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Netizen Voices: Tactics of Deception and Trickery

Last October, Chinese media reported that pharmaceutical company America Citi Pharmacy Co. Ltd.’s was using their suggestive name in a fraudulent ad campaign—the Chinese and English names used by the company were very...

When Filial Piety Is the Law

In a New York Times op-ed, author Yu Hua complains that by compelling regular contact with parents with China’s recently amended “filial piety law”, the Party is using legislation to replace values that it...

Why China Is Ordering Children to Visit Parents

An amended law encouraging adult children to visit their parents went into effect on Monday in China. This legislative action can be seen to reflect the changes that rapid social and economic transformation are having on a...

China Beefs Up Elderly Rights Law

An amended law took effect on Monday which requires adult children in China to visit their parents or face fines or jail time, though Louise Watt at the Associated Press reports that effectively implementing the new rules may be...

Aging Chinese Face a Bleak Picture

After a pilot launched in 2008, research for the landmark China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) began in 2011 with support from Peking University, the National Science Foundation of China, and the World Bank....

Will China Get Old Before Getting Rich?

Decades after the enactment of the one-child policy in the 1970s, the Chinese government is now trying to tackle the problem of a fast-aging population. From Darren Wee at The Guardian: Filial piety is the first of the five...

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