USEUROPEAFRICAASIA中文双语FrançaisHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILEOpinionCartoonsEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsFrom the PressOpinion LineFrom the ReadersBureau ChiefForum TrendsHome / Opinion / Opinion LineSurnames should adhere to tradition and social norms
China Daily | Updated:2017-11-28 08:38A COUPLE IN JINAN, capital of Shandong province, wanted to register their daughter with a surname different from that of either of them. The local police rejected their request and a court also later ruled against their request. Hebnews.cn comments:The Supreme Peoples Court published the case as a guide to all courts nationwide. The reason it gave was, citizens should follow traditional Chinese culture and ethics when registering a name for their children.
That does not mean a child can only have the surname of either his mother or father. Actually, the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress, the nations top legislature, issued a judicial explanation in November 2014 that made clear three conditions under which another surname was permitted: First, selecting a surname of another immediate family member, such as the maternal grandmother; second, selecting the name of the adopter in case of adoption; third, other conditions not contrary to traditions.
According to the Supreme Peoples Court, the move of the parents does not belong to “other conditions”. In China, the surname of a person tells which family a person comes from. More importantly, it is deeply associated with the order of the society.
If ones surname could be changed at will, that will not only deal a blow to the family lineage, but also challenge the normal order of the society and the traditional culture.
Some say we live in a different age. True, but that only makes holding on to our traditional culture even more important.CartoonsProtecting childrenBeyond reachHollywood sexual harassmentBrexit talksWeightlifting championFierce competitionMost Viewed in 24 HoursFroum trendsDo foreigners find online shopping fun or pain?Should parents push children to take up extracurricular classes?ColumnistsForeign media outlets in US merit bouquets, not brickbatsAll hopes rest on Katowice to deliver on climate pledgeForumFeatured ContributorsWitnessing the rapid transformation of GuizhouImpression of a Guizhou trip with China DailyChina Daily Bureau ChiefsChongqing and Chengdu City Cluster on faster trackXi-Ma meeting brings historic opportunitiesStar BloggersThe past 5 years: Chinas global leadershipGetting stared at in China: Cultural curiosity, globalization and racismBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
document.write(oTime.getFullYear());. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263Registration Number: 130349About China DailyAdvertise on SiteContact UsJob OfferExpat EmploymentFOLLOW US

By 多哈

发表评论

邮箱地址不会被公开。 必填项已用*标注

3 × 3 =