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Sexual assault scandals in China revive stifled #MeToo discussion

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By Brenda Goh and Sophie Yu SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Extensive coverage in China of sexual assault scandals involving tech giant Alibaba and celebrity Kris Wu, without obvious censorship, has rekindled discussion of the topic in a country where the #MeToo movement has previously been stifled. Sexual harassment and assault were issues that were for years rarely broached in public in China until the #MeToo movement took root in 2018, only to face online censorship and official pushback, including the arrest of activists. Exchanges on the Weibo social media platform on sexual harassment faced by wome…

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