According to the China Daily, a new law in China allows parents to sue their children who do not perform their filial duties.
I think that this really shows the problems China is having with their one child policy and how a child potentially has to take care of 4 elders emotionally, physically, and most importantly- financially. The burden that people have now is much more emotionally draining than ever before.
The issue of being able to support their parents and upholding traditional Confucian values conflicts with many modern day lifestyles. So what do you think? Should filial piety be written into law or should people automatically do it? Is it necessary? Like any law, especially in China, enforcement is the key. That would be a very difficult practice to enforce. I do, however think that this is worth noting that the Chinese Government made the effort to even pass it and turn it into a law. It’s very reflective on that state of their society right now.