Charges Filed in Li Tianyi Gang-Rape Case, Netizens Still Angry

Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng) and his BMW.

There were over 232k participants in the comments to the following article making it one of the most actively discussed articles on the popular NetEase Chinese web portal…

From NetEase:

Charges Filed Against Li Tianyi and Group Suspected of Rape, Their Actions That of Gang-Rape

China News Service July 8 Beijing Time report – The group of 5 people including Mainland China singer Li Shuangjiang’s son Li Tianyi suspected of rape has recently once again attracted widespread attention amongst society. The Beijing Municipal People’s Prosecutor’s Office released information on the 8th stating that the Beijing Haidian District People’s Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges in accordance with the law with the Beijing Haidian District People’s Court that day in the rape case against Li X and group.

Li Shuangjiang and son Li Tianyi on stage.

Li Shuangjiang and son Li Tianyi on stage.

The Beijing Municipal Prosecutor’s Office today released information stating that the Beijing Haidian District Prosecutor’s Office on May 6th received the investigation and charges against the 5 people including Li X suspected of rape transferred to it by the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Haidian Sub-Bureau. During this time, in order to complete evidence, it has lawfully returned the case once to the Public Security Bureau for additional investigation and evidence-collection. Now it has been determined that the actions of the group of 5 people including Li X have violated the Article 236 Section 3 Provision 4 of the “People’s Republic of China Criminal Law”, suspected of the crime of rape, and what more, gang-rape. On July 8th, the Beijing Municipal Haidian District People’s Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Li X and group on suspicion of rape with the Haidian District People’s Court.

According to media reports, on the night of 2013 February 17, Li Tianyi and 4 others were gathered at a Beijing Wudaokou bar, met a drunk girl and took her to get a room at the Hubei Building. On February 19th, Beijing Police received a report from this girl claiming that she was gang-raped by the group of 5 including Li Tianyi on the night of February 17th at the Hubei Building. On February 20th, the 5 people were detained on suspicion of rape. At the beginning of March, police proposed to prosecutors the arrest of the 5 on suspicion of rape.

Beijing Police had previously indicated to the media that of the 5 criminal suspects in this case, 4 were minors, and in accordance with the relevant regulations of the “Protection of Minors Law” regarding the prohibition against disclosing the names, residences, photos, images, and other material that may identify the minor suspects in a criminal case, they could not disclose the circumstances of the suspects.

At present, the Beijing Prosecutor’s Office has already filed charges in this case in accordance with the law. In consideration of Li Tianyi being a minor, and according to criminal procedures and the related interpretations of new regulations concerning cases involving minors, this trial will not be public.

(Original Title: Beijing Prosecutor’s Office: Already Filed Charges in the Rape Case Involving 5 People Including Li Tianyi)

Comments from NetEase:

人民领袖毛润之 [网易上海市网友]:

[Those in support of] executing the 5 people including Li Tianyi, ding this up. [Over 54k upvotes at time of translation]

网易广西手机网友 网易广西手机网友:

[Those who] Hope Tianyi is severely punished, ding this, thanks. [39k upvotes]

捅鸡局驻黄易大使 [网易广东省肇庆市网友]:

Sitting here waiting to see if the law is going to be gang-raped. [32k upvotes]

吃兔子的大萝卜 [网易山东省日照市网友]:

I just want to know the following:
1. Would an ordinary QJ case drag on for this long, unless it remained unsolved?! For a case that broken long ago and the facts are definite and certain, why has it been dragged on and on without a sentence being pronounced?
2. Who are the other four people? Don’t tell me it is because Tianyi radiance [high profile] is so strong that the other four people have been overshadowed as ordinary. I’m much more willing to believe that those four people’s radiance [identities] are even more dazzling [scandalous] that they’re letting Tianyi take the fall by himself!!! Birds of a feather flock together. His friends could not be of families who sweep Beijing’s streets and are mortgage slaves!
3. With a case that has social impact, the public has the right to know. May I ask what right the police have to refuse discussing the processing of the case? Ask yourselves honestly, are you still prosecuting this case for the people?
With each day that goes by without a result, I will daily, asking when the sun rises, asking when the sun sets, asking until there is an answer!!!
[27k upvotes]

网易山东省威海市网友:

What if netizens weren’t making a big deal about this? Then it would be taking turns having sexual relations, the first person not being guilty of rape, and forever 17 years old Tianyi… [25k upvotes]

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  • markus peg

    No amount of guan xi(networks of influence) should save him this time, besides, he has no guan xi, that’s all his dads “guan xi”…

    As for the other four, even if they are underage, they still raped, they need to be punished even if its less than Li tianyi.

