Chinese fruitcakes attack nutcakes
by James Denison - 12/15/12 1:34 PM
Truly, life is stranger than fiction.
Villager Ling went into a fight with Uyghurs due to communication
misunderstandings when buying a piece of Xinjiang nut cake. Verbal
dispute escalated into a fight and then a mass fight. As a result, two
people were injured; and Xinjian nut cakes of a total worth of about RMB
160,000 were destroyed. Total damage was about RMB 200,000, including
fees for broken motorcycle and injured people. Currently, local police
at Pingjiang already detained Ling. The 16 Uyghur sellers were properly
compensated and sent back to Xinjiang.
By yesterday afternoon a topic related to Xinjiang nut cakes was the
second highest trending topics on Weibo, and state newspaper People's Daily picked up the story."