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Legislating Love

Zhang Zefang, 94, who sued her own children for not taking care of her, cries as she describes the miseries she has endured throughout her life, at Fusheng Village, east of Chongqing City, China.

Legislating Love in China

Facing a rapidly aging population and persistent stories of elder abuse,

China mandated what was once a cultural given by amending its elder

care law to require that children support their parents emotionally and

visit them often.

In a rapidly aging country where social and economic

changes have chipped away at traditional family values, elderly Chinese

are increasingly finding themselves without a safety net - and

wondering who will care for them in their final years.