While most Chinese parents are trying desperately to get their children into Tsinghua or Peking University (aka Beida) by emulating Western educational virtues such as creativity and the “whole child” approach, one Hong Kong father is on a quest to prove them wrong. He’s doing so by enforcing corporal punishment to make his children succeed in life. And in fact, Xiao’s three children have been accepted by Peking University, a school that most Chinese parents can only dream of.
Xiao was brought up by his mom, who believed in corporal punishment. He was not allowed to arrive home late, to lie or do poorly in his exams. He received one beating for every minute he was home late or every point lost in an exam and, in the case of lying, being beaten until his mouth bled.
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