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Man slaps his daughter to appeal to his ex-wife

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A video showing a man slapping his daughter continuously in China, recently went viral online.

In the clip, the man suddenly began hitting his five-year-old daughter while she was sleeping. He then uploaded the video online, angering thousands who saw the footage.

After police investigation, the man - named Jiang - was arrested. He confessed to the crime, claiming that he wanted to show the video to his ex-wife and beg her to come back to him.

The man was detained for 15 days, and his ex-wife took custody of their daughter.

The story has provoked sharp reactions on social media in China.