Regulations of Jiangsu Province on the Protection of Minors

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Regulations of Jiangsu Province on the Protection of Minors

  • Document NumberAnnouncement No. 12 of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh People's Congress of Jiangsu Provinc
  • Area of Law Civil Law
  • Level of Authority Provincial Local Regulations
  • Date issued01-18-2009
  • Effective Date06-01-2009
  • Status Effective
  • Issuing Authority Jiangsu Province People's Congress (incl. Standing Committee)



Announcement of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh People's Congress of Jiangsu Province
(No. 12)
The Regulations of Jiangsu Province on the Protection of Minors, adopted at the Seventh Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh People's Congress of Jiangsu Province on January 18, 2009, are hereby promulgated and shall enter into effect as of June 1, 2009.
January 18, 2009
Regulations of Jiangsu Province on the Protection of Minors
(Adopted at the Seventh Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh People's Congress of Jiangsu Province on January 18, 2009)
Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1 These Regulations are enacted in accordance with the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Minors, the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency and other relevant laws and administrative regulations, in light of the specific situation of this Province, and for the purposes of protecting the physical and mental health of minors, safeguarding their lawful rights and interests, and promoting all- round development of the minors in morality, intellectuality, and physique.
Article 2 These Regulations shall apply to the protection of citizens under the age of eighteen within the administrative region of this Province.
Article 3 It is the common responsibility of families, schools, state organs and society to protect the lawful rights and interests of the minors, make better the environment for them to grow up, and prevent them from breaking laws and committing crimes.
Article 4 The local state organs at various levels shall do well their work on protection of minors within their respective functions and responsibilities.
The local people's governments at various levels shall guide the work of protection of minors within their respective administrative regions, formulate minors' development planning and incorporate it into the national economic and social development planning and annual plans.
Article 5 Various local people's governments at or above the county level shall establish a committee for protection of minors, guiding, coordinating and supervising the work of protection of minors within their respective administrative regions. The minor protection committee shall be made up by the leaders of the people's government and the relevant departments under it, the people's court, and the people's procuratorate at the same level and the principals of the relevant social groups, with its daily working offices set up within the organization of the Communist Youth League at the same level. The fund needed for its work shall be incorporated into the budget of the government at the corresponding level.
In the people's government of a town (township) or a sub-district office, there shall be employees dedicated full or part of their time to the work of protection of minors.
Article 6 The relevant social groups or organizations such as the Communist Youth League organs, women's federations, and the trade unions shall, in light of their respective functions and responsibilities, assist the local people's governments at various level and the relevant state organs in doing well their work on protection of minors, to safeguard the lawful rights and interests of the minors.
Article 7 Families, schools, state organs and the society shall educate and help the minors to safeguard their lawful rights and interests through various forms and help them to increase their awareness of self-protection and social responsibility; and educate them to respect and love themselves, be strong and confident, cherish life, and abide by laws, regulations and social morality.
Families, schools, state organs and the society shall consider the interests of the minors in the first place when handling affairs relevant to the minors, and shall, according to the age and intellectual quality development status of the minors, inform them in a way understandable to them and solicit opinions from them in multiple ways.
Article 8 Minors shall accept education given by families, schools, state organs and the society to increase their ability to tell right from wrong, the ability of protect themselves and the awareness of right and wrong and self-protection A minor shall have the right to report to authorities, or lodge complaint and petitions against any act encroaching upon his lawful rights and interests, and the relevant state organs shall deal with his matters in a timely manner according to law.
Chapter II Protection By the Family
Article 9 The parents or other guardians of minors shall create a good and harmonious family environment for the minors, protect their physical and mental health and personal safety, respect and safeguard their rights in person, property and education, and fulfill their responsibility of guardianship and their obligations according to law to bring up the minors.
The parents or other guardians shall learn proper educational and guarding skills to cultivate and affect the minors in sound ideology and conduct by appropriate methods, Other adults of a family shall assist the parents or other guardians of minors in educating and protecting the minors.
Article 10 The parents or other guardians of minors shall care about the study, living and socialization situation of the minors, pay attention to changes taking place in their physiological and psychological status at different ages and to their ideological and moral conditions, impart to them knowledge and skills for family life and social life, educate them to develop good behaviors and sound morality, and guide the minors to take part in activities such as family work and public activities which are conducive to their physical and mental development.
