Ministry of Civil Affairs: Punishment for Faith Breaking of Parents Who Can Perform and Fail to Perform Maintenance Responsibilities

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 Ministry of Civil Affairs: Punishment for Faith Breaking of Parents Who Can Perform and Fail to Perform Maintenance Responsibilities


Gao Xiaobing, a member of the Party group and vice minister of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, said Wednesday that parents who can fulfill their responsibilities of upbringing and guardianship but fail to fulfill their responsibilities must be given joint punishment for dishonesty. Parents should be urged to fulfill their due responsibilities to protect childrens basic rights and interests.

Recently, 12 departments, including the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Supreme Peoples Court, the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Finance, jointly issued the Opinions on Further Strengthening the Protection of Factually Unsupported Children (hereinafter referred to as Opinions).

On the 10th, the Ministry of Civil Affairs held a special press conference on the policy of de facto unattended children. It invited Gao Xiaobing, a member of the Party team and vice-minister of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Zhou Jiahai, Vice-director of the Research Room of the Supreme Peoples Court, Li Feng, Vice-director of the Ninth Procuratorate Office of the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate, Guo Yuqiang, Director of the Department of Children Welfare of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ni Chunxia, andu300a Opinions related information and answer the reporters questions.

At the meeting, some journalists asked: What are the specific work considerations for improving the joint punishment mechanism of credit evaluation and dishonesty proposed in the Opinion?

Gao Xiaobing said that the responsibility for the upbringing of children is first and foremost the responsibility of parents, the obligation that should be fulfilled, and also the responsibility of the law. The government guarantees the children of parents who are unable to fulfil their parental and custodial responsibilities for various reasons. Failure of parents to perform properly.

Gao Xiaobing pointed out that parents who can fulfill their responsibilities of upbringing and guardianship must be given joint punishment for dishonesty. This is to urge parents to fulfill their due responsibilities in order to protect childrens basic rights and interests. According to the relevant provisions, the opinions mainly punish three types of personnel for dishonesty.

The first kind is the parents who abandon their children maliciously and intentionally. These parents do not fulfill the responsibility of raising and guarding their children when they are conditional to raise them. The second kind is the parents who do not contact their families and children for a long time. This kind of situation is often seen in some news media reports. The third kind is to adopt falsehood. Parents and guardians who report, conceal, forge and other means to defraud funds, goods and services guaranteed.

Gao Xiaobing said that the joint punishment of these three types of personnel is conducive to educating, guiding and warning parents who fail to perform their duties in accordance with the law, promoting timely contact with their families, and guaranteeing that all aspects of financial support are fully implemented to the fact that no one is raising children.

Gao Xiaobing stressed that these measures are not the only punishment measures. If the above three categories of personnel violate the laws and regulations of child protection, they will also be subject to relevant laws and regulations.

Source: Beijing Youth Daily Responsible Editor: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331