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China One Child Policy

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...

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.

Prof Allegedly Commits Suicide Over Violating China's One-Child Policy

Posted 09.30.2012 | College

A chemistry professor at Remin University in Beijing allegedly lept from a nine-story school building to his death in March amid reports he violated C...

Chinese Villager Caught in US Abortion Debate

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China has increasingly become part of the conversation in U.S. abortion debate -- much to the chagrin of some liberal politicians, who cite conservative references to atrocities in China as incendiary tactics.

An Unhappy Mother's Day in China

Chai Ling | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

On this Mother's Day, however, Chinese women have little to celebrate. In the past month, Chinese officials once again renewed their commitment to enforcing the One-Child Policy for years to come.

Human Rights & Florida: Why just Cuba and Syria?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.08.2012 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

How come Tallahassee doesn't ban contracts with companies doing business with China, too? Why just Cuba and Syria? Silly question, because with a Chinese ban, virtually no businesses could do business with Florida governments.

Blind Man's Bluff and Peddling Flesh in Today's China

Peter Navarro | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Peter Navarro

While the Chinese constitution ensures all popular fundamental rights of free speech, religion, assembly, and person the reality is Beijing constantly tops the global leaderboards for censorship, political imprisonments, and executions.

Dissent, China's One Child Policy and Chen Guangcheng

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 07.05.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

While the U.S. State Department and Chinese officials wrangle over Mr. Chen's fate, the larger questions concern the horrific contours of government population control and the fate of those who dissent in China.

Chen Guangcheng's Escape: What China Is Trying to Hide From You

Chai Ling | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Chai Ling

With the eyes of the world watching, China must allow Chen and his family to live in freedom. Critically, the nation must also heed widespread calls to repeal the One-Child Policy, whose victims are largely voiceless.

The Global Problem of Gender Inequality

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

The evidence of gender discrimination is rooted in history, tradition and culture. Gender inequality is a highly debilitating stigma and leads to detriments of women's psychology of their worth and dignity to themselves and to society.

China Must End Its One-Child Policy If It Wants to Get Serious About Reducing Human Trafficking

Chai Ling | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Chai Ling

China says it has stepped up its efforts to rescue human trafficking victims over the past year, but the irony is inescapable: if the Chinese government had halted its harsh and brutal enforcement of the One-Child Policy, human trafficking would be a much less severe problem than it is now.

Bachmann Sounds Dire Warning About Contraception Mandate

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama's contraception mandate requiring most religiously-affiliated employers' he...

Time to Think Differently About China

Chai Ling | Posted 01.12.2012 | World
Chai Ling

What will Hu Jianto and President Obama discuss during his visit? The dire case of Chen Guangcheng, whose life hangs in the balance, the millions of lives China's One-Child Policy is "preventing" -- or simply business?

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Cut More Funding For Women's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that zeroes out U.S. aid to the United Nations Population Fund, a women and children'...

Biden "Understands" China's Violence Against Women

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

They let Joe Biden out without a leash again. He went to China this month and pronounced the Communist giant's one child policy "repugnant." That was,...

Biden On China's One-Child Policy: 'I Understand'

Posted 10.24.2011 | World

By Jason Miks, The Diplomat US Vice President Joe Biden has provoked outrage in some quarters in the United States after saying that he ‘fully u...

China Probes Sale Of 'Illegal Children'

Posted 07.10.2011 | World

A southern Chinese province has begun investigating a report that officials had seized at least 16 babies born in violation of strict family planning ...

Beijing Music Festival 2010: China's Future in Performing Arts

Charles Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Fabius

Top leaders in the performing arts sat down with Chinese cultural officials, only to find out that China seems to be addressing the issues head-on in a fearless way. At least so it seems, watching Yu Long.

China's One Child Policy in 2010

Michael Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Solis

Just days before Liu Dan's due date in February 2009, workers from China's Population and Family Planning Commission, which regulates the nation's One Child Policy, abducted Liu from her home.

PROPAGANDA: PR With an Oppressive Agenda

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heidiminx

It is time to change the soundtrack, and tell the true stories of TRUE progress.

Only-Child Syndrome: Li Tianbing at Contrasts Gallery

Marina Cashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

2010-09-08-litianbing.jpg "I missed having siblings in my childhood," Li Tianbing says of China's one child policy, "so I tried to make up for this in my painting."

Eco Etiquette: Should We Stop Having Children?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I have a friend who alway...