Policies and social services related to child protection in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Ko Ling Chan

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Abstract

The policies and social services related to child welfare and child protection in Mainland China and Hong Kong are examined. The traditional Chinese cultural characteristics of filial piety and familism have a great influence on the perspectives and behaviors of the Chinese. The legal and social service delivery systems in Mainland China and Hong Kong are quite different. Hong Kong is relatively more mature in terms of the development of a child protection system, although there is still much room for improvement. The development of child protection services in Mainland China can use the experiences of Hong Kong as reference points, while the new initiative in Mainland China can, in turn, create a positive force to push Hong Kong to further improve its system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild Protection in Chinese Societies
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Policies
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages144-171
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781619428799
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Chan, K. L. (2012). Policies and social services related to child protection in Mainland China and Hong Kong. In Child Protection in Chinese Societies: Challenges and Policies (pp. 144-171). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..