    Can anyone explain the last Chinese comment that was made?
    [网易美国网友 [约炮请移步38楼]: ]

    • BiggJ

      His dad’s gaunxi is his guanxi too. Shit I use chinese people’s gaunxi and white and not relation.

    • donscarletti

      That is a Xiangqi board. “民权” or “civil liberties” being one side’s general, being protected by a thin line of “屁民” or “fart folks”, i.e. powerless people. One the other side is “LD” meaning leaders being protected by rows and rows of temporary soldiers, followed by dreams, cars, apartments, milk and watches.

      Basically the idea is, the civil liberties have no chance of winning in this game.

      • markus peg

        Thanks for explaining, that’s a funny way of putting it by the user, i like it. =]

  • Wololoo

    What’s wrong with picking up a drunk girl and tag-team her? Did this several times in China.

    If she says no, that’s another story, but it don’t become clear here, wether she did or not. If she remained silent, it is just her fault.

    • BiggJ

      When there is money to be taken from a rich guy an orgy turns into a gang rape pretty fast.

      • Wololoo

        yes, you are right. I always forget the bad character of most chinese people. But women in the west are also this rotten and charge people for rape, for removing enemies for a promotion. They simply don’t care, that they destroy the men’s life, as well as the lifes of their wives and children.

        • markus peg

          It’s not likely that a girl says yes to 5 men (4 who are underage) she was drunk and unaware what was going on, i think she was targeted by the men as weak prey too weak to fight them off. He is already an offender in another unrelated antisocial event making the girls story even more likely to be true. He isn’t that famous, she probably didn’t even know who he was/is.

          • Repatriated

            Maybe this is how the “gan bei” drinking culture got started in China. Get them so drunk, they pass out, can’t say no…and then it isn’t rape in their (the rapists) minds?

        • It takes at least two to tango. Those men are destroying their own lifes.

    • donscarletti

      “What’s wrong with picking up a drunk girl and tag-team her?”
      Pretty sure I know the answer to that question, but I’m going to hold off answering in case it’s rhetorical.

      • Atlas

        Haven’t you heard? 9 out of 10 people do enjoy gang rape!

        • Gordon Gogodancer

          lol good one

        • Jahar

          it’s not really gang rape if you don’t consider her a person…

          • Guest

            Spoken like a true arab

    • maja

      can I ask what do you think a rape is?

    • Repatriated

      It’s her fault she got raped because she didn’t say something? What are you? A neanderthal?

      • Wololoo

        If she has the concious to say no or signal it (implied-in-fact), that she don’t want, then it is no rape if she doesn’t say anything or even joins the fun. Being drunk probably narrow her judgement, but she still is concious of her actions (till a certain amount of alcohol).

        Just in Sweden the women can fila rape charges after consensual sex, if they don’t feel good afterwards, but not in any countries, that have an impartial law system.

    • willie miller

      Since reading your post I have added ‘Shag a drunk woman with a bunch of guys in a hotel room’ to my bucket list. It sounds SO cool!

    • filabusta

      Yeah she even gets a pink shirt as a souvenir. Win-win

  • BiggJ

    Why are their bodies blurred in that picture? Is it some kind of joke im missing or what?

    • markus peg

      It’s a face for radio.

    • Mighty曹

      Same here. His face is a cross between being a ‘prick’ and a ‘pussy’.

      • What about arsehole?

        • Mighty曹

          More like a ‘fuck face’.

    • slob

      Fuckin’ oath. My fist instinctly clenched on the mouse as I scrolled down past his mug.

    • Aiken

      How can he commit rape. I think he’s just ashamed to admit that he was raped by his “friends” I bet he is a pussy with a face like that.

  • Mighty曹

    I’m convinced that Li Tianyi is innocent. With that pink shirt and animated jeans he appears more into being gang banged by the Village People.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      You cannot rape a woman when you don’t even have a dick.

      • Mighty曹

        Then please explain how you were born.
        Anyway, the definition of ‘rape’, by law here, includes “penetration with a foreign object”.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          The same way your father was born… oh wait we are talking about the same person here!

          • Mighty曹

            Who were you talking about?

          • YourSupremeCommander

            Son, that you?

