January 01, 2013
Don't neglect your mother
China requires adult children to visit elderly parents or face lawsuit
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.
Posted by joke du jour at January 1, 2013 06:02 PM
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