China's legislature Sunday passed amendments to the law on women's rights protection, which "prohibits sexual harassment of women" and empowers women to "lodge complaints" to relevant organizations.
"This is the first time the issue of sexual harassment has been written into Chinese law," said Wu Changzhen, professor at the China University of Political Science and Law. "It provides the legal basis for handling such issues."
For a long time, "sexual harassment" has been regarded as a moral issue rather than a legal one in China. Of the nearly 10 sexual harassment cases that entered legal proceedings since 2001,only one plaintiff wins.
文中的"sexual harassment"的意思就是"性骚扰"。再来看一个例句：There have been some cases of sexual harassment of/against women in this office.（在这间办公室里发生过一些对妇女进行性骚扰的事情。）