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8/12/13

Chinese Law Says People Must Visit Elderly Parents

Listen to News ~ dateline: 02 July 2013

Chinese Law Says People Must Visit Elderly Parents (EnglishClub.com)


Pre-Listening Vocabulary elderly: old shrink: to become smaller policy: rule legislation: law draft: to write raise awareness: to make people more aware of an issue or concern enforce: to force people to follow a rule Chinese Law Says People Must Visit Elderly Parents Chinas new elderly protection law states that adult children must visit their elderly parents. Aging parents can take their adult kids to court if they feel neglected. The law does not state a child must visit his or her parents. There is also in the legislation that states how the law would be enforced and what the is for neglecting ones elderly . The elderly population in China is growing quickly, and the working population is shrinking due to the one-child policy, which was introduced to control population . A professor who helped draft the elderly protection law said that the legislation is mainly there to raise awareness for elderly people who need emotional support. Caring for the elderly was once an important part of Chinas traditional family-oriented society. Comprehension Questions 1. What does the new Chinese law require adults to do? 2. Why is the working population shrinking in China? 3. How often are adult children required to visit their aging parents? Discussion Question: Do you agree with Chinas elderly protection law? Why or why not? hide Answers Chinese Law Says People Must Visit Elderly Parents Chinas new elderly protection law states that adult children must visit their elderly parents. Aging parents can take their adult kids to court if they feel neglected. The law does not state how often a child must visit his or her parents. There is also nothing in the legislation that states how the law would be enforced and what the punishment is for neglecting ones elderly relatives . The elderly population in China is growing quickly, and the working population is shrinking due to the one-child policy, which was introduced to control population growth. A professor who helped draft the elderly protection law said that the legislation is mainly there to raise awareness for elderly people who need emotional support. Caring for the elderly was once an important part of Chinas traditional familyoriented society. 1. The new Chinese law requires adults to visit their elderly parents. 2. The working population is shrinking in China due to the one-child policy. 3. The law does not state how often adult children are required to visit their aging parents.
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8/12/13

Chinese Law Says People Must Visit Elderly Parents

Writte n by Tara Be nwe ll for EnglishClub.com T ara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

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