A cellphone video showing a man publicly hitting eight employees (four men and four women) of a rural bank with a stick in China for poor performance is sparking outrage. The video was published on the state-run media organization People's Daily. The video, recorded by a member of the audience, shows Jiang Yang at a training session for more than 200 employees at Changzhi Zhangze Rural Commercial Bank in northern China. The video has been widely shared on Weibo since Sunday. Jiang Yang is a trainer at Changzhi Zhangze Bank. Later, on his microblogging he explained: "Spanking was a training model I have been exploring for many years".