posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 02:46 AM
reply to post by crackerjack
Very interesting thread, I am from Harbin. Met my husband when I worked in Beijing.
He is American and I'm now a Naturalized American as is our daughter.
We miss China some times, My husband likes the people and he never has to buy a beer at the local bar he visits.
I know many people here at ATS believe the propaganda they read about how American companies mistreat and pay poorly.
Like the workers living in barrack style apartments. They dd live that way because most want to and they work and send most of their earning home to
help support their parents and siblings, send monies home for a family member to receive better health care, they make money and it's not what you
would call a living wage in America, But it is in China.
Hell, my parents are both University Professors and I grow up in an apartment building with one bath room and kitchen on each floor for 8 families, no
elevators either, we climbed up 5 flights of stairs and thought we had a Great Life!
We didn't see or own a B/W TV until 1991.
Chinese are a hard people to understand some times and my husband still rolls his eyes and shakes his head at some of the things I do and say
Friend crackerjack, You're correct, we are very family oriented, We have for centuries and we will continue to take care of family. Every one else can
go to hell
Thanks for the thread and giving some an insight into a culture so many will never visit or understand.
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