Son of Chinese general denies gang rape, inflames public anger
BEIJING (REUTERS) - The teenage son of a prominent Chinese general denied the charge of gang rape on Wednesday, inflaming public anger in a case that has stirred resentment against the offspring of the political elite who are widely seen as spoilt.
Li Tianyi, 17, is one of five accused of assaulting a woman in a Beijing hotel in February, according to state media.
Li has become the most prominent target of complaints that the sons and daughters of China's top-ranked Communist Party officials can dodge the law because of family influence.
Li's father is General Li Shuangjiang of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), who is a singer known for performing patriotic songs on television shows and at official events.