It has now been a year and a half since legal activist Chen Guangcheng staged his dramatic escape...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 21, 2013
A planned relaxation of the one-child policy has been among the most widely discussed aspects of...
by Scott Greene | Aug 8, 2013
The Global Times reports that the local government of Lianyuan, in Hunan Province, has opened an investigation into an alleged forced abortion in 2011 after the husband claimed that his wife became mentally ill following the...
by Melissa M. Chan | Mar 17, 2013
Amid the reorganization of the agency that oversees the one-child policy, some critics are questioning whether the policy will be relaxed or eliminated completely. Due to the enforcement of the one-child policy, China has...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 22, 2012
Following the gory case of Feng Jianmei, whose fetus was forcibly aborted at seven months, scholars and netizens are publicly questioning China’s family planning policies. The New York Times reports: Recent reports of...
by Wendy Qian | Jun 27, 2012
Ian Johnson interviews dissident Chen Guangcheng in a New York University classroom. Continuing the transcript style of his Bao Tong interview, Johnson asks Chen many probing questions, from China’s incoming leadership to...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 27, 2012
Local officials involved in the gruesome forced abortion case in Shaanxi have been punished, including the head of family planning in the county, who was dismissed. The Los Angeles Times reports: The scandal erupted this month...
by Scott Greene | Jun 25, 2012
The recent controversy over forced abortions, which grew after officials in Shaanxi province forced a woman to abort her 7-month old fetus and graphic photos surfaced online two weeks ago, has reportedly grown uglier. The South...
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