The database will be launched on July 1 in the city of Yiwu, in Zhejiang province. It's backed by the All China Women's Foundation
(ACWF), an influential, government-linked organization, which said in a statement this week the plan would "prevent and reduce the occurrence of domestic violence."
The system allows people to retrieve information related to domestic violence and personal safety protection orders -- akin to restraining orders -- from their partner's criminal records.
"In most cases, people don't find out their partner is violent until after they're married," Zhou Danying, vice president of Yiwu's chapter of the ACWF, told local media
. "The inquiry system allows a partner to know whether the other party has a domestic violence record before getting married."