In China, Visit Granny or You Might Get Sued

By: Adam Minter

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What are elderly parents to do when their children no longer bother to visit? In China, there’s a new answer: sue the kids.

That’s what 77-year-old “Granny Chu,” of Wuxi, China, did in April. On Monday, a court heard her case against her allegedly neglectful daughter and son-in-law, and quickly issued a verdict: an order that the daughter and son-in-law visit on a bimonthly basis, as well as during important holidays.

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