Farmer Breached China Family Rules, House Ransacked – John Ruwitch

Another story from Bobai about consequences faced by villagers who violate the family planning rules:

Earlier this month, as locals tell it, Yulin city in Guangxi region launched a harsh campaign to rein in “excess births” and strictly enforce the one-child-per-family rule imposed nationwide in 1980 to curb China’s soaring population growth.

Those deemed to have broken the rule at any time since 1980 without paying the requisite fine were served a notice ordering them to pay exorbitant “social support fees” or face the consequences.

Bu has three children, and like others in the neighbouring hills, he couldn’t pay the fine, so officials came about 10 days ago to collect in kind. Bu wasn’t even home – neighbours say he is in the regional capital seeking medical care for a sick child. [Full text]

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