Fury in China over woman, 92, kept in pigsty

Footage of a woman, 92, reportedly kept for years by her son and his wife in a pigsty has incited outrage in China. The woman, surnamed Yang, was not given enough food or clothing and was often beaten and scolded, according to local news. A video of
PHOTO: WEIBO

Footage of a woman, 92, reportedly kept for years by her son and his wife in a pigsty has incited outrage in China. The woman, surnamed Yang, was not given enough food or clothing and was often beaten and scolded, according to local news. A video of her appalling living conditions appeared on social media platform Weibo earlier this month. She is now being treated at a hospital after being rescued. China faces the question of how to provide for its ageing population.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2017, with the headline 'Fury in China over woman, 92, kept in pigsty'. Print Edition | Subscribe