Posts Tagged ‘one-child policy’

Bishop says China’s one-child policy leads to trafficking

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

China’s one-child policy is leading to human trafficking, says Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar. Speaking at the current synod on youth taking place in Rome, Bo says during synod he was reflecting on the situation for young people in Myanmar. He says the position young people in Europe are in is “quite different” from young Read more

Reports of relaxing China’s one-child policy are misleading

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

News that the Chinese government is easing its one-child policy is “very misleading” says Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. On Friday, Reuters reported China was going to ease family planning restrictions allowing millions of families to have two children. Ruters called it the country’s most significant liberalisation of its strict one-child policy Read more

Weakening of China’s one-child policy is predicted

Friday, March 15th, 2013

China’s government has declared it will maintain its one-child policy, but at the same time stripped power from the family planning agency that oversees the regime. “The way to interpret this is that the laws are still in effect, but the judges and the policemen have all been fired,” said Wang Feng, director of the Read more

It’s a hard road for Chinese Catholic men seeking wives

Friday, March 1st, 2013

More than 30 years of a one-child population policy makes it hard for Chinese Catholic men seeking wives. According to official media, there will be 30-40 million more marrying-age men than women in China by 2020. If every woman decides to marry, there will still be one in every five men who fails to find Read more

Chinese think tank calls for end to one-child policy

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

A think tank close to China’s leadership is recommending an end to the country’s one-child policy — for political and economic reasons rather than on human rights grounds. The China Development Research Foundation proposes allowing two children for every family in some provinces from this year and nationally by 2015, and dropping all birth limits Read more

One-child policy comes under attack in China

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Pressure is mounting in China for a change in the “one-child” policy that has resulted in forced abortions and sterilisations, according to a New York Times report. Recent reports of local officials coercing women into late-term abortions have prompted an outcry among policy advisers and scholars who are trying to push central government officials to Read more