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seneca Post time: 2015-11-24 19:10
Do you think that happens often enough for you to tell the Chinese not to have children? We know ...
'And children they want, not for altruistic reasons but because it is their retirement insurance.'
That's where you and they are all wrong! Children are not good retirement insurance; that's a fact. Haven't you seen CCTV news and heard stories elsewhere, where children throw out their old folks, or quarrel endlessly with them over the bedrooms in their small homes that they want for their grown up kids wanting to get married, forcing the old folks to stay somewhere not appropriate for them? CCTV is a good source of real life China social and family stories; you might do yourself a favour by watching CCTV!
And, if children are a sure retirement insurance, why does China have a law requiring children to visit their aged parents at least once a year or face penalties? Obviously the authorities have found out that grown up children don't even visit their aged parents, not to mention look after and feed them!!
It is stupid of Chinese parents to rely on their children in old age; they give away their meagre retirement savings to their sons to help them get a wife. Chinese girls demand 'house and car' for marriage, so parents help their sons buy that house and car, and later, with no money to feed themselves, have to rely on their children, who often ignore them, and some even throw them out of their homes! Source: CCTV and many other local TVs.
Yeah, stop promoting children as retirement insurance to the Chinese; you are not doing them any favor!