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Foreigner slammed for throwing a 5-yr-old girl into swimming pool

2012-07-02 10:00:54 GMT2012-07-02 18:00:54(Beijing Time)

A New Zealander is being taken away by police after tossing a young girl into a swimming pool in Jinan, Shandong province, Sunday.

By Mei Jingya, Sina English

A New Zealand national, believed in his 50s, tossed a 5-year-old Chinese girl into a swimming pool for "her bumping into him" in Jinan, capital city of E China's Shandong province on July 1, the provincial newspaper Qilu Evening News reported.

The little girl's grandmother told reporters that the accident happened in a hotel's swimming pool Sunday afternoon.

"It's intolerable," the girl's grandma said while speaking out her indignation towards the foreigner’s outrageous behavior.

The foreigner reportedly did this after the girl accidentally touched him while swimming. A Chinese man managed to catch the falling girl, who was not hurt but felt frightened and depressed after what happened.

Witnesses say the girl's mother had a quarrel with the New Zealander after the incident. The foreigner reacted rudely, cursed in English and even tried to start a fight.

The man was taken away by security. Local police said later that the man is a foreign lecturer hired by a university.

Back in May, a video about a Briton sexually harassing a Chinese woman in the street went viral, angering the Chinese public. Soon after that incident, Beijing made regulations banning illegal entry and stay of some foreigners.



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