China’s e-commerce retailer Alibaba Group suspended several employees over the weekend after an employee accused her supervisor and a customer of sexual assault. The police are also investigating. For several months now, young women have increasingly been publicly speaking out against abuse or sexual harassment. Most recently, the allegations had also hit pop idol Kris Wu, who now remains in custody in Beijing for more than a week. A 19-year-old female influencer accused Wu of forcing underage girls to perform sexual acts in some cases. So far, Beijing has tried to censor all #MeToo discussions on social media, partly out of fear of the emergence of new grassroots activism
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