A primary school teacher in Ruichang, who raped seven Chinese school children on the school’s grounds, has been exposed. On July 5, the suspect, a 62 year-old teacher named Tao Biaogong, was arrested and later confessed. The girls were between 8 and 9 years old.
The victims’ parents demanded that the school should bear the responsibility for compensation. Jiang Xianzhi, the woman in charge of education and the local deputy mayor, said the government will symbolically give each girl 30,000 yuan (US$4,900).
She mentioned that if the parents’ loss of working time and girls’ fees for medical treatment were calculated, the maximum would not be more than 50,000 yuan (US$8,170). She also told the parents:
“If one of those girls was my child, I would take her where no one knows her so she could be treated instead of asking for money from the government.”
Jiang Xianzhi’s words immediately elicited condemnation from the online community.
“As a woman and as a mother, she should speak from the standpoint of safeguarding the rights and interests of women and children. Yet she said such disgraceful words without any shred of humanity! She really showed us her Communist Party character.”
“As deputy mayor, she does not know anything about the law. It is actually correct to defend our rights through appealing to the government.”
“She does not deserve to be in the position of deputy mayor! How much money can buy a child’s health? And how much money can buy a child’s happiness? You’re such a corrupt official; you think that money is very important, but people’s health is nothing, don’t you?”
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