China Drafts a Law Against Domestic Violence for the First Time
Chinese activists and law advocates welcomed the new drafted law in the country which explicitly states the definition of “Domestic violence’. This law is the first of its kind in China that defines clearly “the acts of violence in the family” and some consider it as a step forward in China’s policies. Despite this, some right activists consider that the law could have been clearer and more specific. According to the Government’s news agencies, around 40 percent of Chinese married women suffer from at least one kind of domestic violence. BBC China reporter says that domestic violence was considered to be a private matter for the family, in spite of the scale of the problem.