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Wife Beating Outlawed in China in 2000- China Fact

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 26, 2010

Beatings one’s wife officially became illegal in China in 2000, although it is estimated that around 30% of women still face this issue.

In addition, cases of women being horribly disfigured with acid have been reported in China. In one village in Shaanxi province a woman was held down by three women while her husband poured acid on her face and breast, scaring her horribly for he rest of her life. Her crime: she tried to leave her husband, who repeatedly beat her, and sought a divorce.- from http://www.factsanddetails.com

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