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China considers new law to punish parents if child misconducts

09:16, 19 October 2021
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China works under new legislation according to which adults would be obliged to go through family guidance in case their children were seen committing crimes or behaved “very badly.” It concerns both children and adolescents. 


Punishment for the guardians would be established by the prosecutors if they detect wrongdoings committed by children and thus the guardians would be necessarily reprimanded and urged to complete the yet non-established mandatory parental course, according to the draft of the planned to go into effect law.

Spokesman of the Legislative Affairs Commission under the National People’s Congress (NPC), Zang Tiewei highlighted the main reason for children’s wrongdoings - insufficient family education.

The blueprint of the law is set to be reviewed at the National People’s Congress sitting on this week. Parents will also be demanded to significantly increase their time being with children by exercising and playing with them.

At the end of August, the Chinese National Press and Publications Administration brought in some alterations in some minors’ lives, not in their favor. The governmental decision was to cut gaming our younger people allowing them to enter the virtual space only three times a week by playing no more than one hour a day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The play hours have also been set - from 8 to 9 pm.

The idea to cut gaming hours was followed and likely caused by a series of articles provided by China National Radio, which slammed the gaming field, calling it spiritual opium.