Chinese vintage parenting posters from 1952

| August 25th, 2014

Raising a child can be a lifetime responsibility especially in China where most families have a precious only child. That’s why nowadays Chinese parents just shower their child with gifts and satisfy the child’s every single demand, producing more “bear children (brats)” to the society. For most parents, it seems that parenting equals providing. But back in the days before the introduction of One Child Policy in China, parenting was not so much about eliminating all kinds of obstacles […]Read more…

Mother hunts son down to go work for state-owned enterprise

| March 16th, 2012

 

There is a huge gap between the post-80s generation and their parents’ generation in terms of what makes good occupation. Usually, the parents like it safe and prefer their precious only child to work for the government at best or state-owned enterprises at least they are considered as unbreakable iron bowl with good pay and well-above-average welfare program. Whereas the post-80s tend to want to get out there and pursuit their own life. Days ago Chongqing Morning Paper featured a […]Read more…

How much does a Chinese wedding cost?

| February 23rd, 2012

Source: MSN

Bride and groom born in 1980s are facing astoundingly high bill for their wedding.

Recently, an investigation report on Chinese marriage in 2011 caused a lively debate in society. In the report, nearly 80 percent of single women considered that a man was not suitable for having a relationship or getting married unless he could earn at least ¥4000 per month.

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“Eagle Dad” trains 4-year-old son running naked in snow

| February 8th, 2012

Speaking of education, there was the “Wolf Dad” and the “Tiger Mom” in the past; today an “Eagle Dad” was born.  Recently, video of a 4-year-old boy running naked in the snow was posted online, quickly attracted netizens’ attentions.  The video was shot in New York, snowing, with temperature of -13 degree Celsius, a 4-year-old boy from Nanjing was running in the snow naked, instructed by his father.  In the video the boy was tearful and did not want to […]Read more…

16-year-old prodigy refuses to finish PhD until he gets a house

| October 26th, 2011

From IFeng:

At the age of 16, most Chinese students are still in High School. But 16-year-old Zhang Xinyang (张炘炀) stunned the country in 2006 when he entered college at the age of 10. Currently 16 years old, he is working towards his Ph.D in Pure Mathematics at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (北京航空航天大学). Since early this year, he has been pressuring his parents to buy him an apartment in Beijing. He even threatened to abandon his PhD and […]Read more…

High school girl looking for a stranger on forum to go to parents meeting

| July 1st, 2011

From IFeng:

Uncle, could you help me to go to the parents meeting?

A high school senior girl was looking for someone to pretend to be her parent and go to the parents meeting because she got a zero on a recent exam.

When netizen, by the name of (小奇葩) "little exotic flower" heard about the parents meeting this Friday, she was totally anxious about it. Running out of ideas, she decided to post this request on the Internet. To her surprises, many […]Read more…

College Entrance Exam is a test for parents, too

| June 20th, 2011

Earlier this month, more than ten million Chinese high school students sat for the two-day national college entrance examination, or gaokao. Every year the country’s attention is captivated by the ordeal of these students whose entire education up to this point has been solely geared to preparing them for this exam, and which in turn will decide not only their college placement, but will likely determine their future career prospects as well.

Yet behind each child immersed in study stands his […]Read more…

Crazy mother beats young child in the street

| September 23rd, 2010

This video captured on the street of Shaanxi Province made the local news on TV.

In the video: Around 2 pm in the afternoon, a woman dragged a boy in the street.  For some unknown reason she suddenly kicked the boy who looked about 3-4 years old over far away.  The boy lay on the floor and started crying non-stop but the woman did not stop her crazy acts. She dragged boy up and kicked the boy in the waist […]Read more…