The Last Mantou in Memory of the Only Child
From Sina Weibo:
Hundreds of millions of Chinese parents ended up having one child, in line with the one-child policy, and that one kid is the hope of the family. However, some ten million families have lost their only child, and twenty million parents have become childless. They are bereaved not only of their beloved kids, but also of the right to live a happy life, as a result of the one-child policy. Some even have significant difficulties in going to retirement home, because they don’t have anyone to sign the forms.
The picture is from a father who lost his son five years ago. The sticky note reads: “This is the leftover bun that Xiaohong didn’t finish eating at his last breakfast on February 13 2007.”
Two weeks ago BBC ran a nicely-written story on this issue which you can find here: