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New filial law sparks debate

By Wang Xiaodong | China Daily | Updated: 2013-07-02 08:03

New filial law sparks debate

A student from Wangji Primary School in Jiangsu province chats with an elderly man on Sunday. More than thirty students visited the home for the elderly as part of the "filial morality comes first" program. According to a law on protecting the rights and interests of the elderly, which came into effect on Monday, family members should care about the psychological needs of their older relatives, and should visit them or send greetings on a regular basis. Hong Xing / for China Daily

New filial law sparks debate

An amended law that requires children to regularly visit their aging parents has been welcomed by many, but some said it will be just symbolic.

New filial law sparks debate

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