China's Tough New #MeToo Laws Not Trusted In Wake Of Peng Shuai Affair

China's Tough New #MeToo Laws Not Trusted In Wake Of Peng Shuai Affair

Andrew H. Sweet

As revised, the law would offer the most comprehensive legal definition of sexual harassment, including behaviors such as sending unwanted sexually explicit images or pressuring someone into a relationship in exchange for benefits.

Some provisions would go beyond those in other countries. In particular, the draft bans the use of "superstition" or other "emotional control" against women. While the draft does not offer further details, state media reports have said those bans cover pickup artistry.

Feng Yuan, the founder of Equality, a Beijing-based advocacy group, welcomed the move for its potential to impose "moral responsibility and pressure" on institutions. But she noted that the draft does not specify clear punishments for the violations it outlines.

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