On the 13th, a video spread rapidly on China's portal site Baidu and social media Weibo.
This is a video of elementary school students assaulting their classmates.
● Step on it with your feet and put firecrackers on your clothes to light it…
The victim was crying, but
this video was filmed on the 12th in Liuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China, and it contains literally ruthless assaults such as three or four people stepping on a student with their feet and hitting them with slippers.
Victims sometimes kneel on the street, fall down, and crouch to avoid assault.
I can't resist and just cry.
On the other hand, laughter is heard from the offender students.
One offender sets a match on fire and places it in the victim's coat pocket.
Chinese media say the victims' pockets were full of firecrackers.
The assault continued for a while.
I wonder how young students can be so violent and cruel.
Sometimes I get goosebumps, and sometimes I get sad.
My heart hurts because of the student who was suffering.
The Chinese media haven't even reported how old these students are.
It is said that they are only elementary school students.
What is clear is that the victim looks too young.
● Chinese netizens are angry with assault video…
"Students must be punished"
This video was taken by one of the students.
The cause of the assault is still unknown.
According to local reports, Liuzhou City's education authorities visited the victims' homes several times, but the results were not disclosed and handled internally.
On the morning of the 13th, more than 100 million Chinese netizens watched this video on Weibo.
One video had over 13,000 comments.
Even in China, where there are many accidents, this video seems to have been shocking.
Most of them are comments that accuse the abuser of the abuser or show pity on the victim.
There are articles such as'how evil at a young age, it's hard to imagine','old is no excuse', and'how heartbreaking are the parents of the victims'.
There are writings that use the expression'devil' and demand a response of'eye for eye, tooth for tooth'.
'Can these children grow up properly','I don't deserve the future','The perpetrators must teach them with violence so that they can feel pain too','I am against violence, but when I cannot speak, how much violence is You can also bring definitions.'
Furthermore, there are also articles calling for China's law amendment.
'Compliance minors should be protected, but minors who violate the law should be severely punished','Even under the age of 14, criminal responsibility should not be avoided','Children are growing so fast these days that they are already the same year as adults at the age of 12. There was a post saying that it also causes me to have a problem.
● China's'Criminal Liability Age Reduction' Act has been revised, but
China also has a system called'School
Boys' like Korea.
'Job law boy' refers to not receiving criminal penalties even though he has committed a criminal offense because he does not have criminal responsibility.
Instead, they receive protective measures such as consignment of custody, social service, and repatriation to juveniles through family courts.
In Korea, it is applied to those aged 10 to 14 years old.
In other words, if you are 14 years of age or older, you will be held criminally liable, but if you are less than 14 years old, you are not subject to criminal penalties for committing a crime.
China has a higher age for criminal responsibility than Korea.
China's criminal law stipulates that people must be over 16 years old to be punished.
That doesn't mean that people under the age of 16 face no punishment.
Even 14 years old and under 16 years of age may be subject to penalties.
However, the Chinese Criminal Law limits the case to eight felony crimes, including deliberate murder, serious injury or death resulting from willful injury, rape, robbery, drug trafficking, arson, explosion, and drug injection.
Even this, the sentence is commuted to minors under the age of 18.
In China, such a move to amend the law has been actively carried out recently.
This is because there has been high demand to lower the age of criminal responsibility.
Last year, a 13-year-old boy killed a neighboring 10-year-old girl with a weapon. Since the boy wasn't 14 years old, he was not subject to criminal penalties and only received ``correction'' and ``retraining'' measures by the police.
There was a lot of public opinion about punishment.
In response, China's top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, deliberated on amendments to the criminal law last month.
This is a content that enables punishment if a person aged 12 or older and under the age of 14 intentionally murders or causes another person to die due to intentional injury.
The intention is to lower the'restricted but punishable age' from 14 to 12 years old.
Even in this case, there was an additional provision for clues that the crime was bad and that it must be approved by the Supreme People's Prosecutors' Office.
As it is promoted by the National People's Congress, there is a high possibility that the law will be revised as it is.
Of course, punishing young children is not a good thing.
It may be more important to bring back to society through education.
However, the video uploaded this time is enough to get you into a meeting with this thought.
It is necessary to comprehensively consider rehabilitation and punishment, prevention of recurrence, and protection of victims.
It remains to be seen whether this'shock' will bring about a change in Chinese society.