          • Mighty曹

            Ahhhh…haha…

        • YourSupremeCommander

          “penetration with a foreign object”

          Every time you go to the MD for shots, you are getting raped.

          • Mighty曹

            Penetration of your vagina and anus.

          • Nose or mouth? Ear???

          • Mighty曹
          • Aiken

            even putting your finger in your friend’s nose or ears can be considered rape if you have plans on suing your friend, that is.

          • Aiken

            yes all. can be considered rape

          • Mighty曹
        • Need more info on the night of the hotel. Did she willingly go with them? A typical Girl wirthout a posse is dumb if going out to clubs etc.

          • Mighty曹

            Even if she had gone willingly it doesn’t mean “Ok, rape me”.

          • What did she think was going to happen? A madonna music video?

          • Mighty曹

            Yup, “Like a virgin”.

          • ouch! zinged… I was thinking “Material girl”

        • Gordon Gogodancer

          Your Honour, the defendant is accused of a vicious crime! gang raping this young girl! Penetrating her with a foreign object!
          OBJECTION your Honour, my client DID NOT penetrate the victim with a FO-REI-GN object!!
          Judge: ooh that’s an interesting point~

  • 外国人的祖国!

    The more western influence comes here, the more worse things get. I’m sick of it!

    • markus peg

      So rape wasn’t around until China met the west?
      what do you mean by this comment?

    • Mighty曹

      ‘Gang rape’ is a Western invention?

    • Nefarious Laowei

      By “western influence” you mean being reported publicly?

    • mr.wiener

      Please specify which western influence you are talking about here.
      Pink shirt wearing girly men?
      Spoiled sons of party members?
      Nepotism?
      Gang rape?

      • filabusta

        Comment boards.

      • BiggJ

        We invented all that shit, they just copy it.

        • mr.wiener

          I don’t think anyone can put a patent on gang rape. The Chinese had their ducks in a row earlier in regard to dynastic succession and the corruption that springs up in organized societies so I suppose we can give them nepotism. The same goes for spoiled sons of party members/court flunkies. The only thing I think you can really pin on the west is pink shirt wearing girly men.

    • Gordon Gogodancer

      From your name can I assume you were being sarcastic? :D

    • Germandude

      Oh dear. I just wrote a nice reply to you under another topic. How stupid of me.

      Go back to lala-land where the government is working hard, the people are happy and the rest of the world is in chaos. I suggest building up a wall, not just 5000 km long, but along all of China’s borders and kick out all foreigners. Then the people are happy and everything is just quirky and dope. Don’t export goods especially not the heavily western influenced ones (read fakes), cause as you know, China is best in everything anyways.

      Welcome back to the 50s. If just Mao could be reborn, go on a long journey again and start a great leap forward. Good times, ask your grandparents.

      troll

    • Baphomet

      another genius post, what are they only paying you 1 mao per post now?

    • markus peg

      North Korea has no “western” or outside influence at all, Hows that working out for them?

      I think its good to mix cultures and influence the best of each nation onto each other (while retaining historical cultural links). China has influenced many things in the UK, Chinese pattens plates for example. Also the UK has influence China. Both countries make mistakes and we both learn from them, exchanging ideas, education, science and so on.

      Its better for the UK, China and the human race to do so…

      We no longer live in the middle ages, we shouldn’t be cut off from the outside world, we are all apart of the world and should all contribute.

    • The Enlightened One

      I am pretty certain with the Chinese population… rape was part of the contributing factor… and if we go by numbers… that COULD suggest China has/had more cases of rape than other countries…

      I am sick of you!

  • Your Sexy Cousin Rex

    Does he only own a single shirt?

    • markus peg

      lol

    • I love Sexy Chinese girls

      Some chinese wore the same clothes for several straight days.

      • Baphomet

        without showering, to boot????

        • bprichard

          My office can confirm that.

          • mr.wiener

            Apparently we [westerners] smell like sour pork. It’s all what you’re used to I guess. I have to shower 3 times a day in summer when I’m working.

          • markus peg

            I don’t like walking past those foreigners who drench them selves in overly powering super strong sprays… shesh use a little bit not the whole bottle… I tend to shower morning/evening, however during the summer and if i have been playing sports i can shower when i get home. i try hard to not smell of BO or spray.

          • mr.wiener

            In my rugby club we call it having a “French shower”.
            [Sorry Gordon]

          • My admin lady does that. I can smell her reminence in the bathroom or a mile away. I think its a call for her insecure arms for attention. The only time she doesn’t check me out is when im not in heels.

