New guide­line gives chil­dren stronger pro­tec­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Par­ents who sex­u­ally abuse or aban­don their chil­dren will lose cus­tody rights, ac­cord­ing to a new gov­ern­ment guide­line.

The new guide­line also stip­u­lates that par­ents who sell their chil­dren or use vi­o­lence against them also will lose cus­tody.

The guide­line lists other in­stances in which a court can de­cide that the par­ent must sur­ren­der cus­tody, in­clud­ing leav­ing a mi­nor with­out care and in dan­ger of death or se­vere in­jury and co­erc­ing a child to beg.

“Le­gal guardians’ abus­ing their chil­dren has be­come a very se­vere prob­lem in so­ci­ety,’’ said Hu Yun­teng, a mem­ber of the ju­di­cial com­mit­tee of the Supreme Peo­ple’s Court.

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