China’s elderly can sue children for neglect under new law

China’s elderly can sue children for neglect under new law

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A mother and daughter walk together on a street in Shanghai on July 1, 2013. A Chinese law requiring family members to visit their elderly relatives went into effect to howls of online ridicule, as the country's huge population ages rapidly.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 2, 2013 at 9:05 PM

CHINA – A new law in China requires adult children to visit their elderly parents more frequently and to ensure their financial and spiritual needs are met.

Under the law, parents are allowed to sue their negligent children.

China is hoping to cut down on elderly neglect.

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