Li Gang currently may be the most famous father in China.
He is deputy chief of the Baoding City Public Security Bureau branch in north China's Hebei Province. He was like any other father until his son, Li Qiming, catapulted him into notoriety.
Li Qiming was alleged to have said "Sue me if you dare. My father is Li Gang," after driving his car into two students while under the influence of alcohol, on October 16 at Hebei University in Beishi District, which is under his father's administration. He did not stop the car until he was intercepted by security guards and students on campus. One of the victims later died despite emergency rescue efforts.
His remarks have spread online and provoked a mixture of angry and mocking reactions from millions of Chinese citizens.
Microblog website sina.com.cn held a contest that asked people to make sentences using the phrase "My father is Li Gang". Entries included "No need to panic after any crime, because my father is Li Gang," and "I never pay my telephone bills because my father is Li Gang," etc.
(China.org.cn November 29, 2010)