Chinese Legislators Draft Sexual Harassment Laws

The China Youth Daily reported Sunday that 32 lawmakers have drafted a sexual harassment law and submitted their proposal to the Chinese legislature, the National People’s Congress.

The newspaper reported that sexual harassment in China has become rampant in many areas, and especially within private businesses, foreign-funded businesses, and industries in which large numbers of women are employed.

Noting that “many people still lack understanding about the social damage caused by sexual harassment,” authors of the proposed law urged its passage, and gave examples of laws enacted in other countries.


AP - March 7, 1999

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