New law in China: Children must visit aging parents frequently

New law in China: Children must visit aging parents frequently
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:23am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:25am

How often do you visit your parents? If they complain "not often enough," you may be breaking the law in China, that is.

A new law introduced this week in China requires the adult children of parents older than 60 to visit their aging parents "frequently". They must also make sure their parents' financial and spiritual needs are met.

The law was created after numerous reports of elderly neglect across the world's most-populous country.

China has an estimated 185 million people older than 60, and many are dependent upon their children for financial support.

The new law allows parents to sue negligent children, but does not specify other penalties.
 

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