Supporters of Zhou Xiaoxuan display posters outside the Haidian District People’s Court in Beijing on December 2, 2020, during her sexual harassment case. Photo: AFP
Supporters of Zhou Xiaoxuan display posters outside the Haidian District People’s Court in Beijing on December 2, 2020, during her sexual harassment case. Photo: AFP
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

China’s legal system must change to protect sexual harassment survivors

  • The sad truth is that the system tends to favour the defendant in civil litigation. Courts should place more weight on testimony and reconsider the ‘high degree of likelihood’ standard, which is challenging compared to other parts of the world

Supporters of Zhou Xiaoxuan display posters outside the Haidian District People’s Court in Beijing on December 2, 2020, during her sexual harassment case. Photo: AFP
Supporters of Zhou Xiaoxuan display posters outside the Haidian District People’s Court in Beijing on December 2, 2020, during her sexual harassment case. Photo: AFP
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