Article 11 The parents or other guardians of minors shall properly manage and protect the property of the minors and may not dispose their property unless for the good of the minors. When the property of a minor with limited capacity for civil conduct is being disposed according to law, the opinion of the minor shall be solicited.
Article 12 The parents or other guardians of minors shall respect and protect according to law the minors' communication freedom and secrecy. Where it is necessary to learn about the study, living and social lift status of a minor, a proper means shall be adopted.
Article 13 The parents or other guardians of minors shall not commit the following acts:
(1) forcing the minors at the age for compulsory education to leave school or drop from school or just letting go of them when they do so;
(2) forcing the minors to participate in the activities which are harmful to their physical and mental health;
(3) instigating or forcing the minors to smoke, drink, ditch school, sleep out, walk out from home, indulge in internets, enter into not suitable places, carry dangerous Articles, get involved in fights and brawls, gamble, take drugs or commit other bad acts or letting go of them when they do so;
(4) instigating or enticing the minors to watch, read, listen to, collect or spread movie or TV programs, video and audio products, books, newspapers, electronic publications and internet information which contain such contents as those endangering the state's safety, or filthy, pornographic, violent, superstitious or of pernicious religion;
(5) imposing family violence on the minors, or discriminating against, maltreating, hurting, or forsaking the minors;
(6) instigating, enticing, or coercing the minors to commit criminal offences or conniving at them or providing them with shelter when they do so;
(7) other acts of not performing their duties on custody of and raising the minors, infringing upon the lawful rights and interests of the minors or affecting the healthy growth of the minors.
Article 14 Where the parents or other guardians of minors fail to fulfill their duties responsibility of guardianship and their obligations to bring up the minors, infringe on their rights to the person, property or other lawful rights and interests and refuse to make rectification after education, the relevant persons or units such as the close relatives of the minors, the units which the parents of the minors work for, the neighborhood committee, the villagers' committee, or the department of civil affairs of the place where the minors live may apply to the people's court for the disqualification of them as the guardians of the minors.
Where the people's court disqualifies a parent or a guardian as a guardian, it shall designate a new guardian for the minors concerned. The parent who is disqualified as guardian of the minors shall still be responsible for the support fees of the minors according to law.
The information on the disqualification of a parent or other guardians as guardians shall be recorded in the household registration book.
Article 15 The parents shall fulfill their responsibility of guardianship and their obligations according to law to bring up their step children, adopted children, and children born out of wedlock. They shall not discriminate against, maltreat, hurt or forsake them.
Article 16 The parents or other guardians may not refuse to fulfill their responsibilities of guardianship and obligations to bring up the minors because they have committed criminal offences.
For minors who have been sentenced to public surveillance or granted suspension of sentence, parole, or temporary execution of sentence outside prison, their parents or other guardians shall cooperate with the organ for community correction to do well the job on rectification and education.
Chapter III Protection by the School
Article 17 Schools shall comprehensively implement the State policy for education, and in accordance with the education rules and the physical and mental development characters of minors, implement competence-oriented education to promote the all-round development of students.
Schools shall establish the work system on protection of minors and establish the system for adequate communication with families and communities.
Teachers and other education workers shall abide by the professional ethics, respect the personal dignity of the students, treat them equal and may not discriminate against students, nor enforce corporal punishment, corporal punishment in disguised form or other acts that humiliates the personal dignity.
Article 18 School shall implement the State provisions on education system, teaching contents and course options and the provisions of the State and the provincial administrative department of education on class hours and load of exercises, and may not increase the load of the students' schoolwork.
Article 19 Schools shall ensure enough time for students' after-class activities, organize students to participate in collective activities on culture, arts, entertainment, sports, science and social practices in a planned way, and focus on fostering among the students the spirit of creativity and the practical ability.
Schools shall provide necessary facilities and places for the students to take part in cultural, artistic, entertaining, sports and after-class activities.
Schools and teachers may not organize students to attend commercial activities or other activities which do not fit in with age, physical and mental status of the students.
