This news was also on foreign news sites: BBC, CNN, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia.
Why? I think because this story was also about parents and how to punish kids. That topic is universal. Every adult struggles sometimes with how to react when kids are misbehaving.
When I was a child, my parents punished me by:
sending me to my room
refusing to let me watch TV
a few times - hitting me on the backside
How did your parents punish - or discipline you?