Corruption and abuse are common in the highest ranks of Chinese officials who benefit from one-party rule and a suppressed media. However, it remains important not to take advantages on tape. This lesson was learned by Lin Jiaxiang, party secretary of the Shenzhen maritime bureau in southern China’s Guangdong province, after he first grabbed an 11-year-old girl at a restaurant’s bathroom and then offered to simply pay off the irate father for the use of his daughter. The video is below.
The camera shows Lin grabbing the girl by the throat after she gave him directions to the toilet. When confronted by the father, Lin (who had been drinking) told him “Yes I did it, so what? How much do you want, just tell me. I’ll give you the money. Do you know who I am? I am from the Ministry of Transport.”
Not any more, after the video surfaced, the government relieved Lin and opened an investigation.
The fact remains, however, that without the embarrassing video, such abuses would never have been investigated — let alone force a resignation.
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