| August 9, 2010 at 03:04 am
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I have a brother or sister is a pride to me and in my culture and, perhaps, in many other countries’ culture. It is unfortunate, however, that this pride is lost long ago from China due to the regulation or convention of the Chinese government. But is it fair? Is the regulation applicable to all Chinese regardless of wealth? In fact, the Chinese, regardless of blood relationship, seems sisters and brothers each other creating shared value ‘work hard’. This is a nice culture and the secret to the fastest development of China. But, in my opinion, parents need to be allowed to have, at least, two children. I know that the westerners don’t like even a child other than enjoying life for themselves. This is a culture of individualism. Let me tell you a story I heard about a western individual as an example of how individualism rules there. On the day the individual scheduled vacation elsewhere out of home city, his mother passes away. You know what he did? He bought coffin, dried his dead mother with medicine, inserted her into the coffin and went to his vacation scheduling burial after his return. But the Chinese are collectivist in culture and based on the country’s development allowing, at least, two children for a parent is fair. Don’t you think?