Now on Taobao: Outsourced Care for Grandma

Soon after China’s revised filial piety law requiring regular visits to aging parents took effect last Monday, entrepreneurs have started offering elder-care services on e-commerce platforms. From The Wall Street...

Xi’s Back

Xi Jinping made his first public appearance since the beginning of the month on Saturday morning, and Xinhua noted the occasion without acknowledging his two-week absence: BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — Vice President Xi...

81-Year-Old Finds Love Online

From Reuters: An 81-year-old Chinese man has proved age need not be a barrier to Internet love, marrying a 58-year-old bride he met online, a local newspaper reported. Wu Jieqin, a retired Beijing art professor who has spent...

Lonely Couple Offer Grown Children ‘Salary’ for Visits – Dalian News

Dalian News reports a short story about a lonely couple paying their grown children to visit them: A lonely retired couple of Dalian, Liaoning Province, have decided to pay their three grown children a “salary” to visit them every weekend. Lin and his wife, who are in their late 60s, live a comfortable life on […]

Retirement age gap proposed to be shortened – Chinanews

From Chinanews.cn: Chinese scholars proposed recently that China should not only delay people’s retirement age to 65 or even older, but also shorten the retirement age gap between male and female. It is learned that the average life expectancy of Chinese people has risen by more than 20 years since the founding of the People’s […]

Poor Rural Elderly Deserve Attention – China Daily

From China Daily: A 71-year-old vagrant who sought to spend his remaining years in prison has aroused widespread concern over the well-being of China’s 120 million elderly people, particularly the 90 million in rural areas who often fall through the welfare safety net. With no home and no money, Li Zhaokun decided prison was the […]



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