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April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"One of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s founding principles, after all, is that women and men are equal, and recent changes in legislation introduced harsher penalties for rapists and child abusers. In December 2015, China’s legislature passed a omestic violence law, although it does not directly address sexual violence" (para 4).
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Because of the cultural preference for boys and because China’s strict one-child policy was relaxed only recently to allow married couples to have two children, females make up the majority of an estimated at least 14 million unregistered people in China. 'These unregistered persons are living under the radar of the authorities and their unregistered status clearly makes them more vulnerable to sexual attacks, as few of these girls would report the crime to authorities,' Bakken said" (para 12).
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"This isn’t the first time that social media has changed the outcome of abuse cases that would likely have otherwise gone ignored. In one high-profile assault case in May 2011, a school principal in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing was eventually found guilty of sexually assaulting a teacher after forcing her to drink 16 cups of liquor. A reporter from the Chongqing Evening News published the local police station’s initial response that rape might not have been committed because of the use of a condom" (para 8).
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"'Training on sexual and domestic violence is not compulsory for police, which could explain some of the insensitivity shown to victims,' Chan said. China’s criminal justice system is especially ill-equipped to deal with cases involving attacks on women, Chan argues in his research, noting a Chinese 'cultural tendency to think that female victims are probably involved in an intimate partner dispute and therefore police should not intervene.'" (para 7).
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"In the online discussion following recent assault cases, the perspectives of two groups are strikingly absent from the conversation: migrant and 'unregistered' women. A 2005 survey by sociologists of police station data in the southern province of Guangzhou found that as many as 93 percent of rapes have migrant women as their targets. 'Migrant women are without a protective network, are often even illegal migrants, and often neglected, even targeted by the police as well as sexual predators. The victims fear the police,' Bakken told FP" (para 11).
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"One of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s founding principles, after all, is that women and men are equal, and recent changes in legislation introduced harsher penalties for rapists and child abusers. In December 2015, China’s legislature passed a domestic violence law, although it does not directly address sexual violence" (para 4).
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"According to the victim, who uses the online nom de plume Wanwan, officers checked surveillance footage and took witness statements following the incident. But when she later called the local police station to ask about the investigation, Wanwan said she was told that investigators would not be available until the next week. It might have become yet another case where citizen and police indifference compelled a Chinese woman to endure abuse, with no consequences for the abuser. Instead, social media made the difference between police action and inaction. Wanwan took to the microblogging site Weibo and uploaded a video of herself commenting on the surveillance footage, writing that her assailant...more
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"While China’s crime data are mostly inaccessible to the public, the most recent International Crime Victims Survey by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute found the rate of sexual assault reporting in Beijing to rank among the world’s lowest, besting only Cairo and Jakarta. In Hong Kong, a semi-independent Chinese city, only 2 percent of sexual assault cases are known to law enforcement. Of those 2 percent reported, according to University of Hong Kong findings, the majority will not end up getting brought to court and convicted" (para 5). "In a 2013 U.N. study, 9 percent of about 1,000 Chinese men surveyed reported that they had committed...more
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A violent attack in the Chinese capital of Beijing on the evening of April 3 has set Chinese social media ablaze, calling attention to the indifference that female Chinese citizens encounter when trying to seek help after — or even during — an assault. Surveillance footage from the Yitel Hotel in an affluent neighborhood in Beijing shows a man dragging a woman down a hallway at around 11 o’clock at night. The man approaches a woman, grabs her neck, and pulls her hair as she struggles to escape. A staff member approaches but does not intervene, while several other passers-by make no attempt to help or call police. Finally, a...more
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Also in 2011, American Kim Lee accused her Chinese husband, famous English teacher Li Yang, of beating her, posting photos of her injuries onto her Weibo page. Two years later, a court in Beijing granted Lee a divorce on the grounds of domestic violence and issued an unprecedented three-month restraining order against ex-husband Li" (para 8). "Ad hoc justice is better than no justice, but that’s of little comfort to the many women who still cannot rely on a system truly prepared to prevent domestic violence. 'When the system fails victims, some turn to social media to create pressure on authorities, and sometimes it works. But people shouldn’t have to...more
March 28, 2020, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4, ERBG-DATA-5

"Forty percent of these entrepreneurs are under 35, and 50 percent are women. The number female entrepreneurs and their wealth are much higher than their counterparts in western countries" (para 2). "Another important finding in the survey is that of all the Asian entrepreneurs surveyed, 40 percent of them are women. On Chinese mainland, 37 percent of entrepreneurs surveyed are female and over 52 percent of them are under the age of 35. In comparison, the percentage of female entrepreneurs in the West is only 31 percent. The average asset of female entrepreneurs on the mainland is 4 million dollars, exceeding male entrepreneurs' 3.5 million dollars" (para 6).more
March 23, 2020, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2014 is 0.460, standard deviation is 0.063, 2.5th percentile is 0.338, and 97.5th percentile is 0.585.
March 23, 2020, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2013 is 0.408, standard deviation is 0.064, 2.5th percentile is 0.283, and 97.5th percentile is 0.530.
March 23, 2020, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2012 is 0.339, standard deviation is 0.064, 2.5th percentile is 0.215, and 97.5th percentile is 0.464.
March 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2011 is 0.310, standard deviation is 0.066, 2.5th percentile is 0.180, and 97.5th percentile is 0.440.
March 23, 2020, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2010 is 0.269, standard deviation is 0.061, 2.5th percentile is 0.148, and 97.5th percentile is 0.382.
March 23, 2020, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2009 is 0.332, standard deviation is 0.061, 2.5th percentile is 0.213, and 97.5th percentile is 0.448.
March 23, 2020, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2008 is 0.297, standard deviation is 0.063, 2.5th percentile is 0.168, and 97.5th percentile is 0.419.
March 23, 2020, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2007 is 0.265, standard deviation is 0.062, 2.5th percentile is 0.146, and 97.5th percentile is 0.389.
March 23, 2020, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2006 is 0.250, standard deviation is 0.063, 2.5th percentile is 0.126, and 97.5th percentile is 0.374.
March 23, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2005 is 0.065, standard deviation is 0.770, 2.5th percentile is -1.429, and 97.5th percentile is 1.648.
March 23, 2020, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2004 is 0.094, standard deviation is 0.749, 2.5th percentile is -1.361, and 97.5th percentile is 1.576.
March 23, 2020, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2003 is 0.072, standard deviation is 0.064, 2.5th percentile is -0.053, and 97.5th percentile is 0.198.
March 23, 2020, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2002 is 0.535, standard deviation is 0.409, 2.5th percentile is -0.319, and 97.5th percentile is 1.334.
March 23, 2020, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2001 is 0.339, standard deviation is 0.274, 2.5th percentile is -0.213, and 97.5th percentile is 0.866.
March 23, 2020, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 2000 is -0.235, standard deviation is 0.818, 2.5th percentile is -1.889, and 97.5th percentile is 1.342.
March 23, 2020, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 1999 is 0.369, standard deviation is 0.929, 2.5th percentile is -1.516, and 97.5th percentile is 2.135.
March 23, 2020, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 1998 is 0.466, standard deviation is 0.395, 2.5th percentile is -0.302, and 97.5th percentile is 1.232.
March 23, 2020, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 1997 is 0.134, standard deviation is 0.267, 2.5th percentile is -0.371, and 97.5th percentile is 0.669.
March 23, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-1

Inclusion mean for China in 1996 is 0.080, standard deviation is 0.262, 2.5th percentile is -0.459, and 97.5th percentile is 0.580.