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The East is Greying

The New York Times' 'The New Old Age' blog notes the proliferation of residential facilities for the elderly in China, in the context of the country's tradition of care in the family. Contemporary China is experiencing many of...

Thirty Years of China’s One-child Policy

On the 30th anniversary of its implementation, The Telegraph looks at how the one-child policy has impacted Chinese families: When China introduced its drastic population controls, officials promised that it would lift them...

Chinese Parents Hope For Daughters After Glut Of Sons

From Telegraph: China's one-child policy has produced a calamitous glut of men, but an increasing number of families are now hoping their only child is a girl. The country has 32 million more young men than women, a situation...

Wet nurses join China’s luxury list – Justin Sparks

From The Age: A wet nurse is a status symbol and young mothers are being lured by the promise of up to eight times their existing salary to breastfeed offspring of the rich. “At first I had my doubts, but the money convinced me,” said a wet nurse known as Madam Gu. “Now I earn […]

Carol Hymowitz: Chinese women bosses: long hours don’t hurt kids

From the Wall Street Journal, via post-gazette.com: “I don’t feel badly at all about going to work and not spending all my time with my son,” says Peggy Yu, co-founder of dangdang.com, China’s largest online retailer. “He has his life (in school), and I have my life.” It is a sentiment shared by many Chinese […]

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