- Nearly 30 million Chinese children could have been victims of sexual assault, researchers say
- Few cases ever make it to court because of social stigma and lack of awareness
An estimated 2.7 million children in China may have been raped, according to researchers investigating child sexual assault.
Shang Xiaoyuan, from Beijing Normal University’s Family and Child Research Centre, said studies by various researchers indicated that about 8-12 per cent of China’s 270 million minors faced some form of sexual assault, including about 1 per cent who were sexually penetrated, news portal Caixin.com reported on Friday as China prepares to mark Children’s Day on Sunday.
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Published: 1st June 2019