If you’re into dating Chinese girls, you might want to know that one day, you might legally be required to visit her parents when they are old.
Let’s face it: many of the laws in the United States are very different from the laws in China. For example, in 2013, the Chinese government passed a law that requires children to visit and care for their aging parents. So if you’ve been dating Chinese girls and are thinking of marrying one in the future, this law might apply to you indirectly.
According to statistics, elderly people in China will make up around 35 percent of the population by 2053 and the country is already having enough problems caring for its aging population.
Basically, the law requires adult children to visit or at least keep in touch with their aging parents or face being sued. Surprisingly, this law didn’t really change the status quo, as it has been quite common for older parents to sue their grown children for emotional and financial support. The law also doesn’t dictate how frequently kids must visit Mom and Dad or what the penalties could be if they don’t.
Although this might seem like a crazy law to people in the West, many Chinese people do not see it as such. If you are already in a relationship with a Chinese woman, you might want to discuss this law and see what she thinks about it.