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One Child Policy

Pity China's 'bare branches': unmarried men stuck between tradition and capitalism

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.27.2017 | Weddings
The Conversation Global

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Xuan Li, NYU Shanghai Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is a highlight in Chinese society. But for many young people,...

The Collectivist Mentality

Peter Schwartz | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Under the collectivist philosophy, the individual has no independent existence or value. He is merely one of many indistinguishable, disposable cells within the "social organism." It is the group that has primacy.

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

Minxin Pei | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
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.

A Letter Of Frustration And Gratitude On The End Of China's One-Child Policy

Jenni Fang Lee | Posted 10.30.2016 | Women
Jenni Fang Lee

There is no doubt that this is a step forward, but each step forward is also a reminder of injuries past.

How Siblings Will Change the Chinese People

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 10.30.2016 | Home
Avidan Milevsky

As a steady, international body of research is showing, growing up with siblings offers children a matchless context in which they learn about relationships, social engagement, sharing, ownership, identity, conflict resolution, and problem solving.

Chinese Parents Who Lost Only Child Mourn As Family Holiday Nears

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2014 | Home

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 ...

A New One Child Policy

Alexandra Paul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
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 | Home

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

Authorities Force Chinese Woman To Abort Fetus At 6 Months

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.04.2013 | Home

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...

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...

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.

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

Chai Ling | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
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.

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.

The China Syndrome

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home
Dr. Philip Neches

The world is full of danger spots: Pakistan, Iran, North Korea. But when I feel really grim about the prospects for the world, my thoughts turn to China.

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

Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

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...

Oh, Boy! The Anti-Girl Bias Is in Fashion

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.26.2011 | Women
Michaela Haas

If you could only have one child, would you prefer a boy or a girl? 40 percent of Americans prefer to have a son and only 26 percent a girl. This is the result of the Gallup poll of 1947 and -- hold your breath -- of 2011.

Who Wants to Date a Billionaire?

Tiffany Ap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tiffany Ap

I was walking in Beijing when a woman called out, "Pretty girl, are you single?" She worked for a company called the Golden Bachelor Dating Agency, which finds matches for "high-caliber men."

Not So "World-ly" Expo 2010

Fang Wu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fang Wu

"Skype was developed in Estonia." I recited this newly acquired knowledge like a mantra in search for my inner calmness, as I moved in ant speed along...

China's Horrid One Child Policy Continues

Nicole Kempton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nicole Kempton

There have recently been increasing calls for the world to take a look at China's One Child Policy as a model for how to reduce population growth. These calls are severely misguided.

Birth Controlled: China's Stolen Children Reviewed

Juli Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Juli Weiner

The furtive Chinese government does everything in its (far-reaching, for sure) power to silence the families of over 70,000 children a year who are being "snatched from the streets."