Sunday, October 08, 2017

Lisa Ling shows Chinese capitalism, and birth tourism in the US


Lisa Ling’s “This Is Life” on CNN tonight offered a look at the progress of capitalism in her home China (link  )

She showed the glitz of Shanghai, and said that a lot of formerly inconspicuous people had become able to get rich by making and selling consumer items. This is true despite the authoritarian view of speech and dissent and one-party rule.

One reasonably privileged young man wanted to develop a virtual reality business to allow poorer people to enjoy things without having to possess them.


The broadcast covered birth tourism.  Chinese mothers come to the US and get put up in homes for about $30000 to give birth to citizens.  But the parents have to struggle to get green cards, especially now.  And the kids may not learn Chinese well if the parents take them back.
  
Lisa Ling wants her own daughter to learn Chinese because she will need to be able to function in the Chinese economy, even given its authoritarianism.
  
By JesseW900 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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