Yang Zhiya, the so-called "monster killer", couldn't have embarked on such a murder spree under Chairman Mao. Yet China's re-engineering of itself has resulted in an increase in the number of criminals who take advantage of the greater freedoms of modern China to move about the country, preying on other migrants and disappearing into the vast new cities. Last week, the Yanzhou Municipal Daily
reported that during a routine sweep of nightclubs in the central city of Cangzhou, police ran a background check on a man who, it turned out, was on the Ministry of Public Security's most-wanted list for...
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