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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...

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...

As Population Ages, Pension System Feels Strain

The Economist details the challenges facing China’s pension system, which has grown considerably in the last several years but still must grapple with a number of structural inefficiencies: Unlike individual accounts in...

Forced Abortion Case Settled for $11,000

A Shaanxi local government has reached a 70,600 yuan settlement with Deng Jiyuan and Feng Jianmei, who were illegally forced to have a late-term abortion when they were unable to pay a similarly illegal 40,000 yuan...

Penniless Pensioners

Global Times reports on the declining state of elderly care and support in China: In traditional Chinese society, elders command respect from their children who are expected to care for them and provide financial support during...

China Steps Up Reform Of Pension System: Govt

From AFP: China said it will raise the state pension payment for retirees by 10 percent and enable hundreds of millions of migrant workers to transfer their retirement benefits when they move across provinces. The State Council,...

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