A new amendment to a law passed in China will force kids to visit their elderly parents “often” or face legal ramifications. The law purportedly comes as a defense against the neglect and abandonment often suffered by older Chinese citizens.
The new law does not clearly state guidelines on the visiting expectations required to avoid prosecution, according to an article by BBC News. The ruling does, however, indicate that cases of neglect will be dealt with in a court of law. Recently there have been an alarming amount of cases in China involving the abuse or abandonment of elderly individuals by their grown children.
In early December Chinese state media revealed that an unidentified female over the age of 90 was reportedly kept in conditions of squalor for approximately two years. The person responsible for was the woman’s own adult son.
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