Chinese Media Uses Gang Rape to Attack Democracy

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The recent gang rape inside a New Delhi bus shocked India. It sparked massive protests and calls for better protection of Indian women.

The incident was also widely discussed in China. State-run media issued articles like these.

This one by Xinhua News Agency is titled: "India's 'Democracy' Cannot Protect Women". Another by state-run Beijing Youth Daily says the incident tore through India's democratic system.
http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/world/2012-12/31/c_124168711.htm
http://bjyouth.ynet.com/3.1/1212/28/7716080.html

By linking the gang rape to India's system of government, Chinese state-run media argues that democracy is not something that should be sought after, because it doesn't necessarily offer a better life for the public.

That sparked a debate on Chinese Internet. Some point out that Indians could at least freely protest on the streets. Local media are also allowed to report on it.
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Scenes like these, Chinese netizens said, could not be possible in China.
http://www.tianya.cn/publicforum/content/worldlook/1/645277.shtml

This netizen says if a similar attack happened in China, it would have been Chinese officials who were the attackers, and the incident would be covered up.
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Some of those discussions are now being silenced on Chinese Internet. Indian newspaper, the Hindu, reported today that a search about the subject on Sina Weibo, turns up a page that says the results could not be displayed according to regulations. This usually means the topic is becoming censored by authorities.

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