Single father of 2 in China seeks $15,000 from estranged wife for housework and child rearing over past 8 years
- The case of a single father of two in China seeking almost $15,000 in compensation from his estranged wife for housework and childcare has sparked a nationwide discussion about the value of household labor.
- The man — identified by the pseudonym Zhang Wei — raised their children alone for the past eight years after separating from his wife, with the couple only recently filing for divorce earlier this year.
- While Zhang was initially awarded 30,000 yuan (approximately $4,444), the single father rejected the amount and requested 100,000 yuan (approximately $14,812) to compensate for the labor put into child rearing alone.
- The compromise failed, however, and the court ruled that Zhang be paid a one-off amount of 30,000 yuan from his former wife.
- Many online users took to social media to comment on the case, arguing that Zhang was undervalued as a single parent and that even the original amount was insufficient.
The case of a single father of two in China seeking almost $15,000 in compensation from his estranged wife for housework and childcare has sparked a wider discussion about the value of household labor in the country.
- Deng Hailan, a Chinese national who worked as a chef at Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya, was captured on camera whipping Simon Oseko for allegedly arriving late to work. The viral video led to public outcry in February 2020.
- Hailan, who did not have a work permit, was arrested and deported.
- In July 2020, Oseko sued Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i for the deportation of Hailan.
- He said that the Kenyan government made a mistake by deporting the Chinese national before the case could be concluded.
- The court ordered Hailan to pay Oseko a 3.07 million Kenyan shilling (approximately $17,677) compensation on June 29, 2021, but the orders were not implemented as Hailan was deported.
A Kenyan man who was whipped by his Chinese boss in 2020 is still demanding for his compensation after a court deported the suspect.
Deng Hailan, a Chinese national who worked as a chef at Chez Wou Restaurant in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, Kenya, was captured on camera whipping Simon Oseko for allegedly arriving late to work. The viral video led to public outcry in February 2020.
- A man in China is suing his ex-stepson for 35,200 yuan (approximately $5,285) after his stepfather paid for his tuition and living expenses during college.
- The man filed a lawsuit in March and said the money was used towards his former stepson’s four-year university tuition as well as clothes and food.
- The man married the boy’s mother in 2009 before they divorced in 2021.
- The stepfather pursued legal action against his stepson after the divorce.
- A local court in Chongqing denied the lawsuit and ruled the money was used voluntarily.
A man in China wants his former stepson to pay 35,200 yuan (approximately $5,285) for raising him after separating from his ex-wife last year.
The man, surnamed Tang, from Sichuan Province, filed a lawsuit against his ex-stepson, surnamed Liu, in March to recuperate money he spent supporting him during four years of college. Tang said the money includes university tuition as well as food and clothes.
- A father in Hong Kong was forced to pay HK$33,600 (approximately $4,255) at a designer toy store after his son knocked over a golden Teletubbies figure.
- The incident occurred at the KKPlus store in Langham Place mall in Hong Kong on Sunday evening.
- Staff members at the store told the father and his wife that their son was seen kicking the Teletubbies figure and asked for compensation.
- The father believes his son may have been falsely accused after a video of the incident showed the 5-year-old slightly leaning on the figure.
- In response, KKPlus released a statement that the figure had not brought any trouble in the past and has been in the same spot since November 2021.
A father was forced to pay HK$33,600 (approximately $4,255) as compensation after his 5-year-old boy knocked over a golden Teletubbies figure in a Hong Kong designer toy store.
On Sunday evening, the man, Cheng, visited the KKPlus store in Langham Place mall in Hong Kong with his wife and two sons. When he stepped out to take a phone call, he reportedly heard a loud crashing sound behind him and discovered that his son had shattered an over-1.8–meter-tall (5.9 feet) golden Teletubbies figure.