Do we care enough for our elderly parents?
The Chinese government is considering making it a legal duty for people to visit their aged parents. What do think of the proposal?
Under a draft legal amendment, elderly people could go to court to claim their right to be physically and mentally looked after by their children.
China is dealing with the problems of a growing elderly population. An eighth of the population of China is over the age of 60, and more than half of them live alone.
Taking care of parents is part of traditional Chinese culture but migration and work pressures have been fracturing family ties.
Should people be legally bound to take care of their aged parents? What is the attitude towards elderly care in your culture? What measures would you propose?
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