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Lawmakers consider support system for elderly with one child

(China Daily)

08:07, December 25, 2012

An elderly woman walks through a square during a launch ceremony for a health service for married couples whose only child has died in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, in October. The couples receive medical services from local family planning and health authorities. (Photo/China Daily)

Lawmakers are considering establishing a support system for elderly people who have only one child, according to an article written into the latest amendment to the law on senior citizens' rights.

Experts view this proposal as a positive response to the cries from people who have lost their only child and face increasing challenges as they age.

"The nation will establish and perfect the support system for the elderly in family planning households," said the draft amendment to the Law on Protection of Rights and Interests of the Aged.

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