Chinese general's son on trial for alleged gang rape: Xinhua
BEIJING (AFP) - The son of a Chinese general went on trial on Wednesday over his involvement in an alleged gang rape, state media said, in a case that sparked public outrage.
Li Tianyi is among five men who allegedly gang-raped a woman in a Beijing hotel in February, state news agency Xinhua said, the latest allegation against the privileged children of officials to provoke anger.
The 17-year-old's father Li Shuangjiang holds the rank of general as dean of the music department for the Chinese army's Academy of Arts.
His mother Meng Ge, who is also a prominent singer, arrived at the court in Beijing on Wednesday morning but did not take questions from journalists, Xinhua said.