Interesting video on how the 996 work culture in China has taken a toll on the mental and physical health of the Chinese workers. I would never work those hours, even if I was the owner of a startup and benefited directly from it.
Didn't China rule this work culture illegal and get rid of Jack Ma?
The same Chinese leadership that limited 1 child per family due to overpopulation (which was a disaster…led to too many males in society) but now they want to encourage more breeding of their population? Not sure I’m following along here.The senior CCP leadership appears to be very concerned about China's families/culture going the way of Japan or South Korea. And so they are using their power to push against 9/9/6, and other things that will cause young people to not want to have children/more children. These men at the top are far from stupid, and have the long view compared to America, with its four year cycles of often short-sighted leadership and deep pockets lobbying.
The one child policy was enacted in 1980 under Deng, and before that Mao was a proponent of high birthrates as the Chinese nation 'had to be plentiful to be strong'The same Chinese leadership that limited 1 child per family due to overpopulation (which was a disaster…led to too many males in society) but now they want to encourage more breeding of their population? Not sure I’m following along here.
40 year gap and changing [spam link removed - mod] societal circumstances
So the American elite's favourite geopolitics mastermind,Zbig Brzezinski, was right after all, the process of convergence does exist. China, Japan, South Korea ,and I guess many other Asiatic countries merged in practice two seemingly contradictory ideologies - capitalism and communism, which are two offshoots of the same materialistic root. The main underpinning of the two ideas is basically the same - life begins and ends here, all we can do is to improve our physicial, tangible, empirically measurable well-being on this earth. The difference between them is based on
the means, not the goal.
It was put well in one documentary about everyday life in Japan which I saw years ago - communism pretending to be capitalism. Add to it some Asiatic committment, plus the totally unfathomable (from the European point of view) level of discipline, plus the spiritual desert of murky, flexible-as-you-will eastern philosophies and voila!. the concoction's ready. Fully automated society that produces surplus of wealth, but cannot reproduce itself. Consume and die.
I do pity those poor souls. The golden cage is the most difficult to escape from. It's not like white men countries are that much different in terms of addiction to luxuries, but we have ,in the worst case scenario, a memory of Christian culture and the notion of inherent human dignity that comes with it, keeping it all less soulles and more bearable.