Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
China advisded to set up national committee for minors left behind by migrant parents
+ -
14:09, March 09, 2008

 Related News
 CPPCC member proposes opening day of Beijing Olympics as National Sports Day
 Political advisors speak on Taiwan issue, HK development
 Top leaders join in panel discussions with NPC deputies
 NPC holds 2nd plenary meeting
 Snapshots of 3rd plenary meeting of 1st session of 11th CPPCC National Committee
 Related Channel News
· NPC & CPPCC Sessions 2008
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
A national committee for the protection of minors is necessary to better protect children's rights and interests, as millions of rural children are left behind by parents who seek jobs in the cities, said a political advisor here on Sunday.

Erkenjiang Tulahong, secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China and vice president of the All-China Youth Federation, made the suggestion at the annual session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

The number of "left-behind" rural Chinese children, whose parents have gone to work in cities, is about 58 million, accounting for 21.72 percent of rural children aged 17 or less, according to a report by the All-China Women's Federation released early February.

Tulahong, also a political advisor, said that there are almost one million homeless minors in Chinese cities, and four million minors indulged themselves in the Internet games, and the juvenile delinquency rate kept rising.

He said a national agency for minors is needed to coordinate different departments across the country to work out an effective framework to better protect juvenile rights and interests as well as carrying out inspections on the work of local committees in 346cities.

"The lack of a national committee for the protection of minors made the protection work lag far behind the real situation since new problems concerning juveniles emerged during China's transitional period," he said.

It is also required by the Committee on the Rights of Minors of the United Nations that every country should set up an independent institution to promote and protect the rights and interests of minors, he added.

He proposed that the committee for the protection of minors be settled in the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved