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China One Child Policy

In Praise of China's One-Child Policy

Alon Tal | Posted 08.21.2015 | 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 ...

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.

China To Ease One Child Policy

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China is loosening of family planning rules that limit many couples to a single child in the first substantial change to the unpopula...

China Plans To Loosen One-Child Policy

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders announced Friday the first significant easing of its one-child policy in nearly 30 years and moved to abolish its lab...

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.

Chinese City Plans To Fine Unmarried Mothers

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

BEIJING -- A Chinese city's plan to fine mothers who have a child out of wedlock has sparked criticism that the policy is discriminatory and could lea...

China Investigating Top Filmmaker For Violating One-Child Policy

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Authorities are investigating whether one of China's top film directors fathered seven children in violation of the country's strict family...

Silence in the War on Women

Scott Walter | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Scott Walter

Does silence help women? I mean, silence about violations of women's rights? The question arises from testimony Congress last week from human rights activists who discussed China's barbaric policy toward women and their unborn children.

China Plans to Execute a Victim of Domestic Violence

Chai Ling | Posted 02.08.2013 | Impact
Chai Ling

The Chinese system ignores women like Ms. Li when they plead for help, then imprisons or kills them if they act violently in desperation.

China's One Child Policy May Come To An End

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee and Hui Li JIUQUAN, China, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of...

Study Says China's 'Little Emperors' Pose Economic, Cultural Threat

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — They're called "little emperors" — the children born in China under a law that generally limits urban families to having just one c...

REUNITED: Identical Twins Find Each Other 24 Years Later

Sarah Medina | Posted 12.05.2012 | Good News

Bao Lulin had no idea that the search for her mysterious doppelgänger would lead to the discovery of an identical twin she never knew she had. Lu...

Open Letter to the Chinese Government

Chai Ling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

I am writing to encourage you to take actions at the national level to respond to this violence against women and to have compassion on these victims of the One-Child Policy.

Chinese Think Tank Urges End To One-Child Policy

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

BEIJING — A government think tank is urging Chinese leaders to start phasing out China's one-child policy immediately and allow two children for...