Ancient Chinese secret: Modernity shapes society just like any country in West
Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:17AM
Thomas P.M. Barnett in China, Citation Post, demographics

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.

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