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Let elderly enjoy lives free of child care

China Daily | Updated: 2018-05-17 07:22

DATA RELEASED BY THE NATIONAL HEALTH COMMISSION show nearly 18 million senior citizens live with their children and act as nannies for their grandchildren, far from their own homes. Legal Daily comments:

The government is obliged to take better care of senior citizens, as it is more than just personal choice that sees them act as carers for their own children's children. It is also the result of the lack of necessary public goods and services.

Many do not have a sense of belonging in the cities where their children live. Their lives are almost completely restricted to supermarkets, kitchens and their bedrooms. Many of them count the days when they can return to their own homes.

Let elderly enjoy lives free of child care

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