Article 20 Primary and middle schools shall construct the internet-access facilities for teaching and education purpose, and shall take safety filtering measures to prevent the students from accessing the harmful information.
The cultural and sports facilities such as libraries and gymnasiums and the internet-access facilities of the primary and middle schools shall gradually be open to students for free or on preferential basis during holidays and vacations.
Article 21 Schools shall be manned with health care personnel who shall give physiological and psychological health education to the students and shall give necessary care and instructions to the students who suffer from behavior deviation and psychological disorder in a timely manner.
Schools shall cooperate with parents and other guardians to conduct physiological and psychological instructions and education among students who have just enter the age of puberty to ensure a healthy growth for the students physically and mentally.
Article 22 Schools shall be manned with a vice-principal or an instructor in charge of legal affairs, who shall conduct education in legal affairs, social morality and self-protection and spread the knowledge on basic legal issues, public security and social life.
Article 23 Schools shall establish and improve the campus security system, strengthen safety education among students and take measures to protect the personal safety of the students.
Schools shall take measures to guarantee the safety of the teaching and living facilities within the campus. The food or other products provided to the students shall comply with the State standards or industry standards.
Schools, teachers and other education workers shall stop the acts within the campus or around the school which endanger the personal safety or property safety of the students, or shall report such matter to the public security organ in a timely manner.
Schools shall, according to the need, formulate contingency plans for rapid response to various emergencies such as disasters, infectious diseases, food poisoning accidents or unexpected injuries, be equipped with relevant facilities and carry out necessary drilling. Where an emergent incident occurs, the school, teachers and other education workers shall guide, evacuate, divert and rescue the students in the first place and report to the relevant departments in a timely manner.
Article 24 Schools shall, in conjunction with the parents and other guardians, educate and persuade the students who ditch class or school in a timely manner to make them come back to school.
Schools shall report truthfully to the parents, other guardians or the relevant departments the students who have committed bad acts or minor illegal acts, strengthen education and management on them, and may not discriminate against them.
When a school punishes a student, it shall listen to the statement and opinions of the student, his parents or other guardians.
Chapter IV Protection by the State Organ
Article 25 The minor protection committees at various levels shall perform the following duties:
(1) coordinating, urging or guiding the relevant departments to do well their work on protection of minors;
(2) publicizing the relevant laws, regulations and policies on minors protection, and carrying out supervision and inspection on the enforcements of such laws, regulations and policies;
(3) researching into major issues on the protection of minors, bringing forth opinions and proposals to the government and its relevant departments, and participating in the formulation and amendment of laws, regulations and policies on minors protection;
(4) accepting and dealing with report and complaint against acts infringing upon the lawful rights and interests of minors, and urging the relevant departments to investigate into and deal with them;
(5) contacting the relevant departments to provide help and relieve to the minors;
(6) commending and awarding the organizations and individuals who have make outstanding contribution in the protection of minors;
(7) researching into and coordinating in handling other matters relevant to the protection of minors.
Article 26 The people's government of a town (township) and sub-district offices shall organize the social groups, mass groups and relevant units within the jurisdiction to carry out the following work:
(1) to learn and know the information on the schooling and life of the minors in the region;
(2) to organize to carry out activities favorable to the health of both body and mind of the minors;
(3) to assist schools and guardians in preventing minors from dropping out;
(4) to offer minor education programs for families devoid of educational capacities;
(5) to stop family violence towards minors and illegal or criminal acts including abuse and desertion, and to offer help for the minor victims;
(6) to assist judicial organs, schools and guardians of minors to carry out education and correction programs for minors of misconduct, serious misconduct or a lesser criminal act; and
(7) other work related to the protection of minors.
Article 27 The local people's government at or above the county level shall take measures to ensure to the minors of school age the equal chances of compulsory education. The people's government of a county (city, district) shall gradually allocate the education resources in a uniform way within its administrative region.
The local people's governments at various levels shall implement the various financial aid policies for minors whose families are in economic difficulties to accept the compulsory education. The fund needed shall be arranged by the various local people's governments at or above the county level, and shall be incorporated respectively into the fiscal budget of the corresponding governments.
