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Li Tianyi: China court jails army singers' son for rape

26 September 2013 Last updated at 13:05 BST

A court in China has convicted the son of two high-profile army singers and sentenced him to 10 years in jail for rape, state media say.

The court said it had shown leniency to Li Tianyi, 17, because he was a juvenile, despite the fact he was the ringleader.

Li and four others had denied raping the woman at a Beijing hotel in February after drinks.

John Sudworth explains the significance in China of Li and his family.

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