The concept behind implementing the policy is clear; when overpopulation occurs in a nation without the financial/natural resources available to sustain expansive growth rates, the result is an increase in the general poverty of all people across the nation. Thus, the One-Child Policy is a measure which was intended to benefit the greater good, a utilitarian approach to increase the livelihood of the nation. In Eastern tradition and seen here in Communist China, the individualists rights and desires are sacrificed for the greater good. As discussed in Jing-Bao Nie’s article, Marxist philosophy...
... middle of paper ...
...egious human rights violation in recent history, and I believe quite rightly so. The Policy has created overwhelming issues which touch upon the very core of what it is to be human and the evolution of basic individualist rights. Consider the many couples who might dearly desire more than one child, yet are duty-bound to forsake the children they wish to welcome into their family - if only they had the choice. For those parents, economic growth and national prosperity are poor substitutes and serve as a inadequate rationale for their hearts’ deeper longing of components that truly matter in life. Regardless of Easter versus Western cultural traditions or opposing philosophical views, no law should cause a society’s intrinsic moral compass to dissolve until its citizens are left with a hollow emotionless version of what humanity should entail in the eyes of a family.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Abstract The purpose of this research is to highlight to what extent government policy has violated the human rights of women in China. Government policy is important to the organization of countries. Government policies work to aid in political, economic, and social issues that can become detrimental to the function of a country. Flourishing government policies prove to be efficient and effective when implementation is deemed successful. The One Child Policy proved to be successful in reducing population size.... [tags: China's One Child Policy ]
4300 words (12.3 pages)
- 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]
1024 words (2.9 pages)
- The Chinese population has been growing since the beginning of Chinese civilization, but never as rapidly as when the People’s Republic of China was formed. Mao Zedong believed that expanding the population would lead to a spur in economic growth. The People’s Republic of China provided improved sanitation and medicine, which helped facilitate the growth of the Chinese population. The encouragement of population growth was soon ended after both the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution because China was unable to support such a large expansion of the population.... [tags: China's One-Child Policy]
2181 words (6.2 pages)
- “One in six children 5 to 14 years old, about 16 percent of all children in this age group is involved in child labor in developing countries. Worldwide, 126 million children work in hazardous conditions, often enduring beatings, humiliation and sexual violence by their employers” (UNICEF). It is near impossible to not think how lucky some children have it these days. Check out the news and see the technology, kids have cell phones, gaming devices and even their own miniature cars to drive around the house.... [tags: children, poverty, social justice]
1436 words (4.1 pages)
- China’s one child policy ought to be terminated because of the violation of women’s reproductive rights, human rights, and its negative effect on China’s current and future economic growth. Since the establishment of the one child policy there have been many who have accepted and also denied the conditions of the policy. From learned testimonies, statistics of the wellbeing of those involved, and research conducted, people have learned that the policy provides China with more harm than justice for the society.... [tags: Human rights, Abortion, One-child policy]
1763 words (5 pages)
- 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.... [tags: Population Control in China]
878 words (2.5 pages)
- One Child Policy Over population has been a global issue for decades. Medical advances have made it possible for people to live longer and have multiple births, which are just some of the factors contributing to this social problem. Many countries have attempted to battle this issue, but none as intensely as China. China allows the government to have full control over family planning to help reduce the population. In 1979 China created a policy called the "One Child Law" which limits couples to only one child.... [tags: Population Control in China]
2616 words (7.5 pages)
- “Thousands of women are being dragged out of their homes, thrown into ‘family planning’ cells, strapped to tables, and forced to abort pregnancies, even up to the ninth month. Forced abortion and sterilization are China’s war on women” ("The Reality of China's" 1). This was said by Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Due to the rising population and the one-child policy, there are many human rights violations; however there are organizations, such as Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, which are helping to stop the problem.... [tags: Human Rights Violations in China]
1756 words (5 pages)
- 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]
789 words (2.3 pages)
- Government Action on Population Control and China's One Child Policy One of the more extreme measures taken in an attempt to control population has been China's one-child policy. Population advocate Garet Hardin suggests the rest of the world adopt similar policies. This paper is to show a country's government acting on theories that Hardin is popular for and the ethical and environmental effects that it had on people and the land. Hardin fails to see the ethical problems laid out by governments that suppress peoples thoughts and beliefs.... [tags: Population Control in China]
1124 words (3.2 pages)