Before Christmas, I have stayed in Beijing for a short time to visit my sister and my mom. One of their relative also lives at my sister's house. From her situation, it tells part of the stress situation of Chinese young generation.
She is 27 and graduated last year with a Bachelor's Degree. She majored in some kind of law (her father has a law firm). She started internship last year in a magazine company for law, after she graduated she stayed in the same company works as an editor. Her salary is 1500 Chinese Yuan per month(about EURO170?). Due to the expensive rental in Beijing, she lives with my sister and her family all the times.
She was very upset at this time. Not only because of the job, also because she is already 27 but has no boyfriend yet. She has been to many blind dates but come to nothing.
I know her since years. I thought she got a very good character. She is not a material girl, and she looks forward a real love, not a man who has a good car and house. She is also not ugly.
She is not the only one I know who is frustrating and depressing. At this moment in China, the first 'one-child' generation is grown up. They started to get married and have their own children. The problem is coming. Because the incomplete social system, most Chinese have no healthy and social insurance. The couple both are from one-child family have to take responsibilities of their own child plus four parents.
I am the lucky one because I am not the only child in my family. That's why I don't have to worry even though at this moment my mom is sick and staying in hospital. If I don't have sister and brother, maybe I can not even come to live in Germany.