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In China, as elsewhere, domestic violence is a hidden epidemic — a public health crisis dismissed as private scandal, a crime discounted or covered up. The state estimates that 1 in 4 Chinese women are beaten; experts think the figure is higher and note that statistics often exclude other forms of abuse. Tens of millions are at risk.
Since coming to power in 2012, the government led by President Xi Jinping has tried to make the issue of domestic violence a cornerstone of its social policy. The country last year passed a first-of-its-kind bill that targets domestic violence.
www.washingtonpost.com... ory.html?wpmm=1&wpinl_ww This problem is worldwide, devoid of country,religion etc. and like all "abuse " are man made. Human nature will not allow it to disappear unfortunately, but hopefully with effort it can be reduced around the world.
The bill was hailed as a step in the right direction. Though it does not cover sexual abuse and ignores same-sex partnerships, it includes measures such as restraining orders that — if requested and enforced
In China, as elsewhere, domestic violence is a hidden epidemic — a public health crisis dismissed as private scandal, a crime discounted or covered up.