Tightened Security After China Stabbing Rampage

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Two days after a stabbing rampage that left 29 dead and wounded 143 others, a train station in Kunming, China reopened with a strong security presence. (March 3)

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Kunming, China - March 3, 2014

1. Wide of exterior of Kunming train station where attack happened with armed police standing guard

2. Mid of passengers entering train station

3. Mid of passengers lining up with bags

4. Wide of police patrolling station

5. Tight of flowers with banner reading: (Chinese) "Condolences"

6. Mid of candles and apples

7. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hong Wenqi, Kunming Resident (Transcript Below)

8. Mid of police with guns

9. Tight of police holding guns

10. Mid passengers walking by police vehicle

11. Mid of Auxiliary police officer Wang Hongguang, who was injured during the attack, lying on a hospital bed with his mother sitting beside him

12. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Wang Hongguang, Auxiliary police officer (Transcript Below)

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Beijing - March 3, 2014

13. Wide tracking shot of entrance to Forbidden City from Tiananmen Square

14. Wide of special police cars stationed on side of Tiananmen Square

15. Wide of police van on Tiananmen Square

16. Wide pan left of tourists taking picture on Tiananmen Square

17. Mid of security guards in front of Forbidden City

18. Tight of security guards in front of Forbidden City

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

A TRAIN STATION IN SOUTHWESTERN CHINA REOPENED TO PASSENGERS ON MONDAY, TWO DAYS AFTER A SLASHING RAMPAGE THAT LEFT 29 DEAD AND 143 WOUNDED.

ARMED POLICE PATROLLED THE STATION AS PEOPLE LAID FLOWERS AND CANDLES AT THE SITE TO PAY RESPECT TO THE VICTIMS.

SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Hong Wenqi, Kunming resident:

"If we don't do this, that means we are too indifferent to the attack, so I think we must do this in a way to express our condolences and sadness to the people who died in the attack."

AUTHORITIES BLAMED THE ATTACK ON SEPARATISTS FROM THE COUNTRY'S FAR WEST AND VOWED A HARSH CRACKDOWN.

POLICE FATALLY SHOT FOUR OF THE ASSAILANTS AND CAPTURED THREE MORE SUSPECTS MONDAY.

THIS POLICE OFFICER IS RECOVERING FROM THE ATTACK.

SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Wang Hongguang, auxiliary police officer:

"I was trying to arrest an attacker and I was facing him, but another attacker stabbed me from behind."

ELSEWHERE IN CHINA, TIGHTENED SECURITY WAS VISIBLE IN BEIJING, WITH POLICE CARS STATIONED NEAR TIANANMEN SQUARE.

THE VIOLENCE COMES AT A SENSITIVE TIME, AS THE COUNTRY PREPARES FOR WEDNESDAY'S OPENING OF THE ANNUAL LEGISLATURE AND A REPORT ON THE FIRST YEAR OF PRESIDENT XI JINPING'S GOVERNMENT.

MATTHEW BURGOYNE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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