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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:32:18
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A woman surnamed Chu, left, 77, attends the hearing of a case against her daughter and husband in Wuxi, east China’s Jiangsu province on Monday.

A Chinese woman and her husband have been ordered to visit the woman’s elderly mother at least once every two months, and during at least two public holidays every year, in the first application of a new law that requires Chinese people to “regularly” visit their parents.

A local court in Wuxi, a city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, imposed the requirement on the daughter and son-in-law of a 77-year-old woman identified only by her surname, Chu, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

Ms. Chu’s daughter had not visited her since the two had a falling out in September, according to other state media reports (in Chinese). The court ruled that Ms. Chu could ask authorities to fine or even detain her daughter and son-in-law if they failed to visit, Xinhua said.

The ruling in Wuxi came hours after China implemented a revised version of its Law for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly that has been widely criticized online but also sparked debate about the challenges faced by the country’s older people.

The new law requires that adult children provide mental support, in addition to financial support and life care, to their parents once they reach the age of 60. “Family members who live apart from elderly should regularly visit and greet them,” it says, adding that employers will be required to provided 20 days of paid home leave to employees whose parents live far away.

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:33:50
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Laws to visit ones parents ! The institutes named after me need to be renamed Mao Great leap forward ! Xinjianese and Tibetans are laughing at our primitive ways . What next ? Compulsory bribing , sex, BMWs , mistresses , dead pigs , melamine in Baby powder , fake medicine ……

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:34:59
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I guess it’s the moral decline of Chinese on the mainland that resulted in the CCP passing laws that now ‘force’ offspring to visit ma and pa. Or is it?

Only problem is the fact China’s ‘one-child ‘ policy creates the need for the ‘one offspring’ to already care for the parents and grandparents, and if lucky enough to get married, can now be forced to visit 2-pairs of parents, and 2-pairs of grandparents!

Another result from Beijing’s great ‘one-child’ policy law! No wonder the suicide rate in China is so high!

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:35:32
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We don’t really know why the daughter stopped visiting her mother, maybe the relationship wasn’t good for her. It’s not really asked in Chinese culture that parents return the respect they are given.

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:35:57
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The Chinese people’s only retirement support is in their children. Their government never started a system to take care of the elderly. This just to codifies the family as the elderly’s welfare system.

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:36:33
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What if the grandparents don’t want to be visited? Can the child get them arrested?

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:36:58
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like it … all state should do same things ..

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:37:37
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Little emperors grow up to be big arseholes.

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:38:12
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This is just another way to harass dissidents. “Ai Wei Wei, the tax-dodging bad son, must be jailed!”

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Post time: 2013-07-03 16:40:19
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This law, like all laws in China is part of a non-existent legal system, so don't owrry about hwo to enforce it.
That said, in case you just woke up, this law is clearly part of a piecemeal approach to addressing the increasing poplation of elderly in China, who will eventually become a huge burden on families and the state - just at a time when the state is trying to discourage savings and increase consumption. Good luck with this.

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