Anonymous set of photos labelled "Pics from a Chinese gangsters phone" show torture, cars, puppies, piles of money

An unattributed, anonymous set of images on Imgur purports to be an album of photos recovered from a "Chinese gangsters phone." They show a heavily tattooed man lounging with enormous piles of money, hanging out with a series of luxury cars, and participating in the torture of an unnamed man. They also show a pile of luxury goods, and the man hanging out with a cute dog. ABC's Karson Yiu notes that one of the man's cars has a Beijing number plate, another a number plate from Tianjin, and that the recurrence of "8888" in the plates is an indicator of status within the system, as "All 8 license plates are usually reserved for the especially privileged whether by power, fortune or connections."

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    1. Between the tea set, the shape of the sofa and the flower picture my first thought was that his grandma was nice for letting him crash there.

    2. I think it’s more of a Garden State camouflage thing. They can’t shoot you if you blend in with the upholstery! 

  1. Saw this on reddit a couple of days ago. I remarked at the time that the rego plates with strings of 8s must have cost that guy quite a it. A Chinese guy I work with suggested about 100k Yuan, or around $20k AUD.

    1.  Surely you’re not implying that special privileges are still able to be bought by the elites in socialist/communist/whateverist Workers’ Paradises?

      1. Despite the word communism in the name of the ruling party, China publicly embraced capitalism quite some time ago.

  2. Well, it looks like that ‘interviews with death row inmates’ show is going to be renewed for at least another episode.

  3. Man. I think of the time it takes me to scam just one of those blocks of cash… and he has eleven!

          1. The pinyin for a more high level gang (like mafia) is Tong..but this guy is more like a Bai Xiang Ren, or just hoodlum. Only Qiang Dao Luo Ji (强盗逻辑 – gangster logic) could explain why he’d post those images.

  4. This is an example of how consumer culture is stronger than any government, any ideology. 

    Dude got it going on.  Anybody want to guess how many young Chinese are going to be patterning their lives after this guy?  Where’s your Cultural Revolution now?

  5. Exiftool says the file was modified only an hou ago? I wonder what phone or camera this was taken by. Looks like the metadata was scrubbed.

    1. I’m rather sure imgur auto-scrubs pics. Also being china the phone is probably a copy of a copy and might not even tag photos.

  6. Wish I had big piles of money…

    I’ve never considered life as a gangster, I suppose it’s a risk/reward thing. I don’t think I’d last long in prison though so id want to be in a proper gang, one that owns the police.

  7. So much money, so little taste… I’d suggest that he’s taking the advice of the guy who was featured a few months ago – use crappy phones to hide your identity – but he could have followed that up by not taking vanity pictures of all that money and cars with a visible licence plate (there’s also the fact that the ‘crappy phone’ costs quite a lot of money if it’s real). It looks like he’s fairly new to the money, apart from the obvious symbols of wealth, a lot of the stuff in the background doesn’t look that different from a normal apartment. You also have to wonder whether someone with real power would be that pleased with himself for having a million yuan. I also doubt that the plates are even real, it’s not like they couldn’t fake something like that and get away with it, at least for a while (the SUV is missing its plates on one of the pictures). 
    My guess is that the Porsche is his, the money is shared and the plates and phone are fakes.

    1.  Pfft. No reason to not believe they are real. Someone is going to make fake plates that stand out? Why?

      Look around on the web – on face book – you will find thugs posing with their money and cars all the time. Their digs are often shit because they really don’t care. They spend their money on hookers, blow, cars, and guns – not at Bed Bath and Beyond.

    1. I strongly suspect that the guy on the business end of the pliers may have started out by making a similar suggestion…

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