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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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?