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2022-01-21T00:07:39.387Z

In January 2018, what the police described as "the most serious child abuse case since the opening of Hong Kong" occurred in Hong Kong. At that time, a five-year-old girl was suspected of being tortured to death by her father Chen Haiping and her stepmother Huang Xiaotong at home.



In January 2018, what the police described as "the most serious child abuse case since the opening of Hong Kong" occurred in Hong Kong. At that time, a five-year-old girl was suspected of being tortured to death by her father Chen Haiping and her stepmother Huang Xiaotong at home. There are scars all over the head and limbs.

Afterwards, it was revealed that Chen and Huang had abused their children. For example, they beat Linlin and his eight-year-old brother almost every day, including beating with rattan, slapping his face with slippers, and inserting scissors into his chest. Until mid-April last year, Both were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.


Stuart Stuart, director-general of Save the Children Hong Kong, said that the abuse of a five-year-old girl did not happen overnight, and the surrounding neighbors were not unaware, but for various reasons, no third party came forward to expose it.


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A recent survey released by Save the Children Hong Kong late last year found that 42 percent of respondents had witnessed children being physically punished or abused by their caregivers in the past year.

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A recent survey released by Save the Children Hong Kong at the end of last year showed that 42% of respondents had witnessed children being physically punished or abused by their caregivers in the past year; more than 80% of respondents believed that if parents did not punish their children, their children would be spoiled , while 42% of respondents believe that parents have the right to decide whether to spank their children.

It can be seen that physical and verbal violence is still a common form of discipline in Hong Kong.

At present, 62 countries around the world have comprehensive legislation to ban corporal punishment, but Hong Kong has not yet done so.

For a Chinese society that believes in "no one is good enough", the complete prohibition of corporal punishment is not a small challenge. At present, the society has not yet established a unified standard for corporal punishment.

But many studies have shown that corporal punishment does not help education...

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