forced abortions

Hunan Officials to Probe Forced Abortion Complaint

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...

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...

‘The Dark Road’ and Ma Jian on Censorship

Following the UK release of his latest novel, The Dark Road, the Index on Censorship talks to exiled writer Ma Jian about his career, Beijing’s longstanding ban on his work, the value of free expression, the legacy of...

China Past Due: One Child Policy

For her series, China Past Due, on PRI’s The World, Mary Kay Magistad looks at the debate over the one-child policy, as many people think the government should end the policy which has been prone to abuse in its 30 year...

More Than 300M Abortions Under One-Child Policy

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...

Chinese Couples Seek American Surrogate Mothers

Stories of Chinese mothers travelling to the U.S. to give birth have become familiar. Global Times’ Xuyang Jingjing, though, describes a growing trend of Chinese couples seeking American surrogate mothers. The...

Reports of Forced Abortions Fuel Push to End Law

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...

Forced Abortion Case Settled for $11,000

A Shaanxi local government has reached a 70,600 yuan settlement with Deng Jiyuan and Feng Jianmei, who were illegally forced to have a late-term abortion when they were unable to pay a similarly illegal 40,000 yuan...

Chen Guangcheng: “They Are Scared of the Countryside”

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...

Officials Linked to Forced-abortion Scandal Punished

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...

Forced Abortion Victim and Family Branded Traitors

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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