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Chinese city tries new method to fight domestic violence

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By: Charles PELLEGRIN | Li YUPU

This July, one Chinese city tried something new to tackle domestic violence. In Yiwu, in eastern China, people can now consult their partner's criminal record before getting married. The decision comes as the country saw a spike in cases of abuse because of lockdown measures. Anti-domestic violence advocates welcomed the move, but would also like to see existing laws fully applied.

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One advocacy group, Weiping, found that nearly half of all restraining order applications made in Shanghai were unsuccessful. Our China correspondent met with the people leading the charge in the fight against domestic abuse.

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