Can the Shenzhen New Model Residents’ Committee Prevent Domestic Violence?

Ye Yuyan

On October 24th 2018, while he was in Shenzhen, President Xi visited Beizhan community in the city’s Longhua District. He was very pleased to see what Longhua district had done to provide better services to residents.[1]

President Xi at Beizhan Community, Longhua District (photo ©Xinhua News

Even though the national Anti-Domestic Violence Law designates local residents’ committees as part of a broader system of organizations to prevent domestic violence[2], it does not specify how the committee can do the job. The Shenzhen model has demonstrated a possible way.

This article discusses how one district in Shenzhen has reformed its residents’ committees to be more efficient and professional in serving residents, along with its implications of … Read the rest