China Channels The Ramones, Creates “Be Nice to Mommy” Law

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The AP reports that a new law in China mandates
that middle-aged children must visit their elderly parents
“often.”If the kids don’t, they are open to being sued by the
parents:
The amendment does not specify how frequently such visits should
occur.
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.
As in the U.S., legislation follows media circuses:
Earlier this month, state media reported that a grandmother in
her 90s in the prosperous eastern province of Jiangsu had been
forced by her son to live in a pig pen for two years. News outlets
frequently carry stories about other parents being abused or
neglected, or of children seeking control of their elderly parents’
assets without their knowledge.

Read more here.
The issues are exacerbated by the fact that China both has a
terrible safety net provided by the government (no surprise there,
really, as relatively poor countries are known for such things) and
its private pension system has barely gotten started (thanks to
glorious people’s revolution).But surely forcing kids to visit their parents is a no-win
situation for everyone but dads in Harry Chapin
songs.The Ramones connection to all this? While there never needs to
be a connection to invoke Johnny, Joey, et al., I refer you to
“Commando” and its second rule for better living: 

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