The one child policy was adopted to help improve economic, environment, and population problems in China. The policy was used to limits the number of children that couples can have. When , the law was introduced it was only supposed to help with the overpopulation but , it has caused many children to be left and abandoned. Although China has a population problem, the one child policy was not the right way to handle the situation. There has been a long history of China’s one child policy, since it was first introduces in 1979 by a Chinese Leader Deng Xiaoping (Rosenberg n.p).
The one-child policy in China forces families to only have one child by using harsh treatments such as undocumented children, forced abortions, and fines. The policy affects the elderly, economy, education levels, personality of children and the value of girls in China. Deng Xiaoping, a Chinese leader, created the one-child policy in 1979 in order to limit population growth of the Han Chinese. The policy takes away couples’ rights to have more than one child. Why does the government have to issue such harsh punishments to the breakers of the policy?
Many people disagree with the one-child policy because it infringes on the rights of couples and their choices to have children. Many western cultures such as the United States have activist groups, and charities that protest the law. Several American couples adopt Chinese orphans to give them a “better life”. In defense of the policy it has fulfilled its purpose and slowed the population growth of China. It is the responsibility of China’s government to ensure the future wellbeing of the country and prevent tragedies such as famine that would have been enviable with over population.
Over the years, new inventions were made in order to slow down overpopulation, like contraceptives and condoms. Howard Kainz, said that “motivated only by ideology … European countries have arrived at such low birth levels and their existence is threatened by contraception” (Kainz, 7). Because of that, many people believe that contraceptives are good in order to stop this world crisis. Several countries like China have already stated a one child policy, which means that families will not be able to have more than one child; and families could be fined for having more than one child. Laura Fitzpatrick published an article on Time where she stated that “Depending on where they live, couples can be fined thousands of dollars for having a supernumerary child without a permit” (Time.Fitzpatrick).
China has over 200 million children from one-child family and 60 million of them are children under 14 years old. Fiona Tam, claims that One- child Policy gives birth to a selfish generation. Tam has interpret the one-child policy as a political failure because he thinks that children born under the one-child are selfish, easy to get angry and have difficulty making close relationships with other people, and their parent should take great responsibility in causing these “worrying” trouble, in addition young people from one-child family are “pickier” in their life and jobs. Whereas I believe children’s selfishness is not caused by one-child policy and children and entire china can benefit from have only one child in the family. Tam claimed that One-Child policy has created a self centered generation that has never learned to share and they were called “the little emperors”.
One way a family can have two children premise both parents grew up not having any siblings (Impact of One Child Policy of China). If a family included a child with a disability they were then allowed to try for another child. This policy remains in effect today and continues success in reducing population growth, particularly in the cities, but it also has brought despair to many families throughout the country (Rosenberg). The government carries out the policy by penalizing famili... ... middle of paper ... ...ny families wanted to have a boy so they often put their daughters up for adoption or even worse. The one-child policy is still in effect today, but many people believe that the government and the family planning officials are becoming less strict with the policy.
The restrictions people must follow are causing a lot of the problems. One of the issues is that China will not relax the policy (Olesen 1). By limiting urban families to one child in a family, China is trying to conserve their natural resources and control the population (Olesen 1). The policy has prevented over 400 million births (MacLeod 1). Before conceiving, parents must obtain a birth permit from the government.
This coercive policy influenced the family of the Chinese citize... ... middle of paper ... ... policy was also suppressing the demand of food and other resources by the growing population and thus prevented further hunger strikes. The population will be over 2 million if the one child policy is not been introduced. Also, the only child would be able to receive concentrated support and love from the family as there were no other children to distribute the family assets. 7.0 Conclusion This one child policy was introduced in 1979 and constricted Chinese couples to have only one child. However, in rural areas, some of the families are allowed to have a second child if both of the parents are the only child or the first child is a girl or disabled.
“China is always talk talk should America drop its hostility toward China.” Should America step into the One-Child Policy and knock down the numbers in the population? Imagine living with the pressure of not over populating the country, because the country didn’t put a stop to the problem earlier in the 19th century.More than twenty-one million babies are born per year. That is 57,534 babies per day, 2,397 per hour, and 40 babies per minute. China’s population in 2012 was 1.351 billion, if China does continue growing at this rate fatalities caused by hungry men and starvation will take over. But this does not mean China can desert tiny babies and leave them to suffer without experiencing life.
As a result of the economy, many states have “considered cutting down on child-welfare services, such as benefits for foster parents and the number of social workers they employ” (47). If there is a lack of social workers, it is less likely that a child will be placed in a home quickly. Wi... ... middle of paper ... ... Rosechild, Rene. "Somewhere a Child Is Waiting ... For You." Curve Magazine Apr.