Actor Jiang Jinfu arrives at the red carpet of a press conference of Chanel"s "Paris in Rome 2015/16" Metiers d"Art Show on May 31, 2016 in Beijing, China.

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Actor Jiang Jinfu, who has admitted to abusing his girlfriend

Tons of of 1000’s of Sina Weibo customers are discussing Chinese language actor Jiang Jinfu’s admission of home violence in opposition to his girlfriend.

He made the admission within the early hours of Tuesday morning after the Japanese mannequin Zhongpu Youhua posted photos of her accidents on Instagram.

“Just lately I’ve apprehensive everybody who cares about me,” she wrote, including that she is “nonetheless alive”.

“Legal professionals and related personnel have requested that I do not disclose a lot”, she stated.

Regardless of Instagram being blocked in China, 1000’s of Chinese language and Japanese audio system reacted angrily to her bilingual put up.

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Mr Jiang has posted an apology on Sina Weibo, the Chinese language social media platform, the place he has 17 million followers. “This month I’ve spent confessing and being remorseful,” he says. “My impulsive behaviour harm you and your loved ones… I’m ashamed of my actions… I’ll take accountability for my actions and settle for punishment. I sincerely apologise to everybody.”

The police haven’t but issued an announcement.

Greater than 163,000 Weibo customers have responded to the apology.

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Jiang Jinfu’s put up on Weibo admitting abusing Zhongpu Youhua

1000’s have additionally commented angrily on media posts concerning the story

“Home violence can’t be forgiven,” reads one remark. “My God, so many bruises,” says one other.

“A lot hate to scale back a woman to this…how merciless” stated one person in a remark that has been favored 17,000 occasions.

Home violence in China

China’s first home violence legislation was enacted in 2016 and it was solely in 2001 that bodily abuse grew to become grounds for divorce.

Regardless of the current legislation, home violence instances stay tough to win in courtroom. Within the 10 months after the legislation got here in, says girls’s rights organisation Equality, 142 abuse-related instances had been delivered to courtroom within the metropolis of Jinan. Solely 14 instances, the place the accused admitted to the allegations, resulted in divorce.

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Media captionMrs Jin was abused for 10 years: ‘I woke as much as my husband’s fist’

The home violence legislation has additionally been criticised for not together with homosexual {couples}.

“Violence inside households has historically been seen as a personal problem in China,” wrote wrote feminist campaigner Lu Pin in March this yr. “One by which outsiders don’t have any proper to intervene.”

It’s maybe unsurprising then, that on this context, some Sina Weibo customers leapt in to defend Jiang Jinfu saying he was “arrange” and that “the girlfriend undoubtedly had issues.”

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