The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

The out­rage of the week in China was the reck­less­ness shock­ingly on dis­play by the teenage son of a high-rank­ing Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army of­fi­cial. On the eve- ning of Sept 6, the teenage son driv­ing an un­li­censed BMW rear-ended an Audi. Li Tianyi, 15, jumped out of his BMW and sav­agely beat the Audi driver. He is the son of na­tion­ally renowned mil­i­tary choir tenor Li Shuan­jiang, who is fa­mous for his ren­di­tions of many Com­mu­nist songs over the decades and holds a rank equiv­a­lent to a ma­jor gen­eral.

A po­lice back­ground check showed the teen had been in­volved in 32 pre­vi­ous traf­fic vi­o­la­tions and was never pun­ished. His fa­ther ap­par­ently pan­icked af­ter the in­ci­dent be­cause the vic­tim was re­port­edly a rel­a­tive of the per­sonal sec­re­tary to De­fense Min­is­ter Gen. Liang Guan­glie. Pro­fuse apolo­gies from the fa­ther to the vic­tim were de­liv­ered at the PLA Gen­eral Staff’s 309 Hos­pi­tal. But pub­lic out­rage over the in­ci­dent is aflame through­out China.

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