Target: Chinese Media Outlets
Goal: Increase media coverage on the recent attacks on children in China
The recent attacks on children across nations have left the world astonished. The United States of America just dealt with the horrible shooting in Connecticut that left over 20 people dead, with the majority of them being young children. There has been so much coverage on the Newtown shooting that Chinese media has chosen to cover it over the country’s own incidents involving children and young adults. It is important that China covers all accidents, but especially those that are happening in its own country. People in China need to know what is going on within their own country. This past year marked numerous accidents involving children victims and the Chinese media need to cover these incidents better.
On the same day as the Newtown shooting, a Chinese man attacked students with a cleaver as he ran through the Chenpeng Village Primary school. He wounded 23 children during his rampage, although fortunately no one died. The 36-year-old Min Yongjun stated that he was inspired to attack the children by a 2010 attack. The police stated that the man went insane from the doomsday rumors. Not much detail was given to the public because the Chinese media focused more on the Newtown shooting, which is understandable since there were fatalities. However, the Chinese media should have also covered this attack more in depth since it was a more local incident.
Even more recently, a 48-year-old man purposely ran over high school adolescents after his court ruling in northern China. The man, Yin Tiejun, was upset because the court ruling did not sentence all of his daughter’s murderers to death. Tiejun drove his van into the young adults who were on their lunch break in the Hebei province, sending 13 of them to the hospital, one of whom had a serious head injury. It was reported that he did not slow down his vehicle when he saw the young adults and only stopped his driving rampage when he hit a taxi. He then proceeded to attempt to burn up his car.
These two attacks that have occurred within 14 days of one another have not received a lot of media coverage, and these attacks are not the first children attacks this year. There have been several attacks this year and China needs to address this issue. More coverage needs to be given to attacks on children and more steps need to be taken to protect the children of China.
Dear Chinese Media Outlets,
Your coverage on the Newtown shootings in America have been more than substantial. Your coverage on your own nation’s accidents involving children, however, have not. Over these past two years, there have been way too many accidents involving attacks on children while at school. None of these attacks have had much coverage.
As a part of the media, it is your job to inform the public of the events that happen in detail. Yes, you did cover these attacks on children but you have no given them enough air time. The reports have been very brief and these attacks need to be addressed by everyone. There have been way too many attacks and something must be done to help prevent future ones.
Please inform the public regarding these attacks on children in more depth.
[Your Name Here]