China requiring people to visit their aged parents

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    China requiring people to visit their aged parents

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    FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2008 file photo, passengers walk to a train the Guangzhou railway station in Guangzhou, China as tens of millions of travelers scramble to board trains and buses to return home for this month's Lunar New Year holiday. Visit your parents. That's an order. So says China, whose national legislature on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children visit their aged parents "often" - or risk being sued by them. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

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    This is most amusing.

    The Govt has to pass legislation to order people to visit their aged parents!

    This is proof that the Chinese are totally existing under robot like condition, notwithstanding all the rambunctious personification, platitudes and homilies trotted out by the Chinese posters how all is hunky dory with the aged left behind in the quest of their people to pay homage to their only God - Money!

    And how both have been so ingeniously balanced by the Chinese people!

    And the irony is that they trot out UN reports on Human Development Index!

    What a pitiable state of affairs and how miserably it must be to be an aged parent in China!

    And the Chinese talk about them being happy!

    So happy that they are forced to remain happy by their Govt by LAW!!!!
     
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    China Elderly Visit Law Forces People To See Aging Parents
    12/28/12 10:38 AM ET EST


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    in this photo taken on March 17, 2011, an elderly Chinese man sits alone at a park in downtown Beijing. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    BEIJING — Visit your parents. That's an order.

    So says China, whose national legislature on Friday amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children visit their aged parents "often" – or risk being sued by them.

    The amendment does not specify how frequently such visits should occur.

    State media say the new clause will allow elderly parents who feel neglected by their children to take them to court. The move comes as reports abound of elderly parents being abandoned or ignored by their children.

    A rapidly developing China is facing increasing difficulty in caring for its aging population. Three decades of market reforms have accelerated the breakup of the traditional extended family in China, and there are few affordable alternatives, such as retirement or care homes, for the elderly or others unable to live on their own.

    Earlier this month, state media reported that a grandmother in her 90s in the prosperous eastern province of Jiangsu had been forced by her son to live in a pig pen for two years. News outlets frequently carry stories about other parents being abused or neglected, or of children seeking control of their elderly parents' assets without their knowledge.

    The expansion of China's elderly population is being fueled both by an increase in life expectancy – from 41 to 73 over five decades – and by family planning policies that limit most families to a single child. Rapid aging poses serious threats to the country's social and economic stability, as the burden of supporting the growing number of elderly passes to a proportionately shrinking working population and the social safety net remains weak.

    China Elderly Visit Law Forces People To See Aging Parents

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    It is pitiable that children do not look after their parents in the pursuit of lucre and personal wealth.

    But the situation must have been really worrisome wherein the Communist Party had to intervene to wake up the conscience by invoking a LAW.

    Are they really that heartless?

    China surely requires a dose of spiritualism and religion to shake yup their souls even if it means shaking up their money which is currently their God!
     

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