Starting July 1, children in China will have to visit their elderly parents on a regular basis, or at least stay in touch. It's the law!!!
This new law aims to improve the well-being of the elderly. This amended Law of Protection of Rights and Interests of the Aged makes it illegal for people to neglect all spiritual needs of the elderly.
It's already a legal requirement for sons and daughters to see to their parents' physical needs.
However, a new clause says that family members who do not live with their parents should visit or "greet them" frequently.
If people do not obey this clause, parents can apply for mediation or bring the case to court. City Island Images contacted former City Islander Judge Judy Sheindlin to ask seek her opinion. We are waiting for a reply.
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