Learn Chinese new phrase: ‘Take turns to have sex’ goes viral on China’s social media

Updated:Fri, Aug 2, 2013 08:35 AM   By Bernd Chang

Take turns having sex,Gang rape

Clip of Sina report citing Beijing newspaper Jinghua Times shows it uses the phrase 'take turns having sex' to describe the previously called 'alleged gang rape' case committed by Li Tianyi and his friends.

From 'alleged gang rape' to 'take turns having sex', the changing wording in Chinese official media reports on a criminal case has sparked new wave of outrage against the suspect Li Tianyi and his father Li Shuangjiang.

 

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Chinese language is so profound and powerful that English speakers may not be able to imagine.

Thanks to the profoundness of powerful Chinese language, jobless is now described as laid-off, poor is replaced by to-be-rich, birth permit is issued as family planning service certificate, economic contraction is called minus economic expansion, etc.

Now, forget all the above, Chinese officials create new phrase: 'take turns having sex' to replace the term 'gang rape'!

The official Beijing newspaper Jinghua Times used this new phrase ‘taking turns to have sex with a girl’ when it referred to the highly publicized  Li Tianyi Gang-rape case that took place in Beijing in February. 

Li Tianyi, the 17-year-old teenager along with three other teenagers and an adult, were arrested on suspicion of gang raping a girl in Beijing in February. 

The Li Tianyi gang rape case has drawn intensive attention since the suspect is the son of PLA civil general Li Shangjiang, who earns a fame by singing party-eulogizing and patriotic songs (or simply red songs) that many Chinese think of as to wash their brains.

Li Tianyi and Li Shuangjiang

Li Tianyi and his father PLA general and singer Li Shuangjiang

In a nation where celebrities, rich people and officials usually take advantage of their connections with judicial department to be treated unfairly, it is no surprise that ordinary Chinese people are skeptical about whether Li Tianyi will be brought to justice due to his privileged background. 

Changes in the wording of the reports has deepened the fears that influential people connected with the accused might be interfering in the case, as the new wording may imply that there was no force involved during the sexual intercourses, analyzed SCMP.

Responding to the wide-spread online scepticism, Beijing police on Friday reconfirmed Li Shangjiang's son "was 'alleged for gang rape', not 'taking turns having sex'", according to a report by The Beijing News published on its official microblog account. 

But despite authority's clarification, “taking turns to have sex” has gone viral on Chinese social media, which shows how strongly public dislike and distrust privileged Chinese.

“If a gang rape can be called 'taking turns having sex,' then killing can be called terminating someone’s life, drug dealing can be called providing addictive food and gambling can be called entertainment with rewards,” said one of the most reposted Weibo microblogging.

On Thursday, Chinese media also reported that Xue Zhenyuan, the defence lawyer for Li Tianyi had resigned – and the reason is: 

Meng Ge f**king demands too much

Here again, we have another example to show your English speakers how profoundness of Chinese language. The title literarily means the lawyer resigns because mother of Li Tianyi (李天一(他)妈) demands too much, but when the three characters are used together 他妈的, it means f**king, so the sentence can be understood as the mother of Li Tianyi demand f**king too much. 

 

 

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