» 09/25/2010, 00.00
The "success" and failure of the one-child law
The infamous law is 30 years old. It has stopped the birth of at least 400 million children. It is a source of violence, abortions, forced sterilizations, injustice. And it is revealing its problems: an aging population, lack of manpower, imbalance between males and females.
China, damage of one-child law points to "risk of collapse"
The government presents a survey (pending the national census data) that shows an increase in population since 2010. But experts warn: "These are older people, not newborns. The one-child rule - an "hourly Tiananmen” - threatens to destroy social stability.
Young Chinese mother kidnapped and sterilized to enforce one-child law
The woman disappeared on 15 July and was subjected to forced sterilization. Because of the operation she is still in hospital. Her mother, who reported her missing child, was arrested for 10 days. The damage of the one child law.
Catholic hospitals in Kerala recanalise sterilized women
This move could cost 10 thousand rupees (around 180euro). The Church is worried about the anti-birth campaign run by the government and about the decrease in the Catholic population. The state wants to penalise those who have more than two children with fines, esclusion from schools and medical cure.
Beijing using violence to enforce its one child policy
More and more people complain that public officials are persecuting those who have "illegal" children. The government celebrates good results, but experts are critical of official figures, which are said to underestimate the real situation.
China’s one-child policy is state violence against women and children
Although occasionally “tweaked,” the infamous law has not been eliminated and is having disastrous demographic consequences: labor shortages, an aging population, a skewed sex ration between men and women, women trafficking and sexual slavery. However, the government is not going to repeal it because it helps it control the population. The Party “is maintaining its grip on power by shedding the blood of the innocent women and babies of China,” said Reggie Littlejohn in her testimony before the Congressional Executive Commission on China.
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