Article 28 The local people's governments at various levels shall make an overall planning to construct facilities which are suitable to the minors for them to carry out cultural, sports and scientific activities, and ensure the fund needed for the public facilities to be open to the minors for free.
Article 29 The local people's governments at various levels shall strengthen administration on the culture market, and encourage and support the development of culture industry and creation of culture products which are beneficial to the healthy growth of the minors.
The administrative department of news and press shall, in conjunction with the education administrative department, strengthen the supervision and management on the publishing and issuing of education materials for primary and middle schools and their auxiliary reading materials according to law.
The administrative departments such as culture, news and press, and radio and TV broadcasting shall strengthen supervision and management on the markets for culture products such as books, newspapers, movies, TV programs, audio-video products and electronic publications, and investigate into and deal with the culture products harmful to the physical and mental health of the minors in a timely manner according to law.
The culture administrative department, the industrial and commercial administration department and the public organ shall strengthen supervision and management on entertainment venues for singing, dancing and amusement and the business places providing internet accessing services, investigate into and deal with the acts of admitting the minors into such places according to law.
Article 30 The education administrative department shall ensure the minors' right to education and other relevant rights and interests. It shall deal with the acts committed by a school in a timely manner such as refusing to enroll students who meet the conditions, expelling students or other acts infringing upon the lawful rights and interests of the students.
The education administrative department shall take measures to urge the school to lighten the schoolwork load for the students and may not take the promotion rate as a main indicator for accessing the school's performance.
The education administrative department shall, in conjunction with the public security organ, guide and urge the school to establish campus security system.
Article 31 The public security organ shall deal with the acts such as maltreating, forsaking, hurting, or abducting minors or coercing, instigating or enticing minors to commit criminal offences according to law.
The public security organ shall maintain the order within the campus or around the school, and deal with the acts infringing upon the rights and interests of minors in a timely manner.
Article 32 The administrative departments of communications and construction shall set up traffic warning signs on the roads outside or around the school, draw crosswalk lines, and set up facilities such as traffic lights where necessary.
The public security organ shall cooperate with the relevant departments to improve the traffic safety facilities on the roads outside or around the school, and strengthen inspection and supervision on the traffic safety of school vehicles.
Article 33 The department of civil affairs of a city divided into districts shall set up social relief facilities and the department of civil affairs of a county (city, district) shall set up social relief facilities where necessary to extend assistance to minors who have no means of support such as abandoned children, orphans, vagrants and beggars and other minors who are abused and in urgent need of help.
Where the public security organ, the city appearance and environmental sanitation administration department or other relevant departments find minor vagrants, beggars or other minors who walk away from home in performing their duties, they shall take protection measures immediately and escort them in safe to the social rescue station for help.
Article 34 The administrative department of public health and the school shall provide the minors with necessary conditions for health care so as to do well the work on disease prevention.
The administrative departments such as public health, food and drug supervision, quality and technical supervision and the industrial and commercial administration shall strengthen supervision and management on the production and selling of food, drugs and utensils for children and investigate into and deal with the products within the category which is not in compliance the State standards or industry standards according to law in a timely manner.
Article 35 The administrative department of justice shall guide and urge the school to carry out publicity and education on legal affairs, and impose inspection accordingly.
The administrative department of justice shall guide and urge the legal aid institutions to extend legal aid to the minors.
Article 36 The public security organ, the people's procuratorate and the people's court shall set up special division or appoint special persons to deal with the cases concerning juvenile delinquency or protection of the rights and interests of minors through a way acceptable by the minors physically and mentally.
The public security organ and the people's procuratorate shall ask the parents or other guardians of minors to be present when interrogating a minor suspect or making inquiry on a minor witness or victim. Where the parents or other guardians cannot be reached or do not show up after being informed of the situation, the public security organ or the people's procuratorate shall ask other persons or units with the guardian qualification to be at present.
Unless it will interfere with the detection or trial, the public security organ, the people's procuratorate and the people's court shall allow the parents or other guardians to meet the minors under detention.
The public security organ, the people's procuratorate and the people's court may conduct a social survey, learning the relevant information of a minor from the relevant organizations or persons such as schools, communities and families to provide a reference for the handling of a juvenile delinquency case. They may also commission the relevant social organizations to conduct the social survey where necessary.
