Chinese lawmakers are considering forming a separate law to tackle the issue of domestic violence in the country.
The Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs of the National People's Congress (NPC) said in a report that more research is needed to determine whether to amend current laws to fight domestic violence or to make a separate law.
According to the report, inadequate efforts of relevant government departments in curbing domestic violence, and people's negligence of legal awareness have deteriorated the crime, Xinhua reports.
Some lawmakers earlier pointed out that lack of a law on domestic violence contribute to the frequent incidence and increasing victims of this crime.
About 24.7 percent of Chinese women have experienced domestic abuse, according to the statistics from the All-China Women's Federation that were released on October 21.
Domestic abuse became a big story in the nation last month after a scandal where a Chinese celebrity was caught beating his American wife.