This is why Chinese English-language media need foreign editors

A normal rape case has become a social and entertainment event in 2013.

A normal rape case has become a social and entertainment event in 2013.

A normal rape case has become a social and entertainment event in 2013.

More info here: NYT, WSJ, and for good measure, Daily Mail.

(Obviously the writer did not intend to normalize rape cases or call rape “entertainment.” Just pointing out how mistranslations stemming from differences in how we use our respective languages can sometimes produce shocking and amusing results.)

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