外文标题：Dan Collins: Ghost Cities in China Disappearing
I'm not going to watch that whole thing, but please tell me the ghost cities are for the retiring elderly. this is what I have always assumed when I first heard about the ghost cities. they gotta be retirement cities :azn:
They are just new cities just being built. What US main stream media can never get is that China builds a new city in 6 months so what they see from the satellite is that ghost cities are everywhere in China.
yeah, but with China's 1 child law and the aging population...you are going to be having millions if not tens of millions old people retiring every year in the next few decades. where will they go?? wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to put them all in single city to be taken care??
There is a huge cultural difference on that between China and US. Old people live with and being taken care of by their children in China. parents children bond is much much stronger in Chinese culture than that of US.
question is can a one child policy child handle taking care of so many elderly. that's a lot of burden for a only child. back in the day that might of been feasible but in the future...eeh you gotta wonder.
Think about our national habit: saving money.
Even a poor family in the countryside has a large saving.
what you said about U.S isn't entirely true. we take of our parents as well. not like we all send them off into a retirement home.
we'll see in the coming decades how China and it's children deal with the aging population along with Japan