Al­le­ga­tions of abuse to­ward fe­male lawyer stir de­bate in China

Santa Fe New Mexican - - NATION&WORLD -

The case of Sun Shi­hua, a fe­male lawyer who de­scribed be­ing beaten and forced to sub­mit to a strip search in Guangzhou, has prompted a de­bate in China about dis­crim­i­na­tion against women.

Her writ­ten ac­count, nearly 4,000 Chi­nese char­ac­ters long, re­ver­ber­ated across the in­ter­net this week, draw­ing tens of thou­sands of com­ments.

“She was hu­mil­i­ated,” said Huang Yizhi, 32, a lawyer in Guangzhou. “It re­sulted in tremen­dous harm to her.”

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