A new law in China that would make parents accountable for their children’s “bad behavior” is expected for review at the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee session later this week.
The new law: Under the Family Education Promotion Law, parents will be forced to attend family education programs should their children violate school rules, USA Today reported. They could also face punishment if their children, under the age of 16, commit a crime.
Chinese father uses online studies to develop a homemade treatment for his son’s rare genetic disease
A Chinese father took it upon himself to develop a cure for a rare genetic disease that his son was diagnosed with.
A father’s devotion: Xu Wei, a 30-year-old online entrepreneur with no prior college education, devoted his time to learning and developing medicine at home after his one-year-old son Haoyang was diagnosed with Menkes disease, reported South China Morning Post.
A Chinese father publicly broke down in the middle of a road because his child could not solve a mathematics equation.
The breakdown: A resident of Kunshan in Jiangsu eastern China laid down in the middle of a road as he begged police to detain him because his daughter failed to solve a simple math problem, reported South China Morning Post.
Idols deviating from the traditional “picture-perfect” image of celebrities have been gaining popularity in China.
Ditching the abs: Produce Pandas, a music act touted as the country’s first-ever “plus-size” boyband, made its debut in July last year, reported the BBC.
Disgruntled employees who’ve had enough of China’s hellish “996” culture are protesting against excessive work hours with a campaign called “Worker Lives Matter.”
No more: In order to combat 996, which stand for working from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. six days a week, anonymous Chinese office workers created and shared a spreadsheet called “WorkingTime” that allowed professionals to record their daily hours, number of workdays, job descriptions and lunch breaks, according to Bloomberg.
13-year-old girl who pretended to be a boy to get into a Chinese pop group is being compared to Mulan
Social media users have compared a girl who lied about her gender to enter into China’s boy band industry to the Chinese legendary folk heroine, Mulan.
Gender outed: Fu Jiayuan, 13, pretended to be a boy so she could become a member of the training program for the group YGN Youth Club, according to BBC. The company only trains pre-teen boys aged between 11 and 13 to molds them into future idols.
In Southern China, a man was hailed a hero after he caught a young boy falling from the third floor of a building.
What happened: On Oct. 9 in the city of Shangrao, a man caught a 5-year-old boy falling from the third floor of a building in an industrial park as seen on surveillance footage, reported Newsflare.
Taiwanese teacher pissed off over inattentive students does what other teachers can only dream of doing
A Taiwanese teacher went viral on TikTok after a video was uploaded of her flipping tables inside her classroom during what appears to be an emotional outburst following the reopening of classes.
About the video: The viral clip shows the teacher, who is in her 30s, taking out her frustration on several desks in a high school in Taichung on Sept. 13, according to AsiaOne.
China ‘fully able’ to invade Taiwan by 2025, Taipei defense chief says amid worst tensions in 40 years
Taiwanese defense minister Chiu Kuo-cheng believes China will be able to launch a “full-scale” invasion of Taiwan by 2025, noting that current tensions are the “toughest” he has seen in over four decades.
Driving the news: Chiu made the assessment at a parliamentary meeting Wednesday, days after Beijing sent 150 warplanes to the self-governed island’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The area is international airspace but Taipei considers it a buffer, according to AP News.
‘I have nothing left to live for’: Evergrande meeting descends into chaos as investor pulls knife and threatens to kill herself
A compilation video that shows desperate investors confronting Evergrande staff amid the company’s financial issues has gone viral on Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The confrontation: The 10-minute-long video was published on Sept. 29 to Weibo by local news site Xing Tai Shen Bian Shi, who did not specify when and where the videos were taken, according to Insider.
Some Chinese parents are paying as much as $50 an hour to have their children tutored for jump roping
No longer a playground activity: The Chinese government introduced physical education requirements, including a national jump rope exam in 2014, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Chinese government’s crackdown on entertainment continues with its most recent announcement of an upcoming ban on certain cartoons and other made-for-children programs.
End to animation?: On Friday, China’s National Radio and Television Administration released a statement on its website announcing the prohibition of children’s shows that contain “any mention of violence, blood, vulgarity or pornography,” reported CNN.