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June 4, 1991 | United Press International
Jiang Qing, widow of China's Chairman Mao Tse-tung and ringleader of the infamous Gang of Four, reportedly committed suicide last month in the suburban Beijing villa where she had been under house arrest for 10 years, Time magazine reported Monday. The magazine said that Jiang, 77, a well-known actress before marrying Mao in the late 1930s, was known to have throat cancer and may have wished to shorten her suffering.
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December 8, 2002 | Ted Anthony, Associated Press Writer
One day this month, three nurses will sit down at telephones in Beijing and do something that would have been unheard of in China just a decade ago: They'll try to stop anyone who calls from committing suicide. As 1.
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March 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber, angry because his wife had left him, killed himself and 36 other people at a village wedding in northern China's Shanxi province, the China Youth Daily reported. The newspaper said farmer Liu Zhanjin, a 34-year-old former miner used to handling explosives, filled several bags with 110 pounds of explosives and transported them to the wedding on a handcart. Liu set off the explosives in the middle of the wedding party, which was attended by more than 100 people Wednesday.
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July 4, 2001 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a dozen adherents of the outlawed Falun Gong meditation movement apparently died last month in a Chinese labor camp in what the government says was a mass suicide but the group's representatives allege was the result of brutal mistreatment. A government official in northeastern Heilongjiang province said that 14 Falun Gong followers hanged themselves June 20 in the Wanjia labor camp, the Associated Press reported today.
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February 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A man set off explosives in Tiananmen Square, killing himself and injuring a South Korean tourist in what Chinese police quickly labeled a suicide. Police said the bomber was a mentally ill man from Hubei province. A police official said the man, Li Xiangshan, was known to police, having come to the capital four times previously to appeal to Chinese leaders. The government-run New China News Agency described Li as a farmer and said the South Korean tourist was slightly injured.
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March 19, 2001
A 12-year-old girl who set herself on fire in Tiananmen Square in a purported protest against the crackdown on the Falun Gong meditation sect has died in a Beijing hospital, government-run television said. Liu Siying died Saturday night of heart trouble at Jishuitan Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment since she and four others set themselves ablaze Jan. 23. One of the other four, Liu's mother, died that day in the square. The three who remain are still in the hospital's burn unit.
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January 10, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A Ugandan studying at Zhongshan Medical Science University in Canton committed suicide last week by jumping from a dormitory window, the official New China News Agency said Monday. It said the student, Nsubuga David Mugwanya, 26, had been depressed because of financial difficulties and failures in exams.
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January 24, 2001 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a graphic escalation of the protest against the ban on the group, five alleged followers of the Falun Gong meditation sect set themselves on fire Tuesday in Tiananmen Square, state media said. One woman died in the incident here hours before millions of Chinese rang in the Lunar New Year, and the four other demonstrators were injured, the official New China News Agency said.
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February 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A member of the Falun Gong spiritual movement outlawed by China committed suicide by setting himself on fire, and a note found near his body said followers must sacrifice themselves for the sect, state media reported. Tan Yihui, 25, a shoe shiner who traveled 870 miles from his home in southern China, doused himself with gasoline on a Beijing street and ignited it, the New China News Agency said. It said Tan was dead when police arrived minutes later.
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November 23, 1988 | From Reuters
Two Chinese lovers blew themselves up with a bomb on the Great Wall and seriously injured a New Zealand woman, a New Zealand Embassy official said Tuesday. A police spokesman said the Chinese lovers, both married to others, died when they set off the bomb Monday in a turret on the Badaling section of the Great Wall. The site, 43 miles northwest of Beijing, is one of China's most popular tourist spots.
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March 19, 2001
A 12-year-old girl who set herself on fire in Tiananmen Square in a purported protest against the crackdown on the Falun Gong meditation sect has died in a Beijing hospital, government-run television said. Liu Siying died Saturday night of heart trouble at Jishuitan Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment since she and four others set themselves ablaze Jan. 23. One of the other four, Liu's mother, died that day in the square. The three who remain are still in the hospital's burn unit.
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February 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A member of the Falun Gong spiritual movement outlawed by China committed suicide by setting himself on fire, and a note found near his body said followers must sacrifice themselves for the sect, state media reported. Tan Yihui, 25, a shoe shiner who traveled 870 miles from his home in southern China, doused himself with gasoline on a Beijing street and ignited it, the New China News Agency said. It said Tan was dead when police arrived minutes later.
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January 24, 2001 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a graphic escalation of the protest against the ban on the group, five alleged followers of the Falun Gong meditation sect set themselves on fire Tuesday in Tiananmen Square, state media said. One woman died in the incident here hours before millions of Chinese rang in the Lunar New Year, and the four other demonstrators were injured, the official New China News Agency said.
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March 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber, angry because his wife had left him, killed himself and 36 other people at a village wedding in northern China's Shanxi province, the China Youth Daily reported. The newspaper said farmer Liu Zhanjin, a 34-year-old former miner used to handling explosives, filled several bags with 110 pounds of explosives and transported them to the wedding on a handcart. Liu set off the explosives in the middle of the wedding party, which was attended by more than 100 people Wednesday.
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February 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A man set off explosives in Tiananmen Square, killing himself and injuring a South Korean tourist in what Chinese police quickly labeled a suicide. Police said the bomber was a mentally ill man from Hubei province. A police official said the man, Li Xiangshan, was known to police, having come to the capital four times previously to appeal to Chinese leaders. The government-run New China News Agency described Li as a farmer and said the South Korean tourist was slightly injured.
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May 14, 1997 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An explosion Tuesday rocked a park in the heart of Beijing just a few hundred yards from the central government compound, authorities said. Police confirmed that the blast occurred in Zhongshan Park, outside the Forbidden City and across the street from the Zhongnanhai compound where China's top leaders have their offices.
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July 4, 2001 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a dozen adherents of the outlawed Falun Gong meditation movement apparently died last month in a Chinese labor camp in what the government says was a mass suicide but the group's representatives allege was the result of brutal mistreatment. A government official in northeastern Heilongjiang province said that 14 Falun Gong followers hanged themselves June 20 in the Wanjia labor camp, the Associated Press reported today.
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May 14, 1997 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An explosion Tuesday rocked a park in the heart of Beijing just a few hundred yards from the central government compound, authorities said. Police confirmed that the blast occurred in Zhongshan Park, outside the Forbidden City and across the street from the Zhongnanhai compound where China's top leaders have their offices.
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June 4, 1991 | United Press International
Jiang Qing, widow of China's Chairman Mao Tse-tung and ringleader of the infamous Gang of Four, reportedly committed suicide last month in the suburban Beijing villa where she had been under house arrest for 10 years, Time magazine reported Monday. The magazine said that Jiang, 77, a well-known actress before marrying Mao in the late 1930s, was known to have throat cancer and may have wished to shorten her suffering.
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April 26, 1989
A hijacker with explosives strapped to his back blew himself up after failing to force a domestic Chinese airliner carrying 50 people to fly to Taiwan, the China News Service reported. It said two passengers were injured in the explosion during the attempted hijacking on a flight from Zhejiang province to the neighboring eastern province of Fujian. The hijacker stabbed a flight attendant in the hand before charging into the cockpit, demanding to be flown to Taiwan. However, the pilot fooled the hijacker by flying in a circular pattern before landing in the city of Fuzhou in Fujian province, it added.
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