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CHINA LAWS: 1. Has no sodomy laws.
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[UPDATE 08-2000: Received this email]
Although national law does not define the term "rape," rape is a crime in China. The national criminal law states: "[w]hoever by violence, coercion, or other means rapes a woman is to be sentenced to not less than three years and not more than ten years of a fixed-term imprisonment."
Sexual relations with a girl under the age of 14 is also regarded as rape. Statutory rape results in "heavier punishment.". Rapes are considered "especially serious" if they cause injury or death. When a woman is raped by two or more persons in succession, "heavier punishment" may be warranted. The punishment for such aggravated rape ranges from 10 years of fixed-term imprisonment to life sentence or the death penalty.
Provincial rape laws sometimes appear within laws designated to protect the rights of women and children. A Fujian Province regulation states, "[a]nyone who forcibly engages in sexual activity with a woman kidnapped," for the purpose of forced marriage, will be charged with "forcible rape under Section 139 of the Criminal Law." Similarly, a Sichuan Province regulation that protects women and children warns that anyone who commits the crime of selling women and children and who "intentionally harms, illegally restrains and rapes, or has illicit sexual relations with a woman," will be charged under the Criminal Law.
Legislation against child sex tourism
Laws and regulations which can be used to:
Advertising related to obscenity, superstition, terror, violence and hideousness are prohibited by Art. 7, "Law of Advertising of the People's Republic of China". The body, property and other legal rights and interests of juveniles are protected from encroachment by the government. Art. 5, "Law of the Protection of Juvenile of the People's Republic of China".
Extra-territoriality laws and regulations allowing to prosecute in your country its nationals for child sex offences committed abroad
Penalties relating to sex offences and crime against children in the country
EDITOR: Interesting Fact by EPCAT (from 1998)
Ecpat has closely monitored the situation since, Mr Kobsak said.
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