Cheng Lei, from the Chinese embassy in Wellington, told Radio New Zealand that the one-child policy means that the Chinese parents whose children died in the quake had not only lost a loved one, but also "lost the major source of economic assistance after retirement"
Under New Zealand law, families of disaster victims, regardless of nationality, receive payments from a government fund called the Accident Compensation Commission.
Cheng also said many Chinese families believe the standard payment is not enough "to lead a sound or serene life"
- Would or has the Chinese paid any form of compensation to families of foreigners that have been killed in previous catastrophes? - I doubt it?
- I'm no physiologist, but how would an extra payment of money lead "to a sound or serene life" ? - No amount of money can replace a "Loved One"
- Does all or most Chinese children fund their parents retirement? - I doubt it, especially in these days.
- Is it part of Chinese bereavement is to make such a request so quickly?
- Does the "One Child Policy" have any relevance, if so maybe they should be paid more compensation?
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