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China One Child Policy

The Cost of One Child

China Hands | Posted 05.06.2016 | Books
China Hands

YIFU DONG reviews One Child, a new book about China's One-Child Policy by journalist Mei Fong. I have always wanted siblings. This longing crept up ...

China's One-Child Policy: The Country's 'Worst Policy Mistake'?

The New York Review Of Books | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.01.2016 | World

Perhaps no government policy anywhere in the world affected more people in a more intimate and brutal way than China’s one-child policy....

13 Million People In China Don’t Have The Document That Would Guarantee Them Rights

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Li Xue owes her existence to a potato-peeling accident. Her mother was skinning spuds 22 years ago when the knife slipped and opened a deep...

The Life-Altering Impact of China's One-Child Policy on Adoption in the U.S.

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Adam Pertman

There's an ongoing debate about the positives and negatives of intercountry adoption per se, but that's a discussion for another day. For now, I'd like to take a brief look at the impact of the historic migration of Chinese children into the U.S. and other nations. To my mind, it falls into four primary categories.

China's One-Child Policy May Be Abolished, but Its Damage Is Far From Over

Minxin Pei | Posted 11.06.2016 | World
Minxin Pei

The abolition of China's 35-year-old one-child policy closes one of the darkest chapters in the country's history. Millions of abortions, sterilizations and infanticides later, its chickens are coming home to roost.

Keeping Older Chinese Working

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.04.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

China has officially lifted its one-child policy as part of their 13th Five Year Plan. The issue is whether the colossal demographic consequences on economic growth can find solutions.

China On New Two-Child Policy: Not So Fast

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) - China must continue to enforce its one-child policy until new rules allowing all couples to have two children go into effec...

Condom Maker's Stock Slumps After China Abandons One-Child Policy

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

HONG KONG (AP) — Shares of companies that make diapers, baby strollers and infant formula got a boost Friday from China's decision to scrap its one-...

Scrapping The One-Child Policy Won't Change China’s Population Much At All

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.30.2016 | World

China is scrapping its one-child policy and officially allowing all couples to have two children. While some may think this heralds an overnight switc...

5 Big Questions About China's New Two-Child Policy

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.30.2015 | World

BEIJING, China -- Chinese leaders announced on Thursday that they would officially end the country’s “one-child policy,” allowing couples to hav...

China Will Replace One-Child Policy With Two-Child Policy: State Media

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

China will officially end its longstanding one-child policy and allow couples to have two children, state media reported. The policy was first implem...

In Praise of China's One-Child Policy

Alon Tal | Posted 08.21.2016 | World
Alon Tal

When that happens, there will only be 1.5 billion people living there rather than 2 billion who would have absent the policy. That's an enormous difference: 500 million is exactly the number of people living in the EU! Meeting the needs of far fewer people than it would have without a one-child policy, China now has a real chance to address its many challenges and offer its people a better life.

Here's One Way To Protest China's Preference For Boys

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts

“Every artist is concerned with these questions, of who we are and where we are going,” says Prune Nourry, pulling her long brown hair away from h...

If You Are Not Married By 25, You Are A 'Leftover Woman' In China

ChinaFile | Mei Fong, Leta Hong Fincher | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

A Q&A with Leta Hong Fincher, Author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China" MEI FONG, LETA HONG FINCHER 04.23.14 Mei ...

Chinese Parents Who Lost Only Child Mourn As Family Holiday Nears

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

By Grace Li HONG KONG, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Chinese travel far and wide to join their families for the Lunar New Year holiday, but for ...

China's Aging Population

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Michael Hodin

China's president Xi Jinping and the Chinese political leadership also recognize that the looming labor crisis associated with their urbanization must be married to successful policy on aging.

A New One Child Policy

Alexandra Paul | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Alexandra Paul

When China's Communist Party announced it will loosen its one child policy to help its economy continue to grow, I thought it was a wise move. But not for the economy. Or for growth.

China To End One-Child Policy, Eventually

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Nov 19 (Reuters) - China will eventually scrap family planning restrictions, a senior official said on Tuesday...

China Reforms Do Nothing To Show It Ready For World Leadership

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
David Paul

China's much heralded rise, and its ambitions to supplant American leadership, reflect not just its growing economic and military power, but the values of frugality, stability and conservatism Chinese leaders eagerly contrast with the chaos and moral decay of the west.

Authorities Force Chinese Woman To Abort Fetus At 6 Months

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

A woman was reportedly forced by Chinese authorities to have an abortion at six-months pregnant because she was in violation of the nation's one-child...

Off the Street and Into Hope

Susan Liang | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Susan Liang

Today, the United Nations estimates as many as 200 millions girls are missing worldwide. In 2012, the US population was approximately 313 million. Where did all the girls go? Gendercide, human trafficking, and child bride abductions are among some of the reasons they are missing.

Republican: End Abortion Before 'Reckoning'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Texas attorney general told an anti-abortion group last week that China's so-called one child policy could unleash a plague...

China To Ditch One-Child Policy? | Posted 10.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

China may be about to propose a major reform to its one-child policy. An official at China's National Health and Family Planning Commission told Xi...

China Mulls Expanded Two-Child Policy

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

China may be about to propose a major reform to its one-child policy. An official at China's National Health and Family Planning Commission told Xi...

The Case for Children

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein

Many people claim they can't afford to have children, but if we want to maintain our social safety net and standard of living, we can't afford not to.