After proclaiming I love the country, the Party and the people, I was beaten and scolded: Taiwan entertainer
Published: Oct 11, 2021 01:09 AM
Yang Li-tsing Photo: CFP

Yang Li-tsing Photo: CFP

Yang Li-tsing, better known as Cynthia Khan, an actress from the island of Taiwan, posted on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Saturday that she was beaten and scolded at a local hospital by a stranger, saying the inexplicable attack happened just after she proclaimed she loves China, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people.

Yang, born in 1968, appeared in many classic action movies and became popular among cross-Strait audiences. Recently, she has been taking care of her father at a local hospital.

As local media reported on Friday, she bumped with a woman who ran into her. As the woman was about to fall down, Yang moved to help her up but the lady was ungrateful and tried to hit Yang by swinging her fist.

There was a lot of confusion at the scene but no one came to help, not even the guards. The stranger insulted Yang and left.

Yang reported the incident to the police but the hospital could not provide monitoring videos. She had to seek the help from the city councilors.

The attack happened after Yang made a clear statement on social media on Thursday, according to the actress.

On important days such as July 1 and October 1 this year, Yang uploaded a series of social media posts to celebrate the birthdays of the Party and the country. However, she later revealed on Sina Weibo on Thursday that someone asked her not to post messages about loving China.

"As a Chinese person, why shouldn't I say I love China? I have acted in many movies about Chinese police. The first rule to me is to love my country, the Party and the people," she wrote in the post.

Surprisingly, the day after she said this, Yang was beaten and scolded at the hospital. Although there is no clear evidence that the accident has any connection with her post, some of her fans believe that she suffered an unexpected attack because she publicly expressed her love for the country and the Party.

There are numerous Taiwan residents clearly expressing their love to their motherland on social media platforms, including Wang Yunting, a vlogger from the island of Taiwan with more than 1.7 million followers on short-video platform Douyin.

"I can speak out publicly that I love my country for developing so fast on medical systems, infrastructure and science and technology," Wang told the Global Times.