8 hostages from Hongkong were killed in Manile, before the investigation, we can not know the real reasons why they were killed! But the reaction of the policemen and local Filipinos was really shocking for me. They took smiling pics in front of the bus, where 8 people died.
I hate to comment people by a nation, assholes are everywhere, i believe most of the people in this world are nice and thoughtful, but when it comes to Filipinos, maybe they are exceptions! assholes!
It’s a shame which I have to admit, I really thought the Chinese people who breached one-child policy deserved their punishment until I started to use my own head to think about the events happening around me.
I have a friend, which is the second girl for her parents, she could have another sister because she was a twin girl. Her mom didn’t dare to go home when she was still carrying the twin baby until the babies were born. Her mom had never been in a hospital so she didn’t know she was carrying 2 girls instead of one. Unfortunately she only prepared one set of clother for her baby, and that was a winter, damn! She hurried home after the babies’ birth , seeing several officials from the birth control bureau already blocked the door of her house. No matter how terribly the woman and her families begged them, they scolded them and kept the woman and the 2 new-born babies outside until one baby died, from hunger or from coldness.
My mother told me, the operation of one-child policy started in 1982 in my hometown, hundreds of pregnant women were forced to have an abortion, no matter how many months the women already had been pregnant, even in 8th month or 9th month, the government didn’t care at all.
Nowadays, the policy is still in power, only the government is not applying it so bloodily, instead, threatening to take the woman’s families’ jobs away, seducing with money your neighbores to inform the local goverment about anyone’s second pregnancy……..and the same, the government doesn’t care how many months their women have been pregnant.
Yeah, there are too many Chinese, which is already a horror to Chinese and also western countries, but there must be a better way to control the population from rocketing up, or there is a better way to implement the one-child policy. With a little mercy, with a little care, with a little planning, maybe the policy would not appear so cruel.
What’s Hukou? According to its meaning, it also means “household registration” or “registered address”.
In China, normal people (not including the army) possibly can have 3 kinds of ID certificates: ID card, passport and family book. What’s the relationship among them?
First, for Chinese the most useful certificate is the ID card. Not all Chinese people have passports, only a small part of them need the passports — this is not too bad. There are too many Chinese, if they all start to travel abroad, that will be really shocking.
Second, the address on the ID card isn’t always the same with the address on your family book. The address on your family book is more powerful. The address is very important for Chinese, it not only shows where you are living, but also shows “where did you come from”, which means in a word if you are a city citizen or a countryside resident. What’s the difference between a city citizen and a countryside resident? Let’s make two examples: first, in China 4 farmers’ vote tickets equal to one city citizen’s vote, which was even 8:1 before 2005； the other example is, let’s suppose one farmer and one city citizen died in a same traffic accident, neither of them has health insurance, there will be a big difference on the compensation which the two victims families will get. The farmer will get half of the city citizen’s compensation or even less. I mentioned earlier that the address on your family book also means “where did you come from”, my meaning is, the address determines whether you come from a higher or lower social level.
The Chinese government is declaring that Chinese have equal rights and equal duties, that’s not true. On many issues the Chinese government still hasn’t paid attention or made effort to keep it equal, or I doubt it simply doesn’t care, such as the farmer’s land ownership right, poor families’ kids’ education right or the protection on women.
Just have a look at the Hukou system, the government is still sticking to divide the whole population into two parts according to their registered address. Then there come the differences on social insurance, social aid, education quality — these are only 3 mentioned difference and there are still more differences — as everybody knows in China the policies are more practical and powerful than its little assistant, so-called “Law”.