EnergyUnlimited wrote:Here you are:
Very interesting (and responsible) move by Chinese authorities.
Yes, with a stroke of a pen, the ever-present state, once again magically "fixes" things.
China is reaping the demographic reward of their one-child limit policy. So now they dump the problem on the kids.
While this sounds marvelous in theory, there are certain real-world issues) - I know, because I did 99% of the caretaking for both of my parents for years.
Just to name some examples of potential issues off the top of my head:
What if the child is psychologically screwed up because they were mistreated by thier parents? (In the extreme case of this - what if they are in prison?) What if their child is an invalid? What if they have to work far away? What if they are poor and have to work too much to have time / energy to provide care?) What if the child lacks sufficient education to competently provide care?
I know it's hard for those who love big government to grasp this - but just throwing more ink at paper to produce more laws stating "You must do X" does NOT mean problems magically get solved.
And, just in principle, this is really laughable when, as others have said - you often can't even get parents to provide decent care for kids.