søndag 28. februar 2016

China, Facing Land Shortages, Encourages Saving Space 6 Feet Under

Whether you are alive or dead, the Chinese authorities have made clear that there is just not that much room for you. Days after the government ignited a public outcry with urban development guidelines that called for an end to gated residential communities, a directive that encourages family members to be buried together or to have their remains disposed of in environmentally friendly ways has drawn criticism online. Many commenters have linked the two measures, since both address the issue of population pressure on tight land supplies by asking citizens to change their way of life, and death. Read more