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Title Dateline: China's Lonely Hearts/Paradise Pensions/Lagos Rising
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2014
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Summary CHINA'S LONELY HEARTSIn a few years' time, it's estimated China will have 24 million more men than women... and that means a lot of lonely hearts. On Tuesday's Dateline, Marcel Theroux follows the stories of two very different men taking extreme measures in their search for love... and he finds it's a harsh and unloving world. Li Dongmin came to Beijing from rural China, but earns little as a chef, doesn't own any property and is considered a migrant worker in the capital... that means he's just not good enough for the women who have the pick of available men. The other lonely heart is so rich, he's paid a team of 200 'love hunters' to look for his future wife. They don't hold back in their criticism of potential partners, who don't have the right eyes, chin or skin colour as they scour the country for suitable women. The imbalance of men and women is a result of China's one child policy and the preference for having boys, but has it also created a generation whose expectations can never be met?PARADISE PENSIONERSWith the high cost of living and increasing squeeze on supers, retirement in Australia may not come as quickly or as cheaply as we'd like. But an increasing number of Aussies are finding the solution in Thailand, where they can retire early and live very comfortably on just a few dollars a day. On Tuesday's Dateline, Nick Lazaredes looks at the phenomenon that's seen a wave of older expats head to Asia to enjoy a cost of living that's around 80% cheaper than back home. Former builder Graham says he'd never have been able to retire at 52 if he'd stayed on the Gold Coast, and ex-butcher Ken from Melbourne is looking at spending just $60,000 on a two bedroom apartment. But for others, the attraction is also the pleasures of red-light districts like Pattaya, amid concern from locals over too many 'sexpats' making Thailand home.LAGOS RISINGKnown as the 'London of Africa', Lagos in Nigeria is the world's fastest growing megacity, riding on the back of a lucrative oil industry and rapidly expanding economy. A huge new high-rise city is being built on land reclaimed from the sea and it's set to become one of the world's most populous cities in the next decade. But millions of residents live in the city's slums with little access to proper sanitation and infrastructure, and they wonder if they'll see any benefit from the boom. On Tuesday's Dateline, Yaara Bou Melhem looks at both sides of life in Lagos and asks what's being done to ensure that no one is left behind in the race for progress
Event Broadcast 2014-09-09 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Alzheimer's disease -- Patients.
Bachelors -- Psychology.
Birth control -- Government policy.
Cities and towns -- Growth.
City planning -- Finance.
Retirees -- Economic conditions.
Nigeria -- Lagos.
Thailand -- Chiang Mai.
Form Streaming video
Author Rao, Anjali, host
Lazaredes, Nick, reporter
Melhem, Yaara Bou, reporter
Theroux, Marcel, reporter
Bingham, Ken, contributor
Brown, Peter, contributor
Corey, Pat, contributor
Fashola, Babatunde, contributor
Frame, D. (David), contributor
Hamzat, Obafemi, contributor
Roberts, Godfree, contributor
Russell, Jenny, contributor
Woodtli, Martin, contributor