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Empty-nest families after Spring Festival [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-2-11 17:21:15 |Display all floors

Cheng Shuying, 81, reads newspaper sitting in an armchair near the heater. Her son came back by airplane before the Spring Festival and spent a few days with her. But he left on Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo/ Deng Xiaowei)
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Shang Liying, 79, celebrates the Spring Festival with her nephew during the seven–day-long holidays. Her husband and son passed away 10 years ago. Volunteers and staff of the community visited Shang and helped her prepare the festival food during the festival. (Photo/ Yuan Chen)
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Song, 72, watches TV and prepares for meals with his wife Wei at home. Song said that after the Spring Festival, their children had to leave them for work. The couple was happy to see that their children often visit them in spare time. (Photo/ Zhang Jie)
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Ji Hongkun, 88, and his wife Zhou Hui’e, 83, watch TV in the living room. Their children came to visit them on the Eve of the Chinese New and spent three days with them. Their children hired a housemaid to take care of their parents. (Photo/ Zhang Jie)
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Liu Yuqin, 74, and her husband Yang Jizhen, 81, have a son and three daughters. Their children came back during the Spring Festival. The couple was excited to see their granddaughter who returned from Hong Kong. The couple said that they felt lonely because the children left for work after the holidays.
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Jing, 72, sits in the corridor of the apartment building to kill time. She refused her children’s invitation of spending the Spring Festival with them in Xi’an, central China’s Shanxi province. Jing said that she was used to live alone and did not want to disturb her children’s life. Jing said she would be very happy if the children could visit her during the Spring Festival. (Photo/ Ning Feng)
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