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Shocking sexual abuse allegations at a kindergarten in Beijing has China on edge

Shocking sexual abuse allegations at a kindergarten in Beijing has China on edge

Several parents have accused a Beijing kindergarten of drugging and sexually abusing their children, causing an upswell of anger on Chinese social media and prompting an investigation into abuse at kindergartens nationwide.

Children at a school run by the Beijing-based, New York-listed RYB Education New World company reported teachers injecting them with an unidentified substance, making them swallow white pills and forcing them to strip naked, the parents told Chinese media.

Police and education officials have not confirmed the allegations. But Chinese internet users have responded with unmitigated rage, their conviction in the allegations’ veracity compounded by a recent...

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