Ctrip nursery employees jailed for abusing children

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A video that circulated on social media showed young children of Ctrip employees being roughly handled.

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Eight employees of a children’s daycare centre in China were sentenced to jail Tuesday (Nov 27) for abuse at a Shanghai day care center owned by one of China’s leading travel service companies, Ctrip.

The case emerged last November when parents suspicious of child abuse demanded footage from surveillance cameras at the center. The videos soon went viral online as that showed staff members rubbing spicy mustard into youngsters’ mouths and a woman force-feeding a child, sparking nationwide outrage.

The court’s statement accused the employees of “mustard intimidation” on the children, saying that these children need special protection and care, and the workers were punished for their unprofessional and immoral conduct.