after China’s new parenting law Entered into force on January 1, a court in Hunan province ordered a nine-year-old girl to live with her mother after it was found that the child was being neglected by the divorcing parents.
This is the first decision given by of china After the implementation of the new law in the country, the court
The girl’s parents reportedly divorced two years ago and she was living with her maternal grandmother, however, in Tianxin district court. hunano It is heard that the separated couple has decided that the girl should live with her mother but since the mother’s home was away from the girl’s school, the father took her away.
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The father reportedly placed the child under the care of the maternal grandmother and shifted to another place, while the mother reportedly used to visit him on weekends.
Chinese lawmakers passed “Family Education Promotion Law” Ensuring strict rules on how parents should raise their children.
New law aimed at making parents “Responsible Parent” Made it a matter of state as it directed parents to seek help from “public systems” if they faced difficulties with their children.
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The new law became a trending topic on China’s Twitter-like microblogging site Weibo as the hashtag “Chinese parents now have to raise children according to the law” became a topic of discussion. netizens,
Some netizens condemned the move as the law reportedly places the onus of educating children on parents instead of schools.
The law states that parents must ensure that physical and psychological education of their children. According to a report by China’s official Global Times, parents can be criticized by state officials if they fail to fulfill their duties towards their children.
(with inputs from agencies)