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Elderly Drifters in Beijing: They are epitome of the elderly who drift here and there to suit the needs of her children.

Molly
2017/12/27 17:32:43
Elderly Drifters in Beijing: They are epitome of the elderly who drift here and there to suit the needs of her children.
“Chen is back again!” News spread across a neighborhood located in the suburb of Beijing. To be specific, Chen drifted back again. 
Most of the elderly in this neighborhood came together from across the country to live with children who have a career in Beijing. Some stay at home to care for grandchildren; some who have not retired run back and forth to earn a living; and some eventually left due to financial instability. Moving in and out is not uncommon. How come Chen’s movements are so eye-catching? 
Six years ago, in order to fund her son in buying a suite in this suburban neighborhood of Beijing, Chen sold their old house in northeast China and came to live with her son. Two years ago, when Chen was back from a visit in hometown, she found the son sold the suite and bought a smaller one in urban areas. Chen then came to the new suite but was given 20,000 yuan and told to rent a room somewhere else because of limited space. In a fit of anger, Chen moved back to the northeast to live with her daughter who’s married. Sick of the whites of the in-laws’ eyes, Chen came back again to rent a room in the suburban neighborhood. 
Chen is an epitome of the elderly who drift here and there to suit the needs of her children. After spending a whole life serving children, our parents deserve better treatment than this. 















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Empty nest senior citizens...we should take care of them.I can't understand why some people are not willing to take care of their parents...When they got sick or inconvenient to move,it is our responsibility to show more love to them.
2017/12/18 14:27:52