          • bprichard

            That’s trouble. My childhood friends in the US already thought I smelled like sour pork, which isn’t really a common insult around those parts.

          • mr.wiener

            Slap some plum sauce under your armpits and a dusting of crunchy fried bread crumbs on your chest and you will never be short of friends in China :)

          • and if you don’t smoke, act polite and manage the Chinese language you’ll never be short of girlfriends in China.

        • I love Sexy Chinese girls

          I’m not sure about that.

      • Talk to backpackers. or poor kids.

    • Germandude

      The shirt is cool. If he just could switch the face…

    • More importantly where is the upturned collar and man bag?

  • I don’t know which is worse, the drunk girl out for a party or those power symbol jeans.

    • Mighty曹

      And the symbols are all located at the crotch.

      • I was thinking….Jesus Christ, what holy power compelled him?

        • Mighty曹

          Those symbols are designed to draw attention to the area where a bulge is missing.

          • He might be packing a foreign object down there.

          • Mighty曹

            He should be packing a foreigner’s object in his butt.

  • Not male, not female.

    • Mighty曹

      不男不女

      • bu nan, bu nui.
        butt nam, butt lui.

        gawd this is badddddd

        • Mighty曹

          I’ve only said it in Cantonese.

        • Isn’t V used in the pinyin? Bu Nan Bu Nv?

          • Pinyin is long forgotten for me. I use americsn engrish pronounciation.

          • Bit like me and long division….

          • You don’t need long division for cool photography. what’s your lens by the way?

          • I’m going to guess 50mm f/1.4 if it’s full frame, 30mm f/2.8 if cropped.

            Back in the day, a little math did help out with photography. But things have thankfully improved for us less-mathematically-inclined photographers.

          • Mighty曹

            I hate the fact that I can’t calculate Stops.

            Here’s a pic from my trip to Reno last weekend. It’s mathematical photography at its best. I put 7 chips (yellow) on the spot and 2 split on each side. That’s (7×35)+(4×17)=313!!!

          • haha well I’ll just pretend I can see it. Man, what a great shot!

          • Mighty曹

            Look now. I got the pic posted.

          • Mighty曹

            I hate the fact that I can’t calculate Stops.

            Here’s a pic from my trip to Reno last weekend. It’s mathematical photography at its best. I put 7 chips (yellow) on the spot and 2 split on each side. That’s (7×35)+(4×17)=313!!!

          • Mighty曹

            (keeps messing up with this post)

      • 二姨子

        • Mighty曹

          小受

  • joe blow

    oh look! it’s the little foreigners talking about chinese stuff like they’re involved and matter. well at least it makes them feel better. hee hee! FAGS!

    • mr.wiener

      And of course you’re involved and you matter?
      If so do something about this and other injustices…..what you can’t? ……does that make you feel better?

      • joe blow

        haha mr.wiener!

        • mr.wiener

          ha ha, joe blow!

        • The Enlightened One

          LoL… are you kidding me?

          You guys report more on the US… than any other country I know. Not only that, when I go a resturant or pub… the Chinese topic of converstation automatically changes to global affairs around me.

          They want to impress the people they are with be talking about current international affairs… “stuff like they’re involved and matter. well atleast it makes them feel better…”

    • herp if you derp

      • joe blow

        tap if you fap

        • Quite the barrage of clicking noises coming from your room

        • Atlas

          Clop if you flop

    • filabusta

      Undeveloped Chinese troll.

    • markus peg

      So if you read a Chinese news paper or watch the news on TV and talk about foreign affairs that makes you a FAG?

  • Gordon Gogodancer

    I want to dedicate this song to my rapist son, may he live long and prosper…tadaaadaadaaaaa~~~taadadaaaa~ WO DI HAIZIII~NI YOU QU GANGBANG SHEI LE MAA~ WO DI HAIZIII~ NI BU XIHUAN BABA MAMA LE MAAAAAAA~~~WoOoOOHOOOOO~~~
    (1:29am in Chengdu…night night)

    • filabusta

      Hahahaha now we just need some corny background music.

    • This is so bad itcan be on par with the pop songs in china but better because its at least about real issues and not love and partaying.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Did no one else here appreciate the Chinese Chess comment?

    That commentor even made it so that one side had only pawns… though I’m sure I didn’t understand the significance of all of what he wrote.

