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China amends law to prevent sexual harassment
Updated: 2005-06-26 19:33

The draft amendment to China's Lawon Women's Right Protection, with provisions to prevent and control sexual harassment, was submitted to the nation's top legislature here on Sunday for first deliberation.

Lei Nan, the female plaintiff in Beijing's first sexual harassment lawsuit, answers a reporter's questions June 30, 2003. [newsphoto/file]

According to the draft amendment, no one shall be allowed to subject women to sexual harassment and all work units shall take measures against sexual harassment in working places.

Gender equality as part of the country's national policy is also expected to be enshrined in the law for the first time, according to sources with the ongoing 16th session of the StandingCommittee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature.

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