Wife of executed vendor opens online store

Updated: 2015-02-02 08:21

By LIU CE(China Daily)

Wife of executed vendor opens online store

Zhang Jing, wife of Xia Junfeng, leaves Beijing for Benxi, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, where her sister lives, to purchase goods for her newly started online shop, on Jan 8. [Photo/IC]

The wife of a street vendor who was executed in 2013 for killing two chengguan, or urban patrol officers, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, has started a new life by moving to Beijing and opening an online store.

Zhang Jing, 41, became a shopkeeper on the Taobao e-commerce platform at the end of last year and sells specialty foods from Northeast China such as hazelnuts and edible tree fungus.

"I've got parents and my child to support, so I have to move on after the tragedy of my husband," she said.

Her husband, Xia Junfeng, was detained after allegedly being roughed up by chengguan in May 2009. He stabbed two officers to death at the chengguan office and was sentenced to death in 2011.

Zhang and her son, 14-year-old Xia Jianqiang, have attracted attention ever since.

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