    • Kai

      I did. I think you have to recognize it as Chinese chess and then be able to read the pieces to get it. Fauna does this sometimes, including comments that aren’t translated because they have to be appreciated in Chinese. But to give those who can’t read it an idea, it’s like this:

      The top is the “people” and the bottom is “government/leaders”. The general (think “king”) piece at the top literally reads: “people’s rights”. The general piece at the bottom is LD (see glossary). The only pieces the people have are “pi min” (rabble, insignificant ordinary powerless people – see glossary), and they’re in the position of the Chinese chess equivalent for pawns. The government on the other hand has “temporary workers” for pawns, and two rows of them in fact. Surrounding the leader on the government side are “cars, houses, mistresses, and watches” (the watches referring to the past-time some Chinese netizens have with identifying the expensive watches government officials wear but shouldn’t officially be able to afford).

      The entire thing is hilarious but something of a big Chinese internet inside joke.

      • lonetrey / Dan

        Ahhh, I see. Thanks for the clarification, I thought it might be something like that but the finer points of the joke was wasted upon me until now. :)

  • Repatriated

    Best course of action in this case:

    1. find a tree with a fire ant mound underneath
    2. remove metrosketchual clothing and affix rope around testicles of rapist
    3. hang rapist by testicles so rapist’s knuckles are dragging in the fire ant mound.

  • Mudge

    Give it a while until things screw up in China, officials and any of their families that have trodden on others will be beaten to a pulp by the masses.

  • 剑胆琴心

    compared a lot of chinese guys, i am too man…
    sigh!

  • BiggJ

    There is one thing I never understood about rape. Why would someone with lots of money rape a girl? Make no sense to me. Would be like a rich guy shop lifting. It must be the thrill of it or something. I would have just left that drunk skank at the bar and went to a whore house with my buddies and buy the whole place out. Then each of us can fuck 3 or 4 of our own chicks. It would only cost a few thousand rmb. Why would 5 guys opt to fuck 1 girl? That’s kind of weird. I’d opt to fuck a prostitute then gang rape 1 girl with 5 guys. I just don’t understand what’s going on in these guys heads. I sure the guys he hangs with are not poor either. Just pay for sex if you are going to rape a girl.

    • Atlas

      A few things:

      1- These guys are NOT smart.

      2- Second generation rich: Taught from cradle that everything they want they will get, otherwise they can punch people, throw tantrums and they will eventually get what they want anyway.

      3- Like it or not, his life is worth much more than the average person’s (in China). Given that money and power make you a better person and he has quantity of both, he could pretty much do anything he wanted to anyone.

      4- He never thought he would get caught, or was convinced he had enough power to not face any consequence.

      • slob

        It could also be that a lot of the girls who hang around these guys are only in it for the money. The chick may have known one of them, he feels her up, his friend joins in, she pushes them away, gets abused and soon enough pleb head pink panther here tells them all to hold her down and show his power.
        It’s ok though, he’ll die one die anyway.

        • Atlas

          See point 3 and 4.

          • markus peg

            I agree, but lets hope that he is wrong and pays the consequence for his actions by the full extent of the law (assuming the girls side of the story is true of course)

    • Guest

      rape is more about exerting power over another person then just the sex.

      • Atlas

        Actually it isn’t. Dr. Pierre Mailloux ( a Canadian psychiatrist with great expertise in dealing with pedophiles and rapists) disagrees with this idea that it is about power. Rapists are simply dominated by their sexual impulses on a very carnal level. This is why you can’t cure rapists from their “affliction” through speech therapy and counseling. The only effective way to cure sexual predators is through chemical or mechanical castration. No physical sex drive – no rape.

        • As queen of hearts say: ff with their [little] heads.

  • asdf

    Is the girl hot at the very least? Can we get a picture? I bet its some aiyie.

  • The Enlightened One

    I bet the boys in the movie “Deliverance” would have loved to run into this young buck… those mountain men would have LOOOOOOOOOVED him. “Squeal like a pig, boy!”

    • Great movie. Thanks for reminding me. Must hit itunes again.

  • Bawlzowt

    My first thought before reading the article was; why did they rape this chick? Was she at a party where the guys got angry she was some kind of tomboy and they decided to gang rape her. Then I read more and discovered it’s really a guy… or is it?

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  • Aiken

    If the suspect is just a normal person I bet he will get death sentence. Equality where art thou?

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