Adopted at the Fifth Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress and promulgated for impleamentation by the Announcement of the Nationa People’s Congress on December 4,1982.
Revised in accordance with the Amendment to the Constitution of the People’s republic of China adopted at the First Session of the Seventh National People’s Congress on april 12,1988 and the Amendment to the Constitution of the People’s republic of China adopted at the First Session of the Eighth National People’s Congress on March 29,1993
Chapter II The Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens
Article 46 Citizens of the People’s Republic of China have the duty as well as the right to receive education.
The State promotes the all-round development of children and young people,morally,intellectually and physically.
Article 48 Women in the People’s Republic of china enjoy equal rights with men in all spheres of life, in political,economic,cultural, social and family life.
The State protects the rights and interests of women,applies the principle of equal pay for equal work to men and women alike and trains and selects cadres from among women.
Article 49 Marriage, the family and mother and child are protected by the State.
Both husband and wife have the duty to practice family planning.
Parents have the duty to rear and educate their children who have come of age have the duty to support and assist their parents.
Violation of the freedom of marriage is prohibited. Maltreatment of old people,women and children is prohibited.