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seneca Post time: 2015-11-26 19:59
You have told us that before and I told you already that you have a noticeable dislike for child ...
'I wish you would restrain your sharp tongue a little bit. Not every foreigner hates children.'
You should restrain yourself from making wild accusations; how many times must I repeat that I don't hate children? Btw, I am a father too! I maintain that rushing in to have children under parental or peer pressure is not sensible.
I should also mention that the Chinese man faces a huge financial burden of having to feed his wife and a couple of kids, and in addition, feed not two, but four old folks! It is so huge a buirden that the average Chinese man has to work damn hard to meet ends meet. Only the real estate and internet tycoons have no problem coping.
Since the average Chinese man can't get out of his obligation to feed four old folks, his only way out is to have less, or no children!
The Western man like you, don't understand that. He does not have to feed his old folks who can take care of themselves because they don't give away their life savings to their children to buy house and car, and of course they also have state welfare.
And to add to the financial burden is the shortage of children hospital facilities. It is common knowledge that parents got to stand in long queues to get a number to see a doctor. In some cities the queues start building up long before the counter at the hospital opens, with parents and grandparents taking turns queueing overnight just for that precious number! (Source: CCTV) And when they finally got to see the doctor, he could only spare them two minutes because of the crowd breathing down his neck.
Looked at objectively, that bundle of joy, is in fact a bundle of life-long burden from the day the child is born until he is married, and beyond. When the parents become grandparents, their burden does not end there; they have the additional burden of having to look after their grandchildren!
Under China's rather unique situation, it is perhaps wiser to have less, not more, children!
Now that you have been apprised of the situation in China, perhaps you want to re-examine you proposition that children are a retirement insurance for the Chinese couples.