» 09/20/2005, 00.00
The Chinese government admits: "Forced sterilisations and abortions took place"
The government admits to "human rights violations in Shandong province" after denunciation by a human rights activist.
Arrested: blind activist who uncovered Shandong abortions
Chen Guangcheng, a blind man, has lobbied for people with disabilities for years. After his denunciation, the Chinese Family Planning Agency was forced to admit to "forced abortions and sterilizations, against citizens' rights."
Forced abortions in China killing children just like in Syria
Scandal and outrage over story and the photo of the woman forced to have abortions, pictured with the dying baby boy lying next to her in bed. Shaanxi population control authority have launched an investigation. The woman's husband wants to sue employees who forced his wife to abort. In China, forced abortions are prohibited by law, but papers are full of stories of forced abortions and sterilizations.
Shandong: fresh violence targets blind activist cause
The lawyer of Chen Guangcheng, an imprisoned activist famed for his battles against forced abortion, was beaten and robbed together with his assistant, while the police of Linyi looked on.
Shandong police admit to arrest of activist after four months
The province authorities confirmed the arrest of Chen Ghangcheng, a human rights activist renowned across the world for his campaign against coercive family planning. He has been missing since March.
25/11/2014 MYANMAR - CHINA
China, uncovers gang who sell Burmese women "as brides" in the countryside
Beijing police have arrested 31 people in Inner Mongolia, accused of human trafficking. Among the victims there are 11 people - including women and children - from Myanmar. Behind the practice the one-child policy and selective abortions, which have created a gender imbalance in China. According to the latest data for every 100 females there are 118 males.
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