Chinese Student Rapes Woman in US, Parents Try To Bribe Victim

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Tang Peng, accused of raping a woman in Iowa, United States.

From Sohu:

Chinese overseas student suspect in rape of female landlord, parents charged with trying to bribe victim

China News Service April 14th report, in Iowa state of the United States, 21-year-old Chinese overseas student Tang Peng (transliteration) has been accused of raping a female landlord 2 weeks ago on the pretense of wanting to rent an apartment. After being arrested, he did not admit guilt. After his parents rushed to America, they attempted to bribe the victim to change her testimony, and have also been prosecuted by the police.

[…] The other charge in this case has attracted attention. The Iowa police department’s charge that Tang Peng’s parents, 57-year-old Tang X [Tang Xuefan] and 49-year-old Li X [Li Qiao] (transliteration) rushed to Iowa after the incident occurred at the beginning of the month, where they had claimed they would find the woman who accused their son and “persuade” her to change her testimony to obtain some remuneration. A friend told the victim what Tang Peng’s parents had said, and the police arrested Tang’s parents after being informed.

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Comments from Sohu:


Has to be the child of a government official or of the rich, used to running amok in China without consequences. Abroad, they won’t tolerate this kind of behavior.

未卜先知625609 [搜狐甘肃省平凉市网友]:

A family’s scum, human flesh search them, find out whether or not they’re also corrupt officials.

四裤全输760892 [搜狐广东省深圳市网友]:

Using China’s behavior of bribery in America…truly hilarious!!!

神机妙算105359 [搜狐辽宁省朝阳市网友]:

They think they’re in China, where they can settle things with money, with connections?! Hahaha!

面壁功深567907 [搜狐广西壮族自治区网友]:

They really thought it would be the same as in China, where as long as one has money one has power and anything can be done. Wrong. America’s laws are very sound, but as for China’s laws, sigh! Nothing can be said.

初入江湖209519 [搜狐山东省青岛市网友]:

Smiles, America’s legal system is truly too gei li! People like this truly deserve it!

闲着没事儿867922 [搜狐天津市网友]:

You think you’re in China, where committing crimes can be taken care of with money? In China, corrupt officials are everywhere, but America isn’t the same, you garbage.

狼吃小样 [搜狐河北省秦皇岛市网友]:

So embarrassing, Chinese thinking is not useful in America.

wwx468_NEW [搜狐北京市网友]:

These parents have gotten used to bribing in China.

微言微词946047 [搜狐山东省东营市网友]:

You think you’re still in a place where money and power is bigger than the law?

鲜明的亮亮 [搜狐湖南省衡阳市网友]:

This pair of reckless parents, thinking they’re still in China, where money along can settle things. The son too must be be influenced by their actions in order for him to do such a nation-shaming thing!

富三代他爷爷 [搜狐辽宁省大连市网友]:

Strange, a domestically time-tested tried and true method not working abroad, truly strange.

富三代他爷爷 [搜狐辽宁省大连市网友]: (responding to above)

Could it be, that outside China, it isn’t a harmonious society?

abc552005 [搜狐辽宁省大连市网友]:

What rich people in China can use money to take care of not working abroad shows that Chinese citizens’ moral character has already reached history’s lowest point. Reforms have caused China’s economy to rise, yet its morals have fallen, just who’s mistake is this? I trust history will show us the correct answer.

猴子上树 [搜狐北京市网友]:

Let him serve a prison sentence in America!

彧很快乐 [搜狐安徽省网友]:

If this were in China, it wouldn’t be a problem at all.

二线明星131502 [搜狐广东省梅州市网友]:

These kinds of parents are definitely part of the corruption in China, who should be severely dealt with. Has it been determined who this person’s parents are?

跑龙套289988 [搜狐内蒙古自治区兴安盟网友]:

Socialism with Chinese characteristics doesn’t work abroad.

随口成章594653 [搜狐四川省成都市网友]:

The tactics habitually used in China don’t work in America????

