From the Austrian Times:
It’s pre-school childcare – Chinese style.Chinese Day Care
Dad Chen Chuanliu has told how he chains his two-year-old son to a tree while he’s working because he can’t afford a nursery place for him.
The rickshaw cyclist, from the Chinese capital Beijing, decided to put tot Lao Lu under lock and key after his four-year-old daughter Ling went missing last month.
Child snatching is rife in China where strict laws govern the size of families.
“My wife is ill and I can’t stop work. So I chain him to a pole when I have a fare. It seems harsh but it is better than losing him,” said Chen.
If my parents had thought they could have gotten away with it, they’d have chained me to a tree every day too.