- Chinese soldier guarding army camp shot dead in Chongqing, reported in LAT
3/25 - So far the Chinese newspapers have kept quiet on this incident. A search on Chongqing's official news site www.online.cq.cn, as well as the popular web portal qbar.qq.com/chongqing returned few links. However one can find more reports in the foriegn media. Singapore's Zaobao.com, for example, quotes Chongqing's mayor Wang Hongju today saying that the government has found clues to solve the case.
I've received email responses from relatives in Chongqing -- their attitude is "it's no big deal," just an individual, isolated crime that could happen anywhere.
3/24 - More updates here.
3/22 - Updates: according to Chinese reports, the army unit in question is an automobile regiment, responsible for transporting supplies to Chinese military stationed in Tibet. Muzi.com quotes a witness that, on the evening of the attack, a car arrived at the regiment's gate. When a sentry went to check the car, he was shot twice at the temple and killed right away. Another sentry was also shot and hurt. There were two dark-skinned people in the car; they took the soldier's submachine gun and drove away. Attacks on soldiers are extremely rare in China.
2. Qinghai rioters arrested for attacking police station, reported on CNN
I will contact people in Chongqing and search the Chinese internet to find out more.