I recently read that the Chinese have passed a law requiring their young people – children of the older citizens – to visit their parents. I wondered how it was going to be enforced and if it was helping?
I have heard for years that China has a one child per family policy. It doesn’t seem to have worked without snags, however.
Many families preferred boys and so now there is a shortage of girls. That would make whom more valuable – using the supply and demand rule? So will this eventually cause the Chinese to change their way of thinking about gender value?
The world is smaller now than it was in days gone by. Chinese migrate to other countries and they leave behind aging parents. In China age is valued. Maybe I should move there?
The article spoke of a 57 year old Chinese resident who needed the law to make her child visit and care for her. I suppose that’s physically care because you can’t make anyone emotionally care for you. While I agree someone aged 57 is “aging”, they are not aged. At age 57 I was in college getting my Masters Degree.
I’ve always wondered about having just one of anything. It’s like putting all your eggs into one basket, something my grandmother in her aged wisdom, cautioned me about.
Many Chinese have done just that. One egg (one child) into their one basket. Now the law has to get involved. Whenever that happens, it tells me something isn’t going right.