Chinese Cat Fight: Driver Roughs Up Reporter During Traffic Stop

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

The city of Guiyang, in China’s southern Guizhou province, decided to crack down on drivers who flaunt the law. Guiyang’s Channel Five TV thought it’s a good idea to do a Chinese COPS-type reality show, called “Rule of Law Frontline.” A cat fight of epic proportions brought the program national attention.

A few days ago, the camera crew filmed an incident in which a female driver in a car with no license plates drove down a one way road in the wrong direction. The car was stopped by police. While the cop wrote the driver op, a female reporter went up to interview the driver. The reporter asked the driver if she is giving Guiyang city a bad image. Whereupon the female driver beat the living daylight out of the reporter, cameras and police be damned. The video speaks for itself, even in Chinese.

According to Zonaeuropa (a strange name for a Chinese blog,) “the female reporter was hospitalized for concussion. She was visited by Guizhou city leaders while the female driver has been sentenced to ten days of administrative detention.”

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  • NulloModo NulloModo on Mar 28, 2010

    Only ten days for driving without plates, going the wrong way down a one way street, and then assaulting someone right in front of a police officer? It sounds to me like she got off pretty light.

  • Obbop Obbop on Mar 28, 2010

    Decadent yellow running dog capitalist roadist lackey of imperialistic powers. The plate-less driving female should be forced to re-trace the Long March while picking up trash the entire way.

  • Rpn453 Rpn453 on Mar 28, 2010

    Who knew concussion could happen so easily? Apparently, you could get a few hundred concussions in only one light sparring session!

  • Wsn Wsn on Mar 29, 2010

    The reporter hit back at the driver in the face while she was subdued by the police. Shouldn't the reporter be sentenced as well?