“For the second time, a Chinese kindergarten run by the RYB Education New World company is being investigated for abusing children, this time with allegations that staff injected children with unknown substances, fed them white pills, and forced them to strip naked for “health checks” by nude men.
The Beijing-based, New York-listed RYB Education company has Joel Getz as an independent director. Getz was president of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and is the former director of development for the Clinton Foundation.
At the Clinton Foundation, Getz directed its “worldwide charitable, educational, and economic development initiatives,” ” . . . . (more)
“. . . Beijing police are investigating claims that children were “allegedly sexually molested, pierced by needles, and given unidentified pills,” according to Reuters, which cited reports from the state-run Xinhua news agency. . . .”
” . . . The accusations are similar to a previous case of abuse uncovered at an RYB Education school in Siping, where two teachers were found guilty in a Jilin Province court in 2015 for abusing kindergartners.
The 2015 case bore a striking similarity to the current case. Reuters cited court documents saying staff on “multiple occasions used needles and intimidation tactics to abuse many of the children under their care.”
In the current case, parents have reportedly found needle marks on at least eight toddlers. According to the Beijing-based Caixin news outlet, one mother said she found needle marks on her daughter’s arms, buttocks, and forehead. . . .”
” . . . According to the Los Angeles Times, one parent said her child told her that a naked man, or men, called “uncle doctor” and “grandpa doctor,” would perform a “health check” on them after the children were forced to strip naked. Children were also allegedly threatened to not tell anyone of the abuse, under threat that the teachers had a “very long telescope” that allowed them to watch the children even in their homes.”
LA Times – Many in China outraged by shocking sexual abuse allegations at a kindergarten in Beijing
“RYB Education (the initials stand for “red, yellow, blue”) went public on the New York Stock Exchange in late September, and has a market capitalization of $766 million. The 19-year-old company’s website — which depicts happy children running beneath cartoon hot-air balloons — calls it China’s largest early-childhood education service provider, with branches in more than 300 Chinese cities and 300,000 students enrolled.”
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