Friday, 27. February 2015
01. 08. 14. - 16:00
A Chinese couple have gone to court to have their 29-year-old son evicted after he refused to work after leaving university because it was too boring, and then moved his girlfriend in with him and demanded his parents feed them both.
Xu Qing had managed to get a place at university near his home in the capital Beijing but after three months moved in with his parents because he did not get on with his roommates.
At home his mother Xu Hsing cooked for him and washed his clothing, and after graduating his father Ku arranged for him to have a job at a friend's company – but three months after joining Qing announced that work was too boring and instead he decided to live at his parents' home where he spent the day sleeping and surfing the internet. He met a girl online, also jobless, who spent her time surfing the internet as well and a month later she moved in with him at his parents' home.
In desperation they said he would either have to get a job or move out, and when he again refused they said they had no choice other than to take him to court. They did, and were successful after the court ruled that although Qing was their son, at the age of 29 they no longer had an obligation to support him and that as it was their house they could also him to move out.
When he and his girlfriend refused to follow the courts 60 day deadline, the couple went back to court and are now applying for an eviction notice to have bailiffs remove their son, his girlfriend and their property.
The case is regarded as a symptom of China's obsession with single children caused by the one child policy that is created generations of little princes who could do no wrong in their parents eyes, and never got used to having to work or do anything for themselves in their pampered lifestyles.
Internet users' criticism poured in over the matter.
"Having this kind of son is really pathetic. Just keep it in mind: Don't spoil kids," one user said.
Another commented: "It's just a mirror of today's education."
"The parents have brought up such a spoiled prince," one web user added. "They actually asked for it!"
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