China Bans Crude Birth Control Slogans – Alexa Olesen

In addition to distributing a list of slogans that promote China’s one-child policy, officials have banned what they deem to be “offensive” birth control slogans. From the Boston Globe:

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China has banned crude and insensitive slogans promoting the country’s ‘one-child’ family planning policy, such as “Raise fewer babies but more piggies,” which have stoked anger in rural areas, state media said Sunday.

Among the slogans that were forbidden were “One more baby means one more tomb” and “Houses toppled, cows confiscated, if abortion demand rejected.” Such slogans are often found painted on roadside buildings in rural areas. [Full Text]

See also Stefan Landsberger’s collection of historic Chinese family planning posters.

[Image: A Chinese woman holds the hand of her child past a billboard bearing the words “Children’s Big World” outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, via AP/Andy Wong]

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