Violations of Reproductive Rights. Examples: Enforcement of Family Policy
The torture of Mao Henfeng (no relation to Chairman Mao is evident) a Shanghai activist illustrates the length the Beijing government will go to enforce its population policy. According to the House of Representatives Committee on International Relations/China hearing, the follow-ing was brought to light: In the late 1980’s, being pregnant for the second time, Mrs. Mao was admitted to a psychiatric hospital against her will (without due process), during her stay drugs were administered to induce an abortion, these drugs failed. Mrs. Mao later became pregnant again, this time around, a judge told her the court would rule in her favor concerning wrongful termination from her job as a result of her last pregnanc...
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...laim has validity. Although there was an investigation in the 1990’s where Japanese investigators concluded that evidence exist that there was coercion of women to become comfort women. The official Japanese policy regarding the drafting of com-fort women is: “…there is no hard archival evidence that women were forcibly ‘taken’ to work in the comfort stations…” (Han and Lee), which equals official denial.
China’s Progress on Human Rights Regarding Health Services
China has made improvements in the area of human rights however, more needs to be done. For example, while access to health services such as medical and dental has been increased, the technology behind those services are not to western standards. Moreover, to receive an ap-pointment in timely and cost effective manner, it is who you know. I have first-hand knowledge on how both of those conditions play out.
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- Although there are many facets of human rights being abused and violated every day, the Chinese would mention their fight for reproductive rights as one of the first and foremost in their mind. In 1979, the Chinese government passed the One-Child Policy in an attempt to control the growth of their population. While this may have been a grand idea in theory, in reality this policy violates the human right to form a family. By limiting the amount of children a Chinese couple is allowed to produce, this policy is effectively forcing abortion, sterilization and is taking away the Chinese family’s right to make their own choices.... [tags: Human Rights Violations in China]
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- Did you know that the boy to girl ratio in China is skewed. (source 3) In China boys are more favorable than girls due to they can do more and carry the family name. This is from the one child policy in China. In china you can only have one child under this policy with a few exceptions depending on your race and your location. One child policy is a violation of human rights because it defies multiple guaranteed rights from the UN Declaration of Human rights, including Articles 1, 3, and 5. They are violated because you should be able to pursue your happiness and if that means having more than one child then so be it.... [tags: Abortion, Human rights, Population, Demography]
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- China is a great country that has existed for thousands of years. Despite the problems that China has faced such as war, poverty, and starvation, it has continued to move forward today. However, China has grown so fast economically over the past fifty years to the point where it has become the second largest economy in the world. China has achieved this economic state due to Marxism, which states the belief that there should be no social classes other than the working class, and thus getting there by using several political, economic, and social theories.... [tags: Communism, Marxism, People's Republic of China]
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- Human rights violation in China The People’s Republic of China with a population 1.3 billion, is the third largest country in the world and has a land size of 960,000 square kilometres. It is a rapidly growing economy, with living standards being raised every year. However, human rights violations are still a part of daily life in some part of China and can still be seen in the present time. The most controversial issues include discrimination, right to live and not to be subject to torture, freedom of religion, opinion, to fair public hearing, rights to family and the right of movement.... [tags: Speech, Religion, Movement]
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- Throughout the 19th century, parents could determine the size of their own family especially their children. Due to the recent excessive population growth the world is facing, this decision is not being determined by parents in China anymore. Parents, as guardians, have certain rights and responsibilities that could be considered as violated when The Family Planning Policy was passed, however, this policy was passed to benefit and protect our future population and race. Population growth in this world is a major problem today.... [tags: Overpopulation, one-chld, China]
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- Our global is consist of various countries and people have different cultures. However they have one thing in common that is the rights to be an individuality. All human beings are born equally regardless of nation, gender, religion and other aspects which may discriminate people from another. Although people have the same rights, some of them are oppressed and trespassed by others in world politics. This essay will illustrate the role of human rights in world politics in three main points. Firstly, the definition of human rights will be illuminated.... [tags: Human rights]
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- Introduction It is the responsibility of any government to provide for its population. It is due to this reason that family planning is becoming a major controversial concept in many nations. One of the most controversial population control policies is the Chinese one child family policy which was implemented in 1979. The policy was forced by the view that the increasingly growing population could evidently compromise the economic development and sustainability of the Chinese nation (Liu, Onuaha, 2005).... [tags: Population Control in China]
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- The Chinese Republic has over than one billion people. China had a leading civilization for centuries guiding the whole world in different fields. However, in the 19th and the 20th century China suffered form serious problems, which resulted from huge numbers of population. When China was under the leadership of Mao who believed that a strong nation must have large population, the population of China increased rapidly until it reached its double. From one hand, Peng Peiyun, the writer of "One family, one child", stressed two crucial factors, which are over population and being a developing country as drawbacks preventing China form achieving any progress to be an advanced country.... [tags: Population Control in China]
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- The Chinese One Child Policy As China is having an enormous economic expansion it is also facing many problems. One of the major problems people have become more and more concerned about is the country's population. At the dawn of this century there were some 426 million people living in China. Today the population is about 1.2 billion. About two-thirds of this 900 million increase was added within the last 50 years. In another word, the population has tripled since the People's Republic of China was grounded.... [tags: Population Control in China]
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