Tweet Six years after Chinese pop star Zhang Muyi publicly declared his love for the then year-old music pupil Miki Akama , the two have now announced their wedding on Weibo. Although some say their love is meant-to-be, others say it is a case of pedophilia.
In , it made international headlines when the then year-old Chinese popstar Zhang Muyi publicly declared his love for year-old Canada-born model Miki Akama. She replied to Zhang, saying: On April 4, Zhang wrote on Weibo: Miki responded to the post, writing: On September 11, , Miki will turn 18, and it will be ten years since we first met. The fundamental reason for this is that there is an unequal power relation between teachers and students, which makes it difficult to speak of an equal and truly harmonious connection between two people.
Let alone if one of the two persons is underage; this further intensifies the unequal relationship in terms of knowledge and experience. In their articles, they are deleting the part that really matters: When I was 8, I met Muyi and he was my music teacher; teaching me how to sing and teaching me self-confidence. By the time I was 12, my parents had let me read many books and see many movies, and I had a good education at school.
Many of my friends with the same age as me had started reaching puberty and I also started to think about who I liked. I could talk to Muyi about everything. He said that when I would reach the age of dating, he would help me check them out. At the time I did not understand what it meant, and he said he would not let me date bad guys, because it is very easy for people to get hurt. Looking back now, Muyi was also still young at that time, so I told him that if he did not want me to get hurt in the future, he should just marry me.
At the time we were just joking around, like playing house. With that uncomplicated promise, I grew up with him by my side. Of course, we will stay pure until marriage. The couple became a big topic of discussion in , when the then year-old Li tied the knot with the then year-old Lin. Li Kuncheng with his 40 year younger fiancee in , image via Asianpopnews. About Zhang and Miki, one commenter writes: The goal of pedophilia is unpure [sex], but they have been together a long time.
Zhang has no evil intentions. Renowned Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe answers a question on Weibo about whether this is pedophilia or not. If it is in line with these three principles, it is not punishable by law. The law can punish adults who have sex with girls under the age of 14, but if they wait with having sex until they are both adults, then the law cannot control them. Pedophiles are people who sexually assault children.
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