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Old 11-13-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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I don't care about what economists say about China's impending doom due to low birth rates....It's GREAT!!! For too long, the Chinese have sacrificed quality for quantity, even in its people. It's understandable when the country is backward and agrarian. But if China wants to evolve, it needs less people, and higher quality people. Who want a thousand peasants squatting on the side of the street when 10 educated college grads can move the country forward in innovation? They eat less , demand greater consumer comfort and they add far greater value to the things they do.

Same thing with the environment. Who wants 1000 peasants over 10 pandas or 10 white fin dolphins? I pick the dolphins and the pandas anyday.
I agree China's population is NOT a big problem.

I don't know why economists make a big fuss about that -- too many old people, too few children. Are they kidding? China is not France or the US. The seniors mostly don't rely on the government/other taxpayers for their retirement life. They rely on personal savings and family.

China can lose 50% of its population and it will still do just fine, probably better. 700 million is still twice the population of the US.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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Too many old people, too few children. More like talking about Japan, Singapore and other East Asian tigers. The older people are very visible in the high income Asian economies. While in China I can see jobs done by very young Chinese, the same jobs are done by middle-age or elderlies in Japan and East Asian tigers. China still has a good supply of young people. And the Chinese are not reluctant at giving birth. People in China want to have children even if they are poor.

Chinese and Asian people would love to rely on the government and or taxpayers for their retirement life. But such policies are seldomly implemented in Asia.
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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Chinese and Asian people would love to rely on the government and or taxpayers for their retirement life. But such policies are seldomly implemented in Asia.
Well they shouldn't. Such entitlement in western countries is what disgusts me most (along with union power).
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Beijing continues to suffer from pollution, but Delhi's air quality is one-and-a-half times worse | Environment | The Independent
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