Counsellor Wang Ling, of the Maple Women's Psychological Counselling Centre in Beijing, teaches children how to protect their bodies. Photo: Wu Nan
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

To tackle China’s hidden epidemic of child sex abuse, a national child protection network is needed

  • China’s courts have announced a zero-tolerance policy to punish offenders but more needs to be done to protect victims from fear of exposure and stigma. Setting up a national network for child protection would be a positive step

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Counsellor Wang Ling, of the Maple Women's Psychological Counselling Centre in Beijing, teaches children how to protect their bodies. Photo: Wu Nan
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Chinese academics are calling for better protection for children against sexual predators. Photo: Shutterstock

China ‘must do more’ to protect its children from sex offenders

  • Academics call for new legislation and a coordinated, nationwide effort to monitor and control known perpetrators of crimes against minors
  • Better education and more support also needed to encourage victims and their parents to report offences
Topic |   China Society

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Chinese academics are calling for better protection for children against sexual predators. Photo: Shutterstock
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