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.
1. potentially adv. 可能地 (ke3 neng2 de5)
例: This crisis is potentially the most serious in the organization’s history.
2. snub v. 冷落 (leng3 luo4)
例: I think she felt snubbed because Anthony hadn’t bothered to introduce himself.
3. ridicule v. 奚落；揶揄 (xi1 luo4; ye2 yu2)
例: He’s become an object of ridicule.