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Dec 21, 2021 08:15 PM
CHINA

China Drafts Rules to Outlaw Pick-Up Artists, Workplace Sexual Harassment

The move comes as China grapples with a shrinking labor force, of which women account for nearly half, and a low birth rate partly fueled by some female employees’ concern that having children may affect their career development. Photo: VCG
The move comes as China grapples with a shrinking labor force, of which women account for nearly half, and a low birth rate partly fueled by some female employees’ concern that having children may affect their career development. Photo: VCG

China’s top lawmakers are deliberating draft revisions to a law that would provide greater protection for women against workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as better protecting their personality rights and helping guard against psychological manipulation.

The amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Women were submitted Monday to the ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) for a first reading. Drafts usually go through three readings before being passed by the legislature.

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