Body parts murder of Lin Jun provokes Chinese gov’t to warn its citizens in Canada
Even without Luka Rocco Magnotta, Canada is not a safe place: that’s the narrative you’d be receiving if you read the Chinese newspapers or internet chat rooms this weekend.
The grisly killing of Lin Jun — a 33-year-old Chinese student living in Montreal — allegedly at the hands of fugitive Magnotta, has provoked widespread anger in China, where many believe the crime was racially motivated.
Lin’s torso was found in a suitcase in a Montreal alley last week. The other body parts, including a hand and foot, were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa.
According to the Globe and Mail’s Beijing-based reporter Mark MacKinnon, the story now dominates internet discussions in that country — Lin’s personal account on Weibo (a popular Chinese social-networking site) was the most searched-for page on the sina.com web portal. The number two search was for the latest news of the case.