Category Archives: Government policy

China Elderly Visit Law Forces People To See Aging Parents

Huffington Post/28 December 2012 BEIJING — Visit your parents. That’s an order. So says China, whose national legislature on Friday amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children visit their aged parents “often” – or risk being … Continue reading

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China’s rocketing elderly population prompts a rethink on pensions

Darren Wee Guardian.co.uk, Monday 1 October 2012 China’s one-child policy and growing social security deficit mean it is getting old before it gets rich Elderly Chinese men in Beijing play dominoes. Before 2009, only 30% of the population had a pension; … Continue reading

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Rise in China’s Aging Poses Challenge to Beijing

NYT DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW September 10, 2012 Forty minutes’ drive east of Beijing in Yanjiao, a town just inside the border of neighboring Hebei Province, a vast care facility for the elderly is rising in green fields, part of a … Continue reading

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As China Ages, Beijing Turns to Morality Tales to Spur Filial Devotion

NYT ANDREW JACOBS and ADAM CENTURY September 5, 2012 BEIJING — Reading it now, six centuries after Guo Jujing wrote this paean to parental devotion, “The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety” comes off as a collection of scary bedtime stories. There is … Continue reading

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