China high-speed rail accused of ‘singling out’ women and cosmetics in public service video about ‘uncivilised behaviour’
52-second video chooses case of woman passenger spilling lotion and face powder on male passenger as example of unruly onboard conductAnger spreads online as people ask why much more flagrant and common forms of bad behaviour on trains were not featured in videoTrending in ChinaYating Yangin BeijingPublished: 9:00am, 20 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
A public service video about “uncivilised behaviour” onboard China’s much-lauded high-speed trains appears to have come off the rails amid accusations that it singles out women.
The 52-second video was released on July 6 by China Railway, the official account of China State Railway Group Company, which has more than 2.4 million followers on the Douyin social media platform.
In it an actress portraying a beauty blogger is seen applying makeup on a high-speed train.
At one point she spills some lotion on the arm of a fellow passenger while her face powder coats the face of a man sitting next to her.