The elderly backpacker who's inspiring China

The elderly backpacker who's inspiring China
 

An elderly woman who has chosen a life of backpacking in her retirement has won millions of fans on Chinese social media.
The 73-year-old retired teacher, identified by Pear Video as Ms Qi, says she opted for travelling over providing live-in care to her descendants.
The short online video has ignited online debate about the traditional idea that China's elderly should move in with their children and spend the rest of their lives taking care of grandchildren.
"Why do elderly Chinese people have to do housework, and look after their children and grandchildren?" she tells Pear... read more

 
15 March 2018 in World News, Views: 66
Source: BBC
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