Article 37 The administrative departments such as justice, public security, education and social security, the people's government of a town (township), the sub-district office, the neighborhood committee, the villagers' committee and the school shall, according to their respective functions and duties, do well the work on correcting, helping and educating the minors who have been exempted from criminal punishment, sentenced to punishment without detention, or who have served their terms, or make endeavors to help them to settle down, go back to school or get vocational training.
Chapter V Protection by the Society
Article 38 Public culture and sports facilities such as the bases for patriotic education, libraries, museums, memorials, science and technology museums, exhibition halls, art museums, culture centers, youth palaces, and children activities centers shall be open to the minors for free.
When schools organize students to carry out education and teaching activities, the culture and sports facilities such as movie theaters, stadiums, gymnasiums and parks shall be open to the minors for free or on preferential basis.
Social forces such as social organizations, enterprises, institutions and individuals are encouraged to establish or provide venues or facilities suitable for minors.
Article 39 In public places where minors gather, safety warnings and signs shall be set up in conspicuous places and relevant protection measures shall be taken.
The operational and management unit shall keep under good maintenance the facilities which may endanger the personal safety of the minors, and mark in conspicuous places the suitable age range and matters for attention. For sports and amusement items liable to cause great danger, special professionals shall be assigned to help the minors to carry out the activities for safety purpose.
Article 40 Businesses that are not suitable for the minors such as operational entertainment places for singing, dancing and amusement or businesses providing internet accessing services shall not be established within the 200 meters' distance around primary and middle schools.
Businesses that are not suitable for the minors such as operational entertainment places for singing, dancing and amusement or businesses providing internet accessing services shall not admit the minors. The person who runs such places shall set up a sign with the information of no admission for minors at a conspicuous place. For those who are difficult to tell whether they are grown-ups or not, the person who runs the business may ask them to show their identification documents.
Article 41 No unit or individual may organize, coerce, entice or use the minors to engage in begging, or coerce or entice the minors to attend activities such as profit-making performance, etiquette or beauty competition.
Where minors are organized to attend performance or ritual activities, the consent from their parents or other guardians shall be obtained, and the activities may not be harmful to their physical or mental health.
Article 42 Public media such as radio or TV broadcasting stations, newspapers or internet websites shall introduce or publicize the work on protection of minors, create and spread products which are beneficial to the healthy growth of the minors.
When the relevant units or media publish or broadcast books, newspapers, movies, TV programs, audio-video products, electronic publications or internet information which are not suitable for the minors to read or watch, they shall make a warning in the first place.
No unit or individual may make the minors read or watch, or provide the minors with books, newspapers, audio-video products and electronic publications with filthy, pornographic, violent, superstitious information or about pernicious religion which are harmful to the physical and mental health of the minors.
Article 43 No unit or individual may disclose the privacy of a minor; unless otherwis, e provided by the laws, no one may collect or use the privacy of a minor without the consent of the minor, the minor's parents or other guardians.
Radio or TV broadcasting stations, newspapers, internet websites or other public publications may not disclose the name, address, school, photo, picture other information which will lead to the disclosure of his identity of a minor who has committed a criminal offence or who falls to be a victim.
Article 44 Social organizations such as the Women's Federation are encouraged to give instruction on family education through such ways as opening parent schools to provide services to parents or other guardians for cultivation of the minors.
Various social groups, enterprises, institutions and individuals are recommended and encouraged to provide voluntary services such as legal consultation or psychological counseling to the minors.
Article 45 Any unit or individual is entitled to stop the infringement on the lawful rights and interest of a minor. The minor victim, his guardians, the school, the residents' committee, the villagers' committee, and the minor protection organ shall have the right to make a complaint to the relevant competent departments and the relevant departments shall deal with the matter according to law in a timely manner.
Article 46 The minors may, if they are discriminated against, maltreated, hurt or abandoned by their parents or other guardians, resort to the State organs, the minor protection organs, the Communist Youth League, the Women's Federation, schools, residents' committee or villagers' committee for help or rescue, and those who have been resorted to may not turn them down or shift their responsibilities to others.
Chapter VI Special Protection
Article 47 The following minors will be provided with special protection according to these Regulations:
(1) the minors who are disabled;
(2) the minors without means of support such as abandoned children, orphans and vagrants;
(3) the minors who are left-behind;
(4) the minors of migrant workers.
For minors who have committed seriously bad acts, special education and protection measures aimed at them shall be taken.
Article 48 The local people's governments at various levels shall, according to the need, establish schools and welfare houses which provide teaching, living, rehabilitation and medical services to the disabled minors.
The local people's governments at various levels shall attach importance to the development of the undertaking of special education, setting up schools for special education or establishing classes for special education within an ordinary school according to the need so as to provide compulsory education to the disabled minors.
A city divided into districts or a county (city, district) shall provide vocational and technical training to the disabled minors. The administrative departments such as education, civil affairs, and labor and social security and the disabled persons' federation shall, in light of the difference between each individual disabled minor, provide training tailed for them.
For minors who can enter an ordinary school, the school shall admit them on a preferential basis.
Article 49 All organizations or individuals shall respect the personal dignity of the disabled minors and no one may discriminate against, insult, maltreat, hurt or abandon the disabled minors.
It is strictly forbidden to organize or use disabled minors to participate in profit-making activities.
Article 50 The social relief institutions set up by the departments of civil affairs shall provide relief to and bear the responsibility of guardianship temporarily towards the minors without means of support such as abandoned children, orphans and vagrants and the minors who have been maltreated and are in urgent need of help. The fund needed in the rescue of the minors for their living, education, rehabilitation and medical services shall be incorporated into the fiscal budget of the corresponding government.
For minors without means of support such as abandoned children, orphans and vagrants, the department of civil affairs shall notify the parents, other guardians or the departments of civil affairs of the place where the minors are from to take them back in a timely manner; where the minors cannot be sent back or their guardians cannot be reached, the department of civil affairs shall settle them down properly.
Article 51 Where the parents or other guardians cannot perform their responsibility of guardianship over the minors due to working away from home or other reasons, they shall commission other people with the ability to take care their children to take over the guardianship, and inform the school, the residents' committee or the villagers' committee to which the minors belong of the change of the guardianship. In case they will be away from home for quite a long time, they shall keep frequent contact with the school, the residents' committee or the villagers' committee to which the minors belong.
The people's government of a county (city, district) or a town (township) shall guide the school, the residents' committee, the villagers' committee and other social groups and organizations of the mass to do well the work on protection of the left-behind minors, improve the boarding conditions of schools, and reduce the fees for or offer financial assistance to students whose families are in financial difficulties. In areas where left-behind minors concentrate, a care center for left-behind minors may be established according to the actual need to provide learning or living guidance or help to the left-behind minors.
Schools, the residents' committee, the villagers' commit and other social groups or organizations of the mass shall unfold various activities to show care to the left-behind minors through caring about their lives, psychological counseling and learning about their feelings.
Article 52 The local people's governments at various levels and their relevant departments shall take measures to solve the difficulties of the dependent children of the migrant workers in aspects such as living, study, and medical services so as to safeguard their lawful rights and interests.
The local people's government at various levels and their education administrative department shall incorporate the compulsory education for the dependent children of the migrant workers into the local education development planning and the fees needed into the fiscal budget for education, and urge the full-time state-owned primary and middle schools, as a main source to enroll the dependent children of the migrant workers to safeguard their right to equal opportunities of compulsory education.
Article 53 The city divided into districts and county (city) shall, according to the need, establish special schools to enroll minors who have conducted bad acts in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State and the Province. The provincial education administrative department shall make planning for the establishment of special schools throughout the whole province.
Students graduating from the special schools shall enjoy the same rights as the students graduating from the ordinary schools in academic pursuits and employment, and shall not be discriminated against by any unit or any person.
For minors who have committed severely bad acts and do not meet the conditions for enrollment into the special schools, their families, the schools and the relevant departments shall join efforts to manage and educate them.
Chapter VII Award and Punishment
Article 54 The local people's governments at various levels and the committee for protection of minors shall commend and award the unit or individual who has committed any one of the following acts:
(1) making outstanding achievement in implementing the laws and regulations on protection of minors;
(2) making outstanding achievement in educating the minors or helping them to grow healthily;
(3) making outstanding achievement in educating, rectifying or helping the minors who have committed criminal offences;
(4) making outstanding achievement in organizing or guiding the minors to participate in culture, sports and science activities;
(5) making outstanding achievement in creating works beneficial to the healthy growth of minors;
(6) making achievement in providing venues or facilities for minors' various activities;
(7) making achievement in providing financial aid to the minors;
(8) making other achievement for the minors.
Article 55 The school which violates the provisions in the third paragraph of Article 19 and the second paragraph of Article 23 of these Regulations shall be ordered to make rectification by the education administrative department; where it refuses to make the rectification, the person directly in charge and the other person directly responsible of the school shall be given administrative sanctions according to law.
Article 56 Where the parents or other guardians of the minor, in violation of the provisions in Article 13 of these Regulations, fail to perform their duties on custody of and raising the minors or infringe upon their lawful rights and interests, the unit which they work for, the residents' committee or the villagers' committee shall dissuade or stop them; where they let them loose on bad acts or severely bad acts, the public security organ shall admonish them and order them to control and educate their children more strictly; where the act constitutes an act against public security administration, the public security organ shall impose the administrative punishment according to law; where it constitutes a crime, the criminal liabilities shall be investigated into according to law.
Article 57 Where an operational entertainment place for singing, dancing and amusement, in violation of the provisions in Article 40 of these Regulations, fails to set up a sign with the information of no admission for minors at a conspicuous place, the administrative department of culture and the public security organ at the county level shall order it to make rectification and give it a warning according to their statutory rights and functions.
Where an operational entertainment place for singing, dancing and amusement which, in violation of the provisions in Article 40 of these Regulations, admits a minor, the administrative department of culture at the county level shall confiscate its illegal gains and impose on it a fine not less than the amount but not more than three times the amount of the illegal gains; where there is no illegal gains, or the illegal gains is less RMB10,000 yuan, a fine of not less than RMB10,000 yuan but not more than RMB30,000 yuan shall be imposed; where the matter is serious, the place shall be shut down for rectification.
Where a business that provides internet accessing services admits a minor into its business site or fails to set up a sign with the information of no admission for minors at a conspicuous place, the administrative department of culture shall order it to make rectification, give it a warning, and may concurrently impose on it a fine of not less than RMB5,000 yuan but not less than RMB15,000 yuan; where the situation is serious, it shall be ordered to shut down for rectification or its business license shall be revoked.
Article 58 Where anyone, in violation of the provisions in the first paragraph of Article 41 of these Regulations, commits an act which constitutes the act in violation of public security administration, the public security organ shall give him a punishment according to law; where a crime is constituted, the criminal liabilities shall be investigated.
Article 59 Where a state organ or its staff members fail to perform their functions and duties on protection of the lawful rights and interests of minors according to law, infringe upon the lawful rights and interests of the minors or retaliate against the persons who lodge a petition, complaint or accusation, the organ at higher level or the unit which they work for shall order them to make rectification, and give administrative sanctions according to law to the person directly in charge and the other person directly responsible; where a crime is constituted, the criminal liabilities shall be investigated.
Chapter VIII Supplementary Provisions
Article 60 Schools as mentioned in these Regulations refer to various ordinary primary schools, elementary schools, middle schools, vocational schools, special education schools, special schools, kindergartens, nurseries and other educational institutions.
Left-behind minors as mentioned in there Regulations refer to the minors who cannot be put under the protection of statutory guardianship because their parents or other guardians are away from home for more than half a year.
Dependent children of migrant workers as mentioned in these Regulations refer to the minors who live with their parents or other guardians in this Province and meet the conditions for temporary residents as provided by the State and this Province.
Minors who have committed bad acts or severely bad acts as mentioned in these Regulations refer to the minors who have committed the acts as provided in Article 14 and Article 34 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency.
Article 61 These Regulations shall enter into effect as of June 1, 2009. The Measures of Jiangsu Province on Implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Protection of Minors adopted at the eighth meeting by the Standing Committee of the Eighth People's Congress of Jiangsu Province on June 25, 1994 shall be repealed at the same time.