State newspaper says China does not have Harvey Weinstein-type predators because ‘men are taught to be protective of women’

China’s flagship state English newspaper has come under fire after publishing a commentary claiming the type of sexual harassment allegedly perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein could never happen in China due to its cultural traditions.

Critics reacted swiftly and furiously to the article in the China Daily, with many women saying they had been sexually harassed in China or pointing to prominent examples, many of which have previously gone viral.

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