"(no, I wont change my mind if the rapee was my daughter and no, it doesnt matter what race the rapist was)".
Easy for you to say in a hypothetical situation. God forbid, if it actually does happen (and I'm not saying I hope that happens, even if I think you are a prick) would you be so sanguine?
And it is about race most certainly. The fact he was a British man means the Chinese guy doing the kicking has plenty of applause on the mainland. Again, this has to do with what I said earlier. This goes back to the whole "foreign aggressor preying on Chinese" mentality.