World China: City to let people getting married see their partner's abuse history

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    A city in eastern China is introducing a system that lets people getting married check if their partner has a history of abuse.

    Yiwu, in Zhejiang province, is launching an inquiry service that will be available to residents from 1 July.

    Popular news website The Paper says that people who are arranging to get married will soon be able to fill out a form, and see if their partners have any history of violence, "either between family members or during cohabitation".

    All they need to do is provide a formal form of ID, and personal information on the person they are set to marry.

    One person is allowed to make a maximum of two inquiries a year, it is reported.

    Read more here. (BBC)

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