one child policy

NEWS via the Guardian: Time running out for China’s one-child policy after three decades

February 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Time running out for China’s one-child policy after three decades As list of exemptions grows, experts predict scrapping of rule said to have prevented 400m births Even if the one-child policy is scrapped, many Chinese couples say they are unlikely to have bigger families because of the expense. Photograph: Afp/AFP/Getty Images Chen Xi once saw the one-child policy as a brick wall, unyielding and inevitable. Now she considers it a nuisance. The turning point came in November when, just as she began the fifth month of her pregnancy, Beijing announced a big change to the contentious policy, allowing couples to have two children if one parent is an only child. Chen, a 28-year-old employee at a state-owned enterprise, should qualify – her husband does have siblings, but she does not. Yet her hopes may be dashed: although she is pregnant with her first child, she lives with her husband’s 16-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, and family planning officials may [...]

NEWS via CNN: New Chinese law: Visit your Parents

July 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Human Imprint Synopsis: In a country where a one-child policy and an aging population prevail, the traditional family is being turned on its head. China is a rapidly developing country that is improving its economic position by sending more of their children to universities, even abroad.  However, as the money starts to come in, dependents of the “little-prince” generation are wondering if their kid will ever come back home to take care of them. Recently, the “Law of Protection of Rights and Interests of the Aged” was established in an effort to make sure that kids are not turning their back on their parents. A social necessity or infringement of human rights? What do you think? —————————- Story Via: New Chinese law: Visit your parents – CNN.com. New Chinese law: Visit your parents By Meng Meng and Katie Hunt, for CNN updated 6:36 AM EDT, Tue July 2, 2013 In China, visit parents or face jail? [...]
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