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Li Guanfeng

Court rejects military artist's son's appeal, upholds 10 year sentence for gang rape

Defendant Li Guanfeng''s mother, Meng Ge, leaves court in Beijing''s Haidian district during the first-instance trial in August. Photo: CNS

A court in Beijing has rejected an appeal by the 17-year-old son of a prominent military artist against a 10-year sentence for participating in a gang rape of a woman, a high-profile criminal case that has attracted intense media attention and widespread condemnation for

Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 10:31am 1 comment

Beijing must ensure people's right to privacy

Li Shuangjiang and his son Li Guanfeng sing together. Photo: SCMP

The case of Li Guanfeng, the 17-year-old son of the prominent People's Liberation Army singing artist Li Shuangjiang, is hitting the headlines again. A defence lawyer publicised a sternly worded statement last month, appealing to the public to respect the rights of his client, who has been detained, with four others, on suspicion of gang rape.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:00am

Why justice must be seen to be done in 'child of privilege' rape case

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

Public discussion remains intense on the high-profile incident involving 17-year-old Li Guanfeng, who was detained with four others by police in Beijing last month for allegedly taking part in a gang rape. Li does not come from an ordinary family: his father is Li Shuangjiang, a senior military official famous for singing patriotic songs.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Son of singer's gang rape arrest sparks debate on children of the privileged

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

Many families have their black sheep but few have triggered so much public anger and hostility as the 17-year-old son of celebrity PLA singer Li Shuangjiang being held by police as one of five suspects in a gang rape.

3 Mar 2013 - 3:32am 7 comments

People's Daily slams 'spoiled' children of top officials

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

The mouthpiece of the Communist Party on Monday lamented a generation that had never tasted "hard work" after the son of a general was held on suspicion of involvement in a gang rape.

26 Feb 2013 - 5:41am

Public anger over case of son of general accused of rape

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

Four of the five detained suspects, who are accused of raping a young woman on February 17, are minors, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday. This includes Li Guanfeng, son of Li Shuangjiang, a senior official in the People's Liberation Army who is famous for singing patriotic songs at public events and enjoys a non-commanding rank equivalent to major general.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am 2 comments

Details emerge on PLA singer's son suspected of gang rape

Li Shuangjiang (left) and his son Li Guanfeng. Photo: SCMP

Li Guanfeng, formerly known as Li Tianyi and the son of PLA Art Academy tenor Li Shuangjiang, 74, is suspected along with four other men of taking a drunken woman to Beijng's Hubei Hotel early last Monday, where she was allegedly gang-raped, the Legal Evening News reports.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:21am 3 comments