Nanyang Siang Pau reported that a woman was forced to walk on the street clad only in her bra and panties in Beijing after her husband accused her of having an affair.
She was seen walking with a placard hanging over her neck that read: "I want to sell my body".
The daily reported that her husband had beaten her up before forcing her to go out on the street.
A picture showing the woman, known only as Wang, had since gone viral.
Wang's cousin, known only as Chu, said the husband was upset that they only had two daughters after 10 years of marriage. He wanted a son.
The matter was further compounded when the husband heard rumours that his wife was having an affair when he went out of state to work.
He went into a rage and publicly humiliated her on June 30.
The daily reported that he has since sought an apology from his wife and she has forgiven him.