Hong Kong concern group wants total ban on corporal punishment after rise in child abuse cases

A Hong Kong concern group has called for a complete ban on all forms of corporal punishment, and said about half of all suspected child abuse cases it received had involved physical violence.Thursday’s appeal from the group, Against Child Abuse, came as it revealed it had received 1,264 hotline calls in the 2020-21 financial year, a rise of 11 per cent from 1,142 the previous year.Among those calls, 200 were suspected child abuse cases involving 248 children, while almost 73 per cent, or 921…

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