One-child Policy

Chinese required to provide emotional support for elderly parents
Tamara El-Rahi | Jul 9 2013 | comment  

Yes, even more evidence that the one-child policy is an epic fail.

Visit your parents. That’s an order!
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 7 2013 | comment  

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
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 1 2012 | comment  

A poor Chinese woman who saved dozens of abandoned children over four decades is being hailed a heroine on her deathbed.

Abstinence education: breaking into the Chinese market
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 10 2010 | comment  
There is an interesting alignment of seemingly quite different stars in China: Christian-inspired abstinence education and official population policy.

One-child America?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 19 2010 | comment  
I have never been a fan of Time, so the recent news that the magazine is withdrawing a lot of free content from its online version did not cost me one wink of sleep. But this week’s cover story promoting the one-child family as the new American family model did annoy me -- at least, what I read of it from other sources as well as the summary Time published online.

Bare branches, gold diggers, and ants
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 24 2010 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 19 2010 | comment  
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
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 25 2009 | comment  
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.
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