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Snubbing old parents made illegal in China

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by Anees, Jul 2, 2013.

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  1. Anees

    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Snubbing old parents made illegal in China

    BEIJING: The Chinese government has come up with a new law that makes snubbing and neglecting elderly parents illegal, but falls short of specifying punishment for violators. The Elderly Rights Law says adults should take care of their parents' "psychological needs" and "never neglect or snub elderly people" .


    "Those who live far away from parents should go home often," the law says in an obvious reference to the 300 million people who have migrated to urban centres for work. The new law has evoked mixed response. It came in for a lot of ridicule on the net as it appears toothless with no punishment prescribed for the violators. It also does not explain how often adult children are expected to visit their elderly parents.

    But it has been welcomed by the elderly. "It shows the government cares for the elderly . It will bring hope. I think the courts will settle the issue of punishment for violators," Zhang Wei told TOI. The law comes amid worries about the problem of neglect and loneliness among the country's vast elderly population, which is slated to double by 2030. As per 2010 census, there are over 178 million people above the age of 60 years in China.

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    Snubbing old parents made illegal in China - The Times of India
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    so it was legal till now :troll:
     
  3. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    What a rule!!

    So Chinese can expect Police at their doors anytime.

    "You didn't visit your parents last week, so you're being arrested (for snubbing your parents)" :LMAO:
     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Pathetic rule. You cant force generation to do something they don't want to. Chinese Govt. Spoiled the whole soup, trading their culture benefits for accelerated growth.
     
  5. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    More than a rule of law, it looks like a guideline which is thought-worthy.

    I read everyday in newspapers regarding the bad treatment given to elderly making them like excess baggage and lots of elderly homes advertisement here.
     
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