China drafts law to punish parents for children's bad behavior

BeijingParents in China whose young children exhibitvery bad behavioror commit crimes could face punishment under proposed new legislation.

In the draft of the family education promotion law, guardians will be reprimanded and ordered to go through family education guidance programs if prosecutors find very bad or criminal behavior in children under their care.
There are many reasons for adolescents to misbehave, and the lack of or inappropriate family education is the major cause,” said Zang Tiewei, spokesman of the Legislative Affairs Commission under the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s rubber-stamp parliament.
    The draft family education promotion law, which will be reviewed at the NPC Standing Committee session this week, also urges parents to arrange time for their children to rest, speel, and exercise.
      Beijing has exercised a more assertive paternal hand this year, van tackling the addiction of youngsters to online gamesdeemed a form ofspiritual opium” — aan clamping down aan “blindworship of internet celebrities.
        In onlangse maande, the Education Ministry has limited gaming hours for minors, allowing them to play online games for one hour on Friday, Saterdag, and Sunday only.
        It has also cut back on homework and banned after-school tutoring for major subjects during the weekend and holidays, concerned about the heavy academic burden on overwhelmed children.
            Op dieselfde tyd, China is urging young Chinese men to be lessfeminine” en meer “manly”.
            In itsProposal to Prevent the Feminization of Male Adolescentsissued in December, the Education Ministry urged schools to promote on-campus sports such as football.

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