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Man, 29, sues parents for not looking after him

By ZHENG CAIXIONG ( Updated: 2014-08-29 15:55

A 29-year-old man is taking his parents to court for not looking after him, the Sanxiang Metropolis Daily reported.

Kuang Zhengxuan who works as a model in an art school in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, said he planned to sue his parents for not supporting him.

"Actually, I do not want to become a kenlaozu (a healthy adult still relying on their parents), but I cannot support myself,"he told local media.

Kuang, a primary school graduate, said he has tried to get well-paid work but has been unable to do so.

Kuang's father, a migrant worker from central China's Hubei province, said his son was always asking him for money.

"I cannot continue to financially support my 29-year-old son,"he said.

The lawsuit has highlighted the growing number of young adults still dependent on their parents.

According to the China Scientific and Research Center for the Ageing, about 65 percent of Chinese parents support healthy adult children and more than 30 percent of children who have reached adulthood still need some financial support from their parents.

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