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6:17AM

Ancient Chinese secret: Modernity shapes society just like any country in West

NYT story (As China Ages, Beijing Turns to Morality Tales to Spur Filial Devotion) shows that China not really all that different from West:  urbanization, industrialization, modernity all conspire to make "sandwich" generations (caring for kids and parents at same time) less caring about their elderly parents.

Beijing tries to instruct them with old morality tales.  It ain't working.

Great piece.

I sneak off to Denver for another speech.  This time it's a commodities (gold) focused convention.

Reader Comments (1)

This demographic gap is political dynamite.What I always ask myself: Will there be in futurer a colition between the younger generation and the rich elder people to get rid of the poor elder people by any means-- even by a mass euthansia programme similiar to the Nazis? That could become a real danger!

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRalf Ostner

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