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That Rick Scott will sense but apparently most. A retired Chinese general recently revealed that his country might be planning a surprise missile attack on the United States. China’s Marriage Law was amended in 2001.  The legal age of marriage is 20 years for women and 22 years for men, and the law stipulates that all marriages should be based on mutual consent and equality.  Still, traditions of arranged and patrilocal marriages – meaning that the couple usually lives near or with the husband’s family - remain common in much of rural China.  United Nations figures from 2010 estimate that 2.1% of Chinese girls between 15 and 19 years of age were married, divorced or widowed: as compared with 0.6% of boys.  Under the amended Marriage Act, parental authority is shared equally.  In the event of divorce, the parent who is not awarded custody has a legal right to maintain contact with his or her children, as well as a legal responsibility to provide financial support to their ex-spouse and children, if such support is needed.  It would appear that custody decisions by the court are made in the best interests of the child, and the US State Department has reported that determinations are made based on the following guidelines: children under age 2 should live with their mothers; children of 2 to 9 years of age should live with the parent with the most stable living arrangement; and children of 10 years of age and over should be consulted when determining custody.  Today, women in China are guaranteed equal inheritance rights under the Inheritance Law.  However, research by the Asian Development Bank has found that there is still a significant gap between legislation and reality in northern rural China, where daughters often lose their statutory rights to inherit to their brothers.  Additionally, the FAO reports that in practice, a daughter who marries out of the native village is regarded as a non-member of the household and thus deprived of the right to inherit the land-use rights left by her deceased parents.  Widely practiced among certain sections of pre-communist society, bigamy and polygamy became illegal in China shortly after the 1949 revolution with the promulgation of the 1950 Marriage Act.  However, according to the 2004 report of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), these practices continued and even began to grow in popularity, prompting the Government to revise the Marriage Law in 2001 to strengthen sanctions against polygamy and concubinage.  No official figures are available on how many women are living in polygamous relationships today.  The Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China, amended April 2001, cited CEDAW (2004), p.6  The Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China, amended April 2001, Articles 2, 3, 5 and 6  ADB (2006), p.4  UN (2012)  CEDAW (2004), p.62  The Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China, amended April 2001, Articles 38 and 42 cited in CEDAW (2004), p.62  US State Department (2013)  Law of Succession of the People’s Republic of China, adopted 1 October 1985; Law on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women, 1992  ADB (2006), pp. 4, 41  FAO (2006)  CEDAW (2004), p.60  CEDAW (2004), pp.60-61 Amendments to the Marriage Law in 2001 and the Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights in 2005 incorporated provisions that prohibit domestic violence,  and in 2008 the Institute of Applied Laws under the Supreme People’s Court issued a trial Guidance on Marital Cases Involving Domestic Violence, providing for protection orders.  The Government also reports that 28 out of the country’s 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) have promulgated local anti-domestic violence laws and regulations.  However, some experts complain that the stipulations are too general, fail to define domestic violence, and are difficult to implement.
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