Mandy Wong, who was jailed for 15 years last June for neglecting her seven-year-old daughter to the point of near death. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission recommends change in law to hold parents and carers accountable in abuse cases that lead to death or serious harm

  • The recommendation aims to stiffen penalties for child neglect and ensure those who fail to intervene do not escape punishment
  • People with a duty of care will face up to 20 years in prison if a victim dies and up to 15 years if they suffer serious harm
Topic |   Law

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Mandy Wong, who was jailed for 15 years last June for neglecting her seven-year-old daughter to the point of near death. Photo: Edmond So
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More than 100 brands signed an open letter condemning the abuse of child models and calling for better protection for them. Photo: Weibo

New rule seeks to stop abuse of China’s child fashion models

  • Authorities in e-commerce hub in Zhejiang province take action after public expresses outrage as slew of reports of abuse appear online
  • Regulation limits number of hours, days youngsters can work and bans brands from using children under 10 as spokespeople
Topic |   China Society

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More than 100 brands signed an open letter condemning the abuse of child models and calling for better protection for them. Photo: Weibo
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