I thought those perished are covered by EQC. Anyway when you travel overseas you are expected to cover yourself with travel insurance. IN NZ everyone are covered by EQC. I do not understand why they demand for morek1w1 wrote:The parents are in China and had sent their kids to NZ to study. International tuition fees and board obviously does not come cheap, so these are not poor village people or anything.
What I found disgusting was the belief that they'd lost more than other families because they expect their kids to pay for them as they get older. And that they'd already considered the financial loss of "their investment".
Well, to that i say - To each his own, you never know when your time is gonna be up, all we can do is to be prepared.x9200 wrote:Sorry EV, I do not know and don't want to know, but for sure I would not think about financial compensation and retirements plans.
Nope, IMHO they are just trying to act superpowerish and ask.... nothing of FP there.sundaymorningstaple wrote:So you are saying the Chinese government also has this warped sense of FP as well!!!
Actually it's the Chinese saying that we are not accepting liability just because we made the one child law, that's how I see it. Of course the parents are devastated and demanding restitution by the Chinese government. I see it as a normal demand from any parent to blame the Chinese government.ev-disinfection wrote:Nope, IMHO they are just trying to act superpowerish and ask.... nothing of FP there.sundaymorningstaple wrote:So you are saying the Chinese government also has this warped sense of FP as well!!!
Perhaps 1 of them are their gang member..... hmmmm.
Nope, it was the parents.ev-disinfection wrote:Wait a minute....... it was China that asked for more compensation for their nationals, not the victims parents...... (just read the article)
I remembered when Michael Fay was about to get whipped here, the US asked the gahmen to cool it....
and NO, i don't think that the parents should get extra.
The link you provided says, "Chinese parents asked for extra..." which is not the same as your interpretation of ," The arrogance of assuming only Chinese kids support their parents..."k1w1 wrote:Going back to the original topic somewhat... This is big news in New Zealand today: parents of the Chinese students who were killed in the ChCh quake are demanding extra compensation from the New Zealand government (more than everyone else and more than they are currently receiving) because they not only lost their children, but also their retirement income.
The arrogance of assuming only Chinese kids support their elderly parents, and only Chinese families lost their one kid, is mind-boggling. As is the insistence that Chinese parents deserve more money than other parents who lost their children:
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-wo ... 1btrn.html
Some of these kids are still laying in fallen buildings and the recovered bodies have not been returned to families, and here these parents are screaming about losing their cushy retirement plans.
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