On Tuesday, an Alibaba manager threatened a defamation lawsuit against a female colleague who accused him of sexually assaulting her on a business trip. The same day, a Beijing court dismissed Zhou Xiaoxuan’s lawsuit against Zhu Jun, a Chinese TV star, for sexually harassing her when she interned at the state broadcaster CCTV. Zhu is also suing for defamation. These developments highlight the challenges the #MeToo movement faces in China’s legal system, where survivors are more likely to be successfully sued for defamation than prevail as plaintiffs.