Working Fathers in China

Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers? Yes
What is the total duration of paid paternity leave at the time of delivery? 3 days
What is the wage replacement rate for paternity leave? 100 % of normal wage
Who pays for paternity leave? Employer
Does the law require parental leave for parents? No
Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options? No

More about paternity leave:

There is no national labour regulation requiring employers to provide paternity leave. Availability of paternity leave varies across jurisdictions and is typically premised on obtaining One Child Card. Fathers, with One Child Card, can take 10-30 days of paternity leave.

The amount of time that a male employee can take as paternity leave largely depends on where the individual is registered for social security. In general, China’s statutory paternity leave does not exceed two weeks (14 days). For example, in Shanghai, a male employee is only entitled to a three-day paternity leave in the case of late childbirth. While in Shenzhen, a male employee can enjoy a 10-day paternity leave if his wife is 23 or older.

More about parental leave:

There is no provision in the law on paid or unpaid parental leave.