(The Independent) The teenage son of a prominent Chinese general has denied the charge of gang rape, inflaming public anger in a case that has stirred resentment against the offspring of the political elite.

Li Tianyi, 17, is one of five accused of assaulting a woman in a Beijing hotel in February, according to state media. He 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.

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. Li’s mother, Meng Ge, is a famous singer in the PLA.

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