Thursday, August 27, 2015
Welcome to Maternity Hotel California | Rolling Stone
On the Rolling Stone website, Benjamin Carlson begins his article with this:
"Peter and Ellie Yang, by all outward appearances, are living the Beijing dream. They have a condo in an up-and-coming area, a white Honda that Peter keeps immaculate and a rambunctious one-year-old son, Xiongxiong. They wear brand-name jeans and own separate iPhone 6s. On holidays, they go to Sanya — 'China's Hawaii' — as well as Hong Kong and Japan. On weekends, they eat out and take hikes in the Fragrant Hills outside Beijing. It's enough to make them the envy of many. But when Ellie found out she was pregnant in 2014, Peter said he wanted to have their second child in America. 'It's for him to get a good education,' Peter says. 'But it's also for us — to find business opportunities and to make friends. Chinese who do this tend to be well-connected.'"