China: Harmonizing 18 child rape cases

Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak criticised Chinese media for downplaying the crime of 18 child rape cases in Gansu by a primary school teacher: Xinhua did not release this story in Chinese. The report about the death sentence was buried, as usual, on page four or five of the local newspaper. Presumably a clear report on the crime would be regarded as a negative impact on society and would reflect badly on local education officials and teachers.

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