When I was a child…

When I was a child…

When I was a child, my parents could barely fill my little stomach. A family of five jammed in a house of 48 square meters. In that era, no one had a car or a telephone except the party leaders.
Now everyone has a big house. Cars and mobile phones are commonplace. Obesity replacing starvation becomes the biggest concern for average people.
When I began my career, Taiwanese and Hongkonger dominated management positions in foreign companies such as IBM, HP. Mainlanders were employees at the ground level no matter how brilliant or how industrious they were.
Then the China economy began to prosper, I became a department manager in EMC. Most of the senior vice presidents of the company were mainlanders. Because the business in Taiwan and Hongkong were shrinking, the company demoted Taiwan and Hongkong branches to two affiliated offices to the Great China branch, which moved its headquarters to Beijing. On the contrary, the company was opening several new offices spreading over the mainland.
When I first went aboard twenty years ago, I was shocked by the wealth and prosperity of the United States and Japan.
In the past decade, China’s metropolises have developed into the most advanced cities in the world.
I was born in a poor and backward country. Now it is a moderately wealthy country which has been feeding 1.4 billion population and is trying hard to annihilate poverty.
Long live my country!

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