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Domestic Violence

China Digest, September 21, 2012


Shanty couple stay put

Friday, 21 September, 2012, 3:29am

Ex-James Bond actor Roger Moore claims his first two wives attacked him

Former James Bond actor Roger Moore has claimed he was a victim of domestic violence during his first two marriages.

The 84-year-old British star, who first played agent 007 in 1973's Live and Let Die, said his former wives Doorn Van Steyn and Dorothy Squires subjected him to a string of attacks in both of their doomed marriages.

14 Sep 2012 - 4:11am


Old value of harmony still valid

Harmony is one of the main concepts in Confucianism and I think it is still the best way to deal with various problems.

When we work in a team, co-operation is essential. This requires a common strategy, but there may still be arguments. Harmony is needed to cool things down, so people can make decisions wisely.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Marital disputes getting more violent

Violence between married couples may be falling steeply but the level of violence used has not. This is indicated by an increasing proportion of such cases that attract criminal charges.

While the number of cases overall has more than halved since 2007, the number of criminal cases has fallen by only about 25 per cent, according to the Social Welfare Department.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Three elderly abandoned and more mistreated

Three elderly people were abandoned by relatives in Hong Kong last year and abuse cases of the elderly increased 15 per cent to 368 - but a welfare group says this is just 'the tip of the iceberg'.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Alarming reaction to child reports

Hong Kong is such a safe city that even the merest suggestion that matters are not as usual drives parents into a frenzy. That is what seems to have happened after three young boys, the eldest in Primary Three, told parents that a stranger had approached them as they were leaving school and asked if they wanted to go with him to have tea. They said no and he went away.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

When love turns to fear

The 10 minutes that Kim Lee spent clutching her three-year-old daughter while standing outside a Beijing police station on August 30 were the longest 10 minutes of her life. She felt torn about going in, but she knew it was necessary to stop living in fear.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Where violence in home is just a private affair

'You knocked me to the floor. You sat on my back. You choked my neck with both hands and slammed my head into the floor. When I pried your hands from my neck you grabbed my hair and slammed my head into the floor 10 more times.'

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Abused wife of language guru demands a divorce

The wife of Li Yang, the mainland celebrity English language teacher behind the Crazy English learning syndicate, has filed for divorce at the Chaoyang District People's Court, citing domestic violence.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Quarter of wives are victims of abuse

Nearly a quarter of married women on the mainland have experienced some form of abuse in their marriages, with more than 5 per cent suffering from domestic violence, a survey has found.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am