Jason68, it's not difficult to believe it if you look at the recent news:
"Nine-year-old boy chained to a tree, stripped and whipped by his father in freezing 5C temperatures... for skipping school"
"Father drags son naked through streets after he disobeys computer ban"
"Father forces his son naked around the streets with his bicycle"
In highschool I had a Chinese classmate. He told me that he was caned naked by his father in front of the whole family for any misbehavior or bad grade, and then he had to wait in a small and dark (key locked) utility room and let out only at dinner time, when in the house there were other relatives, neighbors and friends, so that they could see him naked with his striped behind.
At high school age I would have died of shame if I had simply to be naked in front of my mother! How could he bear all that?!
Chinese (and probably Asian people in general) have a specific culture for "humiliation as a punishment". It's another world.
(However I think only for boys, not for girls..).