- China kindergarten attack
- 25-year-old suspect detained
- South China’s Guangdong province attack
Six people were killed and one was injured in an attack on a kindergarten in South China’s Guangdong province on Monday, according to a city administration spokesman.
“The victims include one teacher, two parents, and three students,” she explained.
She did not reveal the identities or ages of the victims, nor did she reveal the weapon used in the incident, which occurred in the city of Lianjiang.
“One suspect has been arrested,” she added, adding that a police investigation was underway.
The state-backed China News Network reported that the incident happened around 7:40 am (2340 GMT on Sunday).
China strictly prohibits citizens from owning firearms, and there has been a spate of stabbings in recent years.
Fatal attacks specifically targeting schools have occurred nationwide, prompting authorities to step up security around schools.
In other news, amid the continuing war between Russia and Ukraine, China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, has stated that “time will reveal that China’s position is on the right side of history.”
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi revealed this to media on Sunday.
“China will continue to make independent judgments based on the merits of the matter and in an objective and fair attitude.
“We will never accept any external coercion and pressure, and we also oppose any groundless accusations and suspicions against China,” the statement added.
Wang said, “The long-term solution is to abandon the Cold War mentality, refrain from engaging in group confrontation, and truly form a balanced, effective and sustainable regional security architecture. Only in this way can long-term stability on the European continent be achieved.”
Recall that the war between Ukraine and Russia began in February.