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Marry a foreign guy and leave your parents high and dry--Is it right? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-4-20 10:18:47 |Display all floors
teatree16 Post time: 2017-4-20 00:06
Relationship between Chinese parents & their children are so complicated.  Is that the same case in  ...

The relationship between Western children and their parents probably are a lot more complex than the relationship between a Chinese child and his or her parents.

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I think that people should only have children to give to them, not to take from them or rely on them in any way. Chinese really do not need anything from their children these days anyway, or they shouldn't.

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Post time 2017-4-20 13:47:29 |Display all floors
Sell your house to send your child to school? That's ridiculous. The child should grow up, make some of their own money and save to help out with their education fees. Sometimes I swearyoung Chinese never grow up into mature adults.

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Post time 2017-4-20 15:18:03 |Display all floors
There are still many regions in rural China, where government support is simply not enough to finance life of elderly parents. If you are lucky, you may have some work history and qualify for small pension, but many do not, and even those who do cannot get far with it.

As soon as they stop being able to look after their 2 pigs and 10 chickens, or manage their vegetables, they rely on support from their children (money) and neighbours (manual assistance).

And if one of them breaks a leg, falls ill, or needs new set of teeth, they either don't qualify or don't know how to apply for government support.

It may not be something that expats or even Chinese who have lived all their lives in cities understand.

First generation migrants to cities understand this, and that is why they are concerned with this question.

China does unfortunately not have the same safety nets as some western countries. Therefore you cannot compare parents' plight in this kind of situation to foreign parents.

But in this particular case, I think the parents don't realize that they are probably better off this way than any other way.

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