Associated Press is reporting that the Chinese Government has asked the NZ government for extra compensation payments because the Chinese citizens that died in the Christchurch earthquake were “only children”. Meaning the one child permitted to be born to husbands and wives under the Chinese government’s “one child” policy.
A Chinese official said Monday that New Zealand should consider special compensation to parents of Chinese students killed in an earthquake last month because their loss was magnified under the country’s one-child policy. Seven students from China have been identified among the 166 confirmed deaths in the quake that devastated Christchurch city on Feb. 22, and as many as 20 others are still missing. Chinese Embassy official Cheng Lei said Monday that Chinese quake victims had lost not just their only child, but also a future breadwinner. He said New Zealand should consider providing additional financial assistance to those families.
Hey Cheng Lei- one child is your government’s policy. You provide the extra compensation. In fact, I don’t see why your government shouldn’t pay all of it.