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New Chinese law to target domestic violence

(Beijing Times)

15:49, September 07, 2011

Edited and Translated by Liu Xiaoning, People's Daily Online

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has incorporated a new law against domestic violence into its legislative agenda, and the law has passed into the final stage of investigation and argumentation, according to the All-China Women's Federation.

In 2010, a survey conducted by the All-China Women's Federation about the issue of domestic violence showed that 64 percent of the adult respondents have experienced domestic violence, and nearly 40 percent of the surveyed couples admitted that domestic violence has affected their marital lives, while 60 percent of the minors have suffered violent treatment from their parents

In recent years, the All-China Women's Federation has been actively committed to promoting the passage of a national law to punish domestic violence and has proposed the incorporation of a domestic violence law into the legislation plan for four years.

According to the federation, the current work will focus on how to deal with the relationships between domestic violence law and other legislations and what measures could be taken to prevent domestic violence from happening. The federation will submit survey results to the relevant authorities for the final preparation of the legislation.


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