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Guangdong regulates on better protection for the elderly

2017-11-02 10:00:03

GUANGDONG, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- South China's Guangdong Province Wednesday released new regulations, empowering the elderly to reject their dependent children, and giving heavier punishments for fraud targeting old people.

According to the document, parents have the right to refuse to give money to grown-up children, and prevent them, or other relatives from seizing or disposing of any legal interests of the elderly.

With regard to increasing fraudulent activities against old people, the regulation bans inducing, deceiving or coercing the elderly into consumption, and urges police to handle such illegal activities in a timely and serious manner.

Governments at all levels in the province should guarantee funds for the aging population. The document also stipulated that a certain proportion of welfare lottery profits will be used to serve the elderly.

Employers should give support to employees who are the only child in their family to care for their hospitalized old parents, according to the regulation.

Editor:Jiang Yiwei