A woman cries looking at the pictures of her dead sister pasted on the wall of her former home in Zhang village, Henan Province, central China. Photo: Getty
A woman cries looking at the pictures of her dead sister pasted on the wall of her former home in Zhang village, Henan Province, central China. Photo: Getty

China domestic violence: man arrested for allegedly burning wife to death as son makes social media plea

  • Prosecution of domestic violence cases remains poor in China despite ongoing legal reform and public outrage
  • Since China passed its first Anti-Domestic Violence Law in 2016, there have been 942 reported cases of domestic violence resulting in 1,214 deaths by 2019

A woman cries looking at the pictures of her dead sister pasted on the wall of her former home in Zhang village, Henan Province, central China. Photo: Getty
A woman cries looking at the pictures of her dead sister pasted on the wall of her former home in Zhang village, Henan Province, central China. Photo: Getty
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