Some eight employees of a rural bank in China have been publicly cane for poor performance.
According to a viral video on social media, a man reported to be a corporate coach with a cane was seen spanking employee after employee on stage after asking them a few questions.
At the event, a total of 216 bank staff were divided into 27 teams and, the bottom-ranked team -- including four men and four women -- were spanked by the corporate coach and told to reflect on their poor performance, according to the statement.
The video went viral on Weibo, the China version of Twitter.
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Earlier reports from China indicated the manager of the employees was doing the spanking. Local authorities however confirmed later the action was taking by a corporate coach during a team-building exercise organized by the bank.
Reports also say the coach shaved a man's head half bald as punishment. Watch the video in the tweet below.