Disturbing footage of British man 'sexually assaulting woman and then being beaten up' causes outrage in China after being posted online | Mail Online
This is apparently the video. Nothing really sexually and violently explicit since it's posting is okayed on youtube.
Now you wonder why I post this story in this thread? Because this shows how the Chinese government doesn't exploit this as a form of soft power like they would do in the West. How many times do we see unpleasant videos about China being spun in the news media? Plenty. Why? Because not only does it serve as propaganda but it also puts China on the defensive and thus have to prove otherwise. It's guilty until you prove yourself innocent. And how do you do that? Obedience in anything without question and generally it has nothing to do with what's being charged because it would be in a sense the ultimate act of obedience.
Ironically China does not live up to the stereotype. This guy will most likely not get the equal treatment under the law as the average Chinese criminal would suffer simple because he's a foreign citizen of a Western country. And I mean lighter not more severe. It's not like this is a unique incident. I've heard and read of plenty of incidents by foreigners in China committing some demeaning act of humiliation against Chinese in China. This guy was a tourist? If he believed the stereotypes were true, don't you think this guy would refrain and watch himself? So he probably knows buddies who bragged about doing this before and thought he could do it too. Just read the comments. Don't expect Western women rights groups to be outraged or even speak a word about it.
So how would China exploit this in the world of soft power? The West is not going to make this a story unless something happens in reaction to it. Put them on the defensive.
I was watching Fareed Zakaria on CNN on Sunday. He brought up a story that apparently is getting some play in China too about "The French Fry Guy." The French Fry Guy is a foreigner who was seen and someone took pictures of sharing McDonald's french fries with a poor Chinese woman. Zakaria charged this was a ploy by China to divert attention away from the scandals going on. Interesting this story of the rape by a British man probably would've been more suitable for that charge. But then that would've probably backfired on him making light of a serious crime against a woman. So he chose the other. Offended that I can make such an assumption? Just look at Zakaria and who's suppose to be more responsible.