Pro tip: if you’re the child of one of the most loathed premiers in the history of the People’s Republic of China, don’t talk publicly about the ‘sacrifices’ you’ve had to make as a super-wealthy child of the elite.
Li Xiaolin, only daughter of former premier Li Peng (widely regarded as a leading proponent of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown), recently gave an interview to Hong Kong-based newspaper Ta Kung Pao (they of the Xi Jinping taxi story) in which she bemoaned her inability to have a second child due to family planning policies:
My biggest regret in life is not having a second child. [To have a second child] would be great. I think it’s also the regret of many Chinese moms.
Li told the paper that her father was insistent that she follow the one child policy (widely disregarded by China’s rich and powerful) and make “sacrifices” for the good of the country.
Li, who like most spoiled offspring of the rich and powerful is completely oblivious to her own privilege, previously attracted controversy in 2007 when she claimed that her business success had “nothing” to do with family connections but was instead a testimony to her own “talent” and “ability to work”.
[Via: Offbeat China]