China orders children to visit their parents or face lawsuits
London: China has passed a law that requires adult children to visit their elderly parents or risk facing lawsuit.
The law does not specify how frequently such visits should occur, but warns that neglect could risk legal action.
Reports suggest a growing number of elderly Chinese have been abandoned or neglected by their offspring.
Newspapers in the country are full of such stories, or of tales of children trying to seize their parents`` assets, or of old people dying unnoticed in their homes, the BBC reports.
According to the report, the dislocation of families has been exacerbated by China`s one-child policy and a dramatic advance in life expectancy.
China has nearly 167 million people aged over 60, and one million above 80, the report added.
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