media said that while society is lamenting the juveniles’ killing sprees, it should be engaged in some re-thinking and ask when did the Chinese children become so cold-blooded and so indifferent to family relationships? When did the children start to be so hateful to their loved ones and what has happened to China’s education system?
Parents entrust their children to the school and hope that the children will gain knowledge, but the result is that the nation’s growing flowers are being cultivated into beasts. Shouldn’t these incidents make schools reflect?
In today’s society, the culture of cyberbullying is rampant; when the whole society is full of greed for pleasure and money-chasing, it is almost impossible for children’s psychology to gain positive energy from that situation. There are few ethics in a morbid society.
In the cases of minors killing their parents, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda regulators do not allow the media to report on these cases, and the ones transmitted through private channels are only the tip of the iceberg, but it is already quite horrifying.
Translated by Yi Ming