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New China law says children must visit parents
中國新法規定 孩子必須探視父母

Elderly people talk on a street in Shanghai, China on July 1.
年長民眾七月一日在中國上海街頭交談。

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Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on July 1 says.

China’s new Elderly Rights Law deals with the growing problem of lonely elderly people by ordering adult children to visit their ageing parents.

The law says adults should care about their parents “psychological needs” and “never neglect or snub elderly people.”

The regulation has been ridiculed by tens of thousands of Chinese web users. Many across China are questioning how the law could be enforced.

(Liberty Times)

七月一日開始實施的新法律規定,長大成人的中國小孩,必須探視他們的父母,否則可能面臨罰款或牢獄之災。

中國新實施的「老年人權益保障法」,透過要求成年的孩子探視年邁父母,來處理越來越多孤單老人面臨的問題。

這項法律規定,成年人應關心父母的「精神需求」,「不得忽視、冷落老年人」。

這項規章遭到數萬名中國網友奚落。中國各地許多人質疑這項法律要怎麼實施。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. potentially adv. 可能地 (ke3 neng2 de5)

例: This crisis is potentially the most serious in the organization’s history.

(這可能是這個組織史上最嚴重的危機。)

2. snub v. 冷落 (leng3 luo4)

例: I think she felt snubbed because Anthony hadn’t bothered to introduce himself.

(我想她覺得被冷落了,因為安東尼連自我介紹都沒有。)

3. ridicule v. 奚落;揶揄 (xi1 luo4; ye2 yu2)

例: He’s become an object of ridicule.

(他成為揶揄的對象。)


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