“Life, uh… finds a way.”

John Hammond: [as they gather around a baby dinosaur hatching from its egg] I’ve been present for the birth of every little creature on this island.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Surely not the ones that are bred in the wild?
Henry Wu: Actually they can’t breed in the wild. Population control is one of our security precautions. There’s no unauthorized breeding in Jurassic Park.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: How do you know they can’t breed?
Henry Wu: Well, because all the animals in Jurassic Park are female. We’ve engineered them that way.
[they take the baby dinosaur out of its egg. A robot arm picks up the shell out of Grant’s hand and puts it back down]
Dr. Ian Malcolm: But again, how do you know they’re all female? Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs’ skirts?
Henry Wu: We control their chromosomes. It’s really not that difficult. All vertebrate embryos are inherently female anyway, they just require an extra hormone given at the right developmental stage to make them male. We simply deny them that.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: John, the kind of control you’re attempting simply is… it’s not possible. If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it’s that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh… well, there it is.
John Hammond: [sardonically] There it is.
Henry Wu: You’re implying that a group composed entirely of female animals will… breed?
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No, I’m, I’m simply saying that life, uh… finds a way.

(Thank you, IMDB)

Would you get fake-divorced to save on your taxes?  Apparently hundreds of people in China will.  I’m not saying that this is right or wrong, it’s just one way to play the system.  But I am saying that even after 20 years in Asia, the extend that average people will go to make money still amazes me sometime.

Ultimately this story is either a great example of how creative Chinese can be in overcoming political/financial obstacles thrown up in their pursuit of wealth.  Or, with a bit of context, it’s another example of how that pursuit of wealth has made even the sacred fair game.  Maybe it’s both.  The point being, This Ain’t Kansas Anymore.  While the “game” is the same (make as much money as you can ASAP), the way it is played is not always what you’re used to back home.  If you still dont’ think that everything you see is a show, you just don’t get it.

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