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China's Domestic Violence Law Gets Mixed Reception

While activists across China welcomed passage of this week's landmark anti-domestic-violence law, some said the hard-fought legislation didn't go far enough in terms of safeguarding homosexuals and victims of marital rape. Adopted by a landslide vote of the National People's Congress on Sunday, the new law, which goes into effect March 1, subverts a long-standing Chinese tradition of treating domestic violence as a private family matter. Women's organizations have long...

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