Families have argued that they are only hitting their children to teach them how to behave. Photo: Shutterstock
Families have argued that they are only hitting their children to teach them how to behave. Photo: Shutterstock
SCMP Editorial
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Editorial by SCMP Editorial

Now is the time for a total ban on corporal punishment of children

  • While the mainland outlawed corporal punishment in 1986, it remains widespread, particularly in rural areas. A new family education law banning the practice is on the agenda and if successful, will bring substantial changes to China’s parenting style

Families have argued that they are only hitting their children to teach them how to behave. Photo: Shutterstock
Families have argued that they are only hitting their children to teach them how to behave. Photo: Shutterstock
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