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Public shaming of Chinese who fail to look after parents

Neil Connor Beijing

Published 01/08/2016 | 02:30

Caring for parents is considered the most sacred of Chinese virtues, but many of today's generation prefer to focus more on their careers.
Caring for parents is considered the most sacred of Chinese virtues, but many of today's generation prefer to focus more on their careers.

A Chinese village is naming and shaming people who do not care for their parents, plastering their pictures on billboards and rolling out plans to broadcast details of their 'crimes' on loudspeakers.

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The village drew up the rules after local elderly people had raised concerns that they were not being treated well by their offspring.

Caring for parents is considered the most sacred of Chinese virtues, but many of today's generation prefer to focus more on their careers.

Huangfeng village in the south-western Sichuan province drew up regulations to shame those considered guilty.

"Filial piety is China's greatest virtue," said Zhang Yiping, local party village secretary, "and Chinese people also hate losing face, so making their bad behaviour public will persuade them to change their ways." (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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