Be careful unfilial children, you might be breaking the law in China if you don't visit your elderly parents from now on.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Recent family tragedies have sparked discussions on the relationship between children and their parents in the local community.5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am
The revelation that a Lianyungang farmer kept his 100-year-old mother in a pigsty for two years has added fuel to the debate of conditions facing the elderly.13 Dec 2012 - 4:28am
Fan Meng, 26, made headlines across the mainland recently for pushing his wheelchair-bound mother, Kou Minjun, more than 3,500 kilometres in a three-month odyssey from Beijing to Yunnan. His dedication touched many and some media outlets even described him as a new model of filial piety. The Beijinger said he was just taking his mother for a long vacation.28 Oct 2012 - 5:51am
Since ancient times, the virtue of filial piety, or treating one's parents and ancestors with the utmost respect, has been considered an integral part of Chinese society, and one in which people take great pride.
The public is taught at a young age about the 24 paragons of filial piety, based on texts from the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368).20 Aug 2012 - 5:04am
A holiday is an opportunity to take a break from the daily routine and nurture family relationships. At Easter, I went to Thailand with my husband, to give our children a break from our supervision, as well as to enjoy each other's company. To save time and energy, we joined a tour group of 19 people.6 May 2012 - 12:00am
I refer to the report ('Is Confucianism the answer?' July 20).31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
I am writing in response to a reader's letter about the elderly in Hong Kong. I agree that because of the low birth rate, Hong Kong faces a growing elderly population. But I don't think the responsibility of taking care of old people should fall completely on society, especially for elderly people who have children.2 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Sons and daughters scored only average marks for caring for their elderly parents in a survey that reveals changing attitudes towards the family.
The telephone poll, sponsored by Prudential Assurance and carried out by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, interviewed 885 adults aged from 30 to 45 and 641 parents over 50.1 Mar 2001 - 12:00am