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A popular television show in Shanghai is canceled after two guests admit neglecting to report multiple rapes and receive along with the ‘exploitative’ show media condemnation

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he mother and grandmother of a girl they say was raped appeared as guests on the television show, claiming they "dared not call the police" as they had no money and "didn't know anybody from the police station." Social media commenters varied in response from rejecting this explanation, questioning the authenticity of the case or rebuking the show itself as "exploitative." Finally, many online said this exposed "the dark side of society," where many rape cases go unreported, a reality that is backed up by statistics, according to social work experts.
10 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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