孤舟独桨365721 [搜狐河南省三门峡市网友]:

This trick doesn’t work in the United States? In China, it totally and completely works.

搜狐手机网友 [搜狐网友]:

Serves him right! Must be severely punished! Even better if he isn’t allowed out to hurt others…

我爱你米高 [搜狐网友]:

It’s possible he has done this before in China and they also used the same way to solve the problem. His parents are afraid he’ll lose his little life in China, so they sent him abroad where there isn’t a death penalty.

搜狐手机网友 [搜狐网友]:

No matter what mistake he made, we should first protect our own compatriot. When Americans bully us, where did you all go? When they run amok in China, which one of you have stood forth for justice? What difference is this from helping the enemy and selling out your own country? As long as it is fighting the Americans, brother [referring to self] would be the first to enlist, the first to go forth. China cannot be insulted. Only knowing how to bully our own, let me see you go bully foreigners, dammit.

心领神会700197 [搜狐江苏省扬州市网友]: (responding to above)

Please, I beg you, stop being deceived by this kind of so-called nationalism! I truly wonder if water has entered your brain [mentally retarded]? This kind of human scum, should be locked up until he’s dead in America’s prisons. Let them come back, and let him continue to harm our female compatriots!?

玉堂金马778876 [搜狐吉林省长春市网友]: (also responding to 搜狐手机网友)

Congratulations on successfully demonstrating the bottom limit of intelligence…

临水照花人6638 [搜狐北京市网友]:

I truly think our country’s judicial authorities should pay careful attention to this case, see how these countries who flaunt their human rights, democracy, and legal systems will deal with this kind of thing, and learn from them, because this kind of thing happens too much in our country, and so many outcomes are unknown to the public.

网友8566523 [搜狐湖北省网友]:

According to Chinese law, as long as you wear a condom, it isn’t considered rape, it’s just a visit.

我爱你米高 [搜狐网友]:

Truly a loss of face for Chinese people.

梦笔生花716768 [搜狐辽宁省大连市网友]:

Begging the Americans, keep them, don’t send them back!

旁敲侧击758095 [搜狐黑龙江省大庆市网友]:

This is precisely the difference between America’s legal system and China’s legal system. In China, power trumps the law and money can do anything!
Those with money can even make ghosts do your bidding, hahaha.
This bastard’s father thinks [America] would be the same as in China, got his just deserts, eh?
From this it can be seen how sad it is to be in China, no wonder some people emigrate the moment they have money, too afraid of Party princelings and the children of the wealthy, who can’t be dealt with!

爆巭砯 [搜狐天津市网友]:

America being able to uphold justice, not being enticed by money, not surrendering to power, Chinese netiens are very happy! These rich people dare to do anything in China, with no consequences for whatever bad things they’ve done, and have gotten used to it, but in America, their methods no longer work.

搜狐新闻客户端网友 [搜狐网友]:

Young man, if you did this in China, money can guarantee nothing bad will happen to you. Haha.

guodongccc [搜狐网友]:

Child of the rich? Child of government officials?
Strongly demand his family background be human flesh searched out!
So good, America’s rule of law is fair! I don’t dare to imagine what it would be like in China!

cc7172 [搜狐网友]:

We can conclude this “beast’s” parents are deeply familiar with this domestic judicial method [of bribery] and wanted to use this method in America only to get themselves in trouble! They deserve it! This “animal’s” parents must be “the first who got rich”. If America repatriates this “beast” to China, who knows how long this “animal” will actually stay in a Chinese prison? It probably won’t be a life sentence. Because this is in China!!

搜狐手机网友 [搜狐网友]:

Some study abroad students relying on their families having money, not studying and wasting time abroad, first-rate garbage, doing this kind of thing, truly bringing disgrace to our country’s people.

搜狐手机网友 [搜狐网友]:

In China, forget rape, even with murder, you don’t need to fear as long as you have money.

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