Wow. It will be interesting to watch how this new law in China unfolds. Truth be told, I thought that the US was the most litigious place to live, but in terms of filial piety perhaps I was wrong.
“State media say the new clause will allow elderly parents who feel neglected by their children to take them to court. The move comes as reports abound of elderly parents being abandoned or ignored by their children.
A rapidly developing China is facing increasing difficulty in caring for its aging population. Three decades of market reforms have accelerated the breakup of the traditional extended family in China, and there are few affordable alternatives, such as retirement or care homes, for the elderly or others unable to live on their own.”