China has a thing for sex slavery. In Laos, China has made a massive ‘Special Economic Zone’. This has today almost completely become sovereign Chinese land. Inside the SEZ, sex slavery is a rampant menace. Women in need are hired by Chinese companies – most often linked to the CCP – with the promise of jobs, but are then forced into prostitution and sex slavery. Now, if the Chinese Communist Party can organize such massive rackets in foreign nations, it is given that the conditions within China will be beyond describable.
The story that led to a media storm
One incident coming to light has brought China to its knees, exactly when the CCP gets ready to impress the world with the Beijing Winter Olympics. A video of a Chinese mother of eight children locked up in a village hut with a chain around her neck has sparked outrage and shock in China. The video from Xuzhou in eastern Jiangsu province was posted on Douyin, which owns TikTok.
The TikTok video first shows the vlogger talking to children inside the home. The vlogger then moves towards an old doorless shed next to the house, where he finds the woman with an iron chain around her neck, wearing no coat in the middle of winter with freezing temperatures giving her a lifetime’s shiver. The vlogger went to the woman’s shed after her children told her that she is given food every day.
To give the full story, here is the original video that caused the social media storm, which is still ongoing today (tw distressing content, not sure why the lock is blurred, as if that is the most shocking thing about this video..) pic.twitter.com/UOA5zrfeQ4
— Manya Koetse (@manyapan) January 30, 2022
After bringing her warm clothes, he asks her several questions which she is unable to answer properly. The woman is not seen being mentally sound in the video. The food kept for her on the messy and dirty bed is observed to be chilled, while she stands in one corner of the shabby shed – too psychologically damaged to make sense of things. Yet, the woman is a mother of eight. What does that tell you about the status of women in rural China? They are treated like nothing more than sex slaves and baby-producing machines.
And also: how is this all legal? More to come on this as the case is allegedly being investigated now. According to one female National People Congress member (private Weibo account), the woman has been sent to a hospital and kids are being relocated. No official statements yet. pic.twitter.com/7CcB2nhTfl
— Manya Koetse (@manyapan) January 30, 2022
The video of the woman has created a storm on Chinese social media, and CCP authorities have resorted to the same old censorship tactics. Now, the development is making international headlines as well, and China is being shamed at a whole new level. Since being posted on Friday, the video has prompted fevered discussion about human trafficking in China’s impoverished rural areas. Many netizens drew comparisons to a 2007 Chinese film Blind Mountain, which tells the story of a young woman who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
CCP authorities, meanwhile, issued a statement denying any allegations of kidnapping. They identified the woman as Yang from Huankou Township in Feng County. They claimed she had married her spouse, Dong, in 1998 and that she had been diagnosed with a mental illness. Yang had a history of violent outbursts, according to his family. This is the family’s version. And the CCP decided to go with it. So, instead of providing the mentally ill woman with medical care, her husband and his family thought it fit to chain her up and house her like an animal!
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However, the CCP has enraged the people of China. Chinese social media is livid, and they are demanding answers from the regime. How is it that women can be treated like animals in rural China? The massive outrage forced the local authorities to issue a second statement on Sunday. Officials stated that they were now looking into her husband. They said, “Dong (husband) is suspected of violating the law. The public security authorities have launched an investigation into it.”
The victim is currently being treated at a hospital for schizophrenia, and her children have been placed in state custody. Anger against the CCP has not subsided still, with one Weibo user asking, “Where are her parents? Who made her toothless? Who put a chain on her? How was she able to have eight children as a mentally-challenged woman? We need answers to these questions!” Another person wrote, “Looks like the government wants to sweep everything under the rug with this statement and hopes that people will be distracted from talking about this during the Spring Festival holiday.”
The CCP regime is today facing international humiliation due to the status of women in China, who are treated as second-grade citizens, and often, as people not entitled to human rights and dignity.
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