9 comments on “Taipei rocked by brutal murder of child

  1. That is such an awful story, and this is the first time I’m hearing about it. I hope that the Taiwanese people think carefully about the death penalty, and that more help will be provided to those suffering from mental illness. Is it still a taboo topic in Taiwan?

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    • Maybe not exactly taboo, but mental illness is still not really discussed. And when it comes to cases like this, a big part of Taiwanese media and public will unfortunately not even consider mental illness because they are so fixated on revenge.

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  2. It has also been widely reported in China, or at least it made the rounds in WeChat. China has also had a fair share of knife attacks, remember a few years ago when a men would start stabbing kids by the kindergarten door? It happened several times. I agree with you, the death penalty would not resolve these cases of mental illnesses.

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    • I do remember China has had similar attacks on children and with worse outcomes like more than one death. And mental illness was cited in a few of those instances in China too.

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  3. Simply heartbreaking…and another reminder that there are pieces of horror everywhere, over-reaction will do nothing but make it worse in many cases. You’ve written this up well ~ which is a talent, thank you for bringing this to us.

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