All the complexities of the Chinese family tree
Thought your family tree was complex? Wait 'til you see this video.
Chinese required to provide emotional support for elderly parents
Yes, even more evidence that the one-child policy is an epic fail.
Visit your parents. That’s an order!
A generation or two of China’s only children are being reminded of their obligations to elderly parents by a law change that comes into effect later this year.
Lou Xiaoying - a Chinese heroine with a big heart
A poor Chinese woman who saved dozens of abandoned children over four decades is being hailed a heroine on her deathbed.
The price of progress in China?
Some see it as a sign of greater freedom in China and therefore progress, but not all Chinese are happy that the divorce rate is burgeoning, reports China Daily.
Bride trafficking in one-child China
The trafficking of women for forced marriage and prostitution is a growing problem for China, but a predictable one given its population policy and resulting demographics.
Abstinence education: breaking into the Chinese market
There is an interesting alignment of seemingly quite different stars in
China: Christian-inspired abstinence education and official population
Bare branches, gold diggers, and ants
China’s bachelor problem is about to get worse, thanks to women raising
the material stakes, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Forced sterilisations for thousands in southern China crack-down
Anyone who thought China was softening its one-child policy will have to
think again after news that one local government in southern China is
forcing thousands of couples to undergo sterilisation -- and, in many
cases, holding their parents hostage to ensure they comply.
China’s stolen babies
Girl babies adopted by American and other overseas couples from
orphanages in China in recent years may have been forcibly taken from
their parents, not abandoned, as the adoptive parents were told. The
Los Angeles Times reports at length on a scandal that can be laid at
the door of China’s inhuman population control policy and corrupt local
family planning officials.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com