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China's own primary school attack prompts soul-searching

A man (C), waving a knife in his hand, chases a girl (R) as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into an elderly woman's house near the school and stabbed her with a knife before rushing to the school and attacked more than 20 children, according to Ouyang Mingxing, deputy director of the Public Security Bureau of Guangshan County. Video taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV

A man (C), waving a knife in his hand, chases a girl (R) as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities...more

A man (C), waving a knife in his hand, chases a girl (R) as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into an elderly woman's house near the school and stabbed her with a knife before rushing to the school and attacked more than 20 children, according to Ouyang Mingxing, deputy director of the Public Security Bureau of Guangshan County. Video taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV
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A man, waving a knife in his hand, attacks a girl as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into an elderly woman's house near the school and stabbed her with a knife before rushing to the school and attacked more than 20 children, according to Ouyang Mingxing, deputy director of the Public Security Bureau of Guangshan County. Video taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV

A man, waving a knife in his hand, attacks a girl as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on...more

A man, waving a knife in his hand, attacks a girl as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into an elderly woman's house near the school and stabbed her with a knife before rushing to the school and attacked more than 20 children, according to Ouyang Mingxing, deputy director of the Public Security Bureau of Guangshan County. Video taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV
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A man shows a cut on his son's coat as the boy rests on bed after being injured in a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. As the United States debates its gun laws after the Newtown school massacre, China is doing its own political soul-searching after the shocking knife attack on a Chinese elementary school. On the same day as the Newtown shooting, a crazed man broke into a school building in central China, stabbing and slashing 23 pupils in an attack that, although not fatal, lit up the Internet - but barely registered with official state media. Picture taken December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

A man shows a cut on his son's coat as the boy rests on bed after being injured in a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. As the United States debates its gun laws after the Newtown school massacre,...more

A man shows a cut on his son's coat as the boy rests on bed after being injured in a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. As the United States debates its gun laws after the Newtown school massacre, China is doing its own political soul-searching after the shocking knife attack on a Chinese elementary school. On the same day as the Newtown shooting, a crazed man broke into a school building in central China, stabbing and slashing 23 pupils in an attack that, although not fatal, lit up the Internet - but barely registered with official state media. Picture taken December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily
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A woman holds a mobile phone for her niece to chat with her mother after the girl was injured during a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

A woman holds a mobile phone for her niece to chat with her mother after the girl was injured during a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

A woman holds a mobile phone for her niece to chat with her mother after the girl was injured during a knife attack, at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily
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A relative holds the arm of a seven-year-old girl who was injured during a knife attack, as a nurse adjusts an oxygen tube for her at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

A relative holds the arm of a seven-year-old girl who was injured during a knife attack, as a nurse adjusts an oxygen tube for her at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

A relative holds the arm of a seven-year-old girl who was injured during a knife attack, as a nurse adjusts an oxygen tube for her at a hospital of Guangshan county, Henan province, December 15, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily
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