Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Facts and Trend of China

Hello, just finished the previous TV series that I was hooked on over the weekend, and started on a new one lately, called 浪漫满屋 that my colleague lent me. It's a very funny yet romantic Korean series. I've been watching it till 2,3am lately and am almost done. Yey - another project complete. Anyways, wanted to update my bloggie as I haven't done so for a while. Here's some observations of China after getting in contact with more locals and their lifestyle:
1) Chinese army reserve: I really was surprised to hear that all university students are required to endure one month of army service and also be enlisted as army reserve automatically. I was told that both guys and girls across China need to attend this if they want to earn a diploma. Training is very harsh with recruits wearing long sleeved uniform and standing several hours under the hot weather tightly packed with people (I know how bad it feels, even in shorts). Girls and weaker feminine boys are prone to faint occasionally.
2) Old guys and young girls: Think Sean Connery + Zeta Jones is a strange match? Well, there's plenty of this example in China with the guys looking less than 30% of how cool Sean looks. I almost blurted out at a colleague around same age as myself if the guy next to her is her father (gosh) - it was her husband alright. The guy had several strands of lousy hair, yellow teeth and look like a typical 'uncle' to me. It's really typical that young girls hook up with ahem... mature man as they can take care of their family and such. People around our age (ok, around 27/8) are said to be young and cannot look after a family (mainly cuz of the low wages in China). This seems like it is changing though, as more foreign companies with better pay are flowing in providing opportunities for the younger generation, and with girls choosing a partner around the same age group.
3) Guys will overpopulate the girls: Right now it's around 1:1 ratio in the entire China, but in several years ahead, guys will overpopulate girls by around 3:1 ratio. Reason is the Chinese law only allowing 'normal' families to have 1 child. Chinese families typically choose boys since they can carry on their 'family name'. Good thing I'm not born in the next gerneration... but what happened to the good old times where there are more girls than guys? eeenie-meenie-miny-mo...
4) Lots of companies will shift to China: With an average salary of around 4000RMB (550CAD) per month for professionals, and a strong talented work force; it is an offer that cannot be ignored by foreign companies. It is inevitable that lots of industries (except service) will shift to Asia. I guess India and Malaysia is similar in this aspec as wellt? Oh well, we'll let the universe once again work its way out.

4 comments:

Keith said...

I finished watching Full House with Gloria about 3 months ago. The lead actress (song hye gyo) did a great job and even won the best actress award. Wait until you get to the 3 bears song.

Just finished 'My name is Kim Sam Soon' and about to start 'My Girl' now.

Andrew said...

Sean Connery? You mean Michael Douglas dude...

Edmund Lee said...

I just saw 3 eps of My Girl... really didn't like it at all so far... Damn, wasted 2 bucks to buy the discs. Oh well, hope it'll get better.

Really? It's Douglas that got hooked up? Oh yeah... i was always remembering Entrapment :p

Mee Shell said...

I like the idea of guys will overpopulate gal ~~ How come HK is the other way around? =P