Friday, December 28, 2012

China strengthens "filial piety", allows parents to sue adult children who don't visit


China has passed a law strengthening its idea of filial piety.  Adult children of aging parents can be required to visit the parents frequently (how often is not specified) and can take adult children to court when the offspring don’t visit them. The problems seem to occur with parents living in the countryside and adult children who have migrated to the cities to fund work.  So the concept almost sounds retro-Maoist.
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