Four Years After #MeToo in China: Shrinking Digital Space for Change
By Sara Liao and Rose Luqiu
Chinese authorities and powerful (male) players are resilient in exploiting the same digital affordances that powered #MeToo to drown out victims of sexual violence.
China’s Lawmakers Take More (Cautious) Steps Against Workplace Sexual Harassment
By Darius Longarino, Changhao Wei, and Yixin (Claire) Ren
Draft revisions to China’s women’s rights law are a step in the right direction, but are likely to have limited impact.
China’s #MeToo Victims Face Abuse, Payback for Going Public
By Huizhong Wu
In the most recent example, a woman was fired by Alibaba after going public with an accusation of sexual assault.
Beijing Court Rules Against Woman in China #MeToo Case
By Huizhong Wu and Sam McNeil
After three years of waiting, Zhou Xiaoxuan lost her case against a CCTV host accused of harassing her.
Alibaba Fires Manager Over Suspected Sexual Assault
By Associated Press
Close on the heels of the Kris Wu scandal, charges of sexual assault and harassment at Alibaba emerged.
How Do Sexual Harassment Claims Fare in China’s Courts?
By Darius Longarino, Yixin (Claire) Ren, and Changhao Wei
Without changes to how courts handle sexual harassment claims, the law is likely to continue to work in alleged harassers’ favor.
Are China’s Companies Taking Action on Sexual Harassment?
By Darius Longarino, Yixin (Claire) Ren, Angela (Lulu) Zhang, and Darius Longarino, Yixin Ren, and Angela Zhang
China’s Civil Code required firms to set up sexual harassment prevention and response policies. But on the ground, the impacts remain limited.
#MeToo Reckoning Continues in China and Hong Kong
By Jessie Lau
As China held a hearing on a #MeToo icon’s case, Hong Kong was grappling with its biggest sexual harassment scandal yet.
Will China’s Civil Code Finally Get Companies to Take Fighting Sexual Harassment Seriously?
By Darius Longarino
The implementation of the new code will determine whether it can truly turn the tide against sexual harassment.
China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay
By Associated Press
Zhou Xiaoxuan’s case highlights the growing willingness of Chinese women to speak up about sexual harassment despite official resistance and censorship.
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
By Shannon Tiezzi
“We are witnessing an extraordinary moment in modern Chinese history… Growing numbers of women are angry about the misogyny and injustice in their lives.”
China’s Sudden #MeToo Movement
By Mu Chunshan
In the past week, accusations of sexual harassment and assault have exploded on Chinese social media.