China’s One-Child Problem – Mark Magnier

From the Los Angeles Times:

When a self-taught lawyer and activist named Chen Guangcheng went public with reports of forced abortions and other abuses by family-planning officials in China’s Shandong province, he became a local hero.

He also became a state threat.

Roughly a year later, despite international pressure, widespread support from lawyers and an acknowledgment from national officials that many of his disclosures were accurate, the 35-year-old Chen remains in custody.

His case stands as a warning that being right is not a sure defense in a system wary of any challenge to its authority. [Full text]

For more about the case against , see “China to prosecute blind activist peasant” from UPI. For more about China’s , see “China’s Population Control Program Plagued by Abuse Allegations, Gender Imbalance” from the Voice of America.


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