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(Beijing Review)

09:00, October 21, 2011

WORKING TOGETHER: Volunteers distribute posters against violence on women in Chaohu, Anhui Province on November 25, 2008 (XIN HUA)

Kim continued to post pictures of the abuse she suffered. She also wrote messages asking Li to see a doctor. On September 4, Kim posted another picture of a bleeding left ear with the words "Li Yang, you need help."

On September 5, Kim posted the details of the abuse she suffered. "You knocked me to the floor. You sat on my back. You choked my neck with both hands and slammed my head into the floor. When I pried your hands from my neck you grabbed my hair and slammed my head into the floor 10 more times!" she said.

Li didn't respond to his wife's accusations against him until September 10, when he apologized on his micro-blog. "I wholeheartedly apologize to my wife Kim and my girls for committing domestic violence. This has caused them serious physical and mental damage," he said.

In another post on the same day, Li revealed he was accepting medical aid to help him overcome his abusive tendencies.

"We are good couple in most of the time," Li said in an interview with Sina, a popular Web portal. "It is like I am totally out of control when I beat my wife. I think it is a mental problem."

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ASEAN at 2011-10-24220.255.1.*
Observer, it seems that you are a real idiot. Your conclusion that China has a long way in becoming a civilised country with attitudes that it is okay to physically assault one"s spouse prove so. Your simple analysis of a situation prove so. Which country in this world does not have domestic violence ? Only an idiot would think such a thing. You means you stay in a country that does not have any domestic violence ? May I know the country that you are living ? Since you are an idiot, please don"t come to this website. This website is means for people with intelligence and profound understanding of the world affairs. Not for an idiot like you.
PD User at 2011-10-2494.195.123.*
What a lot of rubbish! Domestic violences against women happen everyday across the world. Alcohol abuse is one of the major causes.
LovingChina at 2011-10-24183.39.46.*
This lunatic LiYang has to be locked up for psychiatric treatments before it gets dangerous to the public. By the way, this has nothing to do with civilisation and civility of Chinese men and women nor China"s civilisation. Perhaps, ‘observer’ had not lived long enough in a western world to justify what being observed or read about assaults of spouses in the all white and black dominated nations where conditions for filing of divorces are far higher than it could imagine. Of course, it is equally shameful and disgraceful to note that quite a number of local Chinese women weren"t able to differentiate foreigners between mid-easterners and westerners (* just because these guys carried some USD or foreign notes *). It is hoped that CPC"s new cultural drive can fix a portion of such naivety & mental illnesses, at least!
Observer at 2011-10-24203.177.74.*
China has long way in becoming a civilized country with attitudes that it is okay to physically assault ones spouse. My friends say they like Americans because they think Chinese women are pretty while Chinese men think they are ugly. Only an idiot would think such a thing.

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