Anger as Chinese media claim harassment is just a western problem

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State newspaper says China does not have Harvey Weinstein-type predators because ‘men are taught to be protective of women’

China’s flagship English newspaper has come under fire over the publication of a commentary claiming the type of sexual harassment allegedly perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein could never happen in China because of its cultural traditions.

Critics reacted swiftly and furiously to the article in the state-run China Daily, with many women saying they had been sexually harassed in China or pointing to prominent examples, many of which have previously gone viral.

Chinese men are taught to be protective of their women.

Uh, having attended China’s most prestigious film school, the Beijing Film Academy, I can tell you that you are gravely mistaken.

Heavy censorship! Reality of course is that the problem is rampant in both—all—places.

Related: The Secret Actress: in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein is not an anomaly | The Secret Actress

The Chinese movie industry is full of abuse. Many actresses, especially the younger ones, are being treated like prostitutes.

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