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Article posted: 7/3/2013 5:56 AM

Law requires Chinese to visit aging parents

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A group of elderly men take a rest on their wheelchairs at a park in Beijing. New wording in the law requiring people to visit or keep in touch with their elderly parents or risk being sued has come into force as China faces increasing difficulty in caring for its aging population.

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BEIJING -- Mothers and fathers aren't the only ones urging adult children to visit their parents. China's lawbooks are now issuing the same imperative. New wording in the law requiring people to visit or keep in touch with their elderly parents or risk being sued and facing penalties came into force, as China faces increasing difficulty in caring for its aging population.
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