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Ma Jian: China’s Barbaric One-Child Policy

More than 30 years have gone by since the introduction of China’s one-child policy in response to the Mao-era population boom. At The Guardian, author Ma Jian condemns the policy’s corrosive social effects, and the...

Obama Stresses Cooperation Between U.S. and China

From the Washington Post: President Obama opened a high-level meeting with Chinese officials today declaring that the United States and China share a joint responsibility for the 21st century and should strive to cooperate on...

China Jails Two Men For Birth-Control Riots – Reuters

Reuters reports that two men have been sentenced for their role in violent riots in May over abuse of the family planning policy by local officials in Bobai, Guangxi: The Bobai county court “recently” sentenced a man surnamed Peng and another surnamed Li to two years and one year in prison respectively for stoking the […]

‘One Child’ Policy Profiteering Sparked South China Riots – Robert J. Saiget

A story expressing the frustration locals from the Bobai County riots feel toward officials who use the family planning policy for personal gain. From Yahoo News: Official corruption and profiteering contributed to the anger over coercive family planning policies that exploded in days of rioting in south China, locals and a rights activist said. Bobai […]

Farmer Breached China Family Rules, House Ransacked – John Ruwitch (Updated)

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 […]

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 […]

28 Arrested in China for Birth Quota Rights – Joseph Kahn

Joseph Kahn writes in the International Herald Tribune that a strict two-month-long reinforcement of population control in the Guangxi Autonomous Region has led to rioting, arrests, and alleged deaths of villagers enraged with forced abortions and heavy fines: The police in southwestern China arrested 28 people for instigating riots over family planning controls last weekend, […]

China Detains 28 after Family Planning Riots – Reuters

From Reuters: China has detained 28 people after riots against family planning measures in the southwest, state media reported on Tuesday in the first official acknowledgement of the latest riots to strike the restless countryside. The 28 were “suspected of instigating” the riots that flared in the Guangxi region last week, the Xinhua news agency […]

Farmers Riot against Chinese Government – Anita Chang

From AP, via Houston Chronicle: Thousands of farmers in southwest China rioted at a government office after authorities imposed heavy fines on families that had more children than allowed under the country’s family planning policy, a newspaper and a villager said Monday. Anti-riot police were called in after villagers set fires and smashed cars Saturday […]

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