If the citizens that broke policy rules weren’t severely punished, everyone would decide to have the second child, even though it went against the government. The Chinese government uses harsh treatments such as undocumented children, fines, and forced abortions to enforce the one- child policy in China. The elderly, economy, and the value of girls are hurt by the one-child policy. More recently China has eased up on the policy and changed it to a two-child policy. Will the policy help the elderly, economy, and girls in China?
Around 1,500 babies are aborted each hour in China. This ridiculous action should be immediately straightened out. Bountiful amount of people simply think of the One Child Policy as China’s law to keep the population in control. Yes, it is the China’s policy that’s made to keep the population in control, but not only that, the Chinese government has forced many unwanted abortions as well as sterilizations.The forced abortions not only cause depression to the parents but also cause social problems in the country as well. There are 38 million more guys than girls.
The sharp population increase brought a series of problems, like environmental pollution, traffic congestion and shortage of water and food supplies. To reduce the population growth rate, in 1979, the Chinese government implemented the famous One-child Policy. This policy was planned as a short-term program, but it is still in use till now because of the successful prevention of about 400 million births. Meanwhile, the One-child Policy has been judged as a violation of human rights and a demographic disaster which brings gender imbalance, aging of the population and manpower shortage. On one hand, it truly lowers the birth rate and population growth rate of China.
Couples with a supernumerary child without a permit will be fined thousands of dollars or be forced into abortion. 3.0 One Child Policy 3.1 History of the Policy This policy was created after Chairman Mao Zedong urged Chinese couples to increase their family size and encourage couples to have more than one child leading to the birthrates of over 4 per family, launching China’s Great Leap Forward campaign in the 1950s. During the duration, Mao’s failed economic planning of the Great Leap Forward caused a food insufficiency which resulted in 30 million Chinese people dying from famine. By 1980, although the birthrate in China has fallen to below 3 children per family, it was believed by a new regime of Chinese leaders which included Deng Xiao Ping, that forced and restricted population growth would lead to greater economic prosperity. 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.
By some it’s seen as a successful tool for making certain that China will be able to continue to support its large population. Others believe the policy is inhumane and causes abuses and female infanticide. Is China going about this problem the right way? The slogan of the initial population control program is “Later, Longer, Fewer.” The one child policy is not officially a law. It’s more of a “way of life”.
We have learned that this specific policy does not work. It has been the cause of 400 million babies being born. It also has not only created an imbalance in ratio of young to old people but in the ratio of women to men as well. Statics from Worldometers show us that people from the age of 25-64 hold 58.8% of china’s population, while people from the age of 15-25 only hold 13.6% of China’s population. This imbalance has led the work force to deplete due to not enough young people.
According to Sobie and Reardon, “ Teens are more likely to get infections because they don't follow post abortion instructions compared ... ... middle of paper ... ...bachelors unable to find a wife.” Over many year the chinese have adapted to the one- child policy and have formed their life around it, even if they began having two or three children those extra 9.5 million people will need food, water and shelter and thats already a main issue in China. Many did not notice, but abortion changed the country over many years and now they have no way to fix it. Not only has abortion affected the population it has also caused protest which has lead to injuries. Since the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, reproductive health clinics and health care providers across the United States and Canada have become the targets of violence by anti-abortion extremists. Physicians and clinic workers have been murdered; clinics have been bombed, burned down, invaded, and blockaded; and patients have been harassed and intimidated.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau the world’s population consists, of more than 7 billion people. China resides as the world’s leading populated country with more than 1.3 billion people. Because, of this over population it maintained fears of their food, resources, and living spaces (International Data Base). The Chinese government then implemented the one-child policy to slow their growing population. The one-child policy has prevailed effectively in slowing down the population growth, but it has caused great anguish among Chinese families.
There are many human rights being violated in China. Throughout these years citizens of China have been forced to have abortion, denied freedom of religion and sold children into slavery. There is no way of changing the grave effects of the people in China. Equality should be greatly enforced. In China if families have too many children they are forced to have abortions.
Because Indian and Chinese boys are widely considered wealth earners during life and lighters of one’s funeral pyre at death an inordinate number of male births and female infanticides will continue, unless urgent action is taken. Male to female sex ratios continue to illustrate the rapid deterioration: 927:1000 boys in 2001, 945:1000 boys in 1991. Only China with 832 girls per 1000 boys illustrates a wider gender gap than India. GE sells three times as many ultrasounds in China relative to India. Furthermore, 90 percent of families in India with two sons do not want any more children, while almost half of parents with two daughters want to have mo... ... middle of paper ... ...this process, but typically international companies are seen as outsiders and can only play a small part in cultural alterations.