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Chinese city launches domestic violence database for couples considering marriage

Tool in Yiwu comes after a rise in domestic violence during Covid-19 lockdowns and quarantine measures The city of Yiwu in eastern China is set to begin a pilot programme that allows residents to check whether their partner has a history of domestic abuse before getting married. According to a notice on the Yiwu government website, the city will on 1 July unveil a searchable database that includes the information of offenders from across the country, those who have been convicted, subjected to restraining orders or sentenced to detention over domestic violence since 2017. Continue reading...
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