Under the new law, domestic violence is no longer considered a "family matter," but a legal issue that demands action from the courts and the police.
Figures from China Law Society show about one-third of Chinese families have dealt with some form of domestic violence.
More than 90-percent of the reported cases involve the abuse of women, children and the elderly.
One-in-four Chinese women have suffered violence in their marriage.
Traditionally considered an embarrassing private matter in China, domestic violence is still an issue which remains taboo to talk about."
Read article by Eileen Cheng from Women of China.