Chinese parents can now sue their kids for not visiting

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In May, officials in Shanghai will make it legal for aging parents to sue their children for neglect if they don't visit, but it doesn't say how often those visits should happen.

Plus, there are other consequences, like a lowered credit score.

City officials say the new regulations are meant to ensure older people in the city get enough support, including government services, benefits and family support. 

Chinese culture puts a heavy emphasis on respecting elders. And China's elderly population is growing. 

Shanghai's legislation is inspired by a national law that focuses on the elderly population's well-being.

While the national law requires children to care for aging parents, it doesn't say what punishments will be handed down for failing to do so.

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