Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2 dead after bomb blasts in eastern Chinese city by enraged farmer Qian Mingqi -- is growing unrest beginning to surface?

Explosions at three government facilities in eastern China Thursday left two people dead, including the alleged perpetrator, the country's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

At least six people were injured in the blasts, which occured within a half hour of each other, local officials told CNN.

"A car bomb went off at 9:18 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fuzhou city prosecutor's office, followed by a blast at 9:20 a.m. at the Linchuan district government building and another car bomb at 9:45 a.m. near the local drug administration building," said Zhang Baoyun, a spokesman for the government of Jiangxi province, where Fuzhou is located.

One body was found in the district government building and another person died in the hospital, Zhang added.

Xinhua, citing police sources, reported that one of the people who died in the blast was the man suspected of setting off the explosives. The man was identified as Qian Mingqi, 52, an unemployed resident of the area.

Earlier, Xinhua said a disgruntled local peasant farmer had set off the bombs because of an ongoing lawsuit.

On the Weibo page allegedly belonging to Qian, the bio line reads: "I am physically and mentally normal, and have no criminal record or history of illegal petitions. When my new house was illegally torn down, it caused me huge financial loss. After a futile ten years of appealing for justice, I am forced to take a path I don't want to."