Monday, August 5, 2013
From Voice of America:
A new law in China
requires adults to provide mental and financial support for their
elderly parents, or face fines and other penalties. The regulation
entered into force earlier this month, adding new burdens on a
generation of urban single children who struggle to live up to
traditional standards of filial piety.
Chinese families used to live three generations under one roof, but mounting work pressure is scattering members into different directions. With the need to find jobs, pursue careers and gain financial independence, many young people leave home. Older parents frequently are left behind.
Read more, and see the video, here.