Caixin
Feb 14, 2022 08:01 PM
OPINION

Editorial: Protecting Women’s Rights Starts With Ensuring They Are Free From Fear

The protection of women’s rights needs to be supported by laws and regulations. Photo: VCG
The protection of women’s rights needs to be supported by laws and regulations. Photo: VCG

Recently, a Chinese mother of eight was found chained in Xuzhou, East China’s Jiangsu province, sparking outrage across the country. The suffering of this woman, who had been abducted and abused, has crossed a line with the public and has brought shame to every honest Chinese citizen.

The incident is one of the reasons for all the recent attention paid to proposed amendments to the Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests. The revised draft of the law received more than 420,000 comments while it was available for public review from Dec. 24 to Jan. 22. That’s 100 times more than the number of comments about the revised draft of the Company Law over the same period.

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