China’s One Child Policy. &. Ashley. Jasmine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP3PIGggVUE. History. China’s one child policy was first introduced by Deng Xiaoping ( Teng Hsiao-ping ) in 1978, and applied to all babies born starting in 1979.
China’s One Child Policy
China’s one child policy was first introduced by Deng Xiaoping (Teng Hsiao-ping) in 1978, and applied to all babies born starting in 1979.
It has been renewed every five years, recently in 2010
Designated a "temporary measure" the one child policy recently had its 30th anniversary
One Child Policy Propaganda
Normally, 105 males are naturally born for every 100 females.
"When a son is born, Let him sleep on the bed, Clothe him with fine clothes, And give him jade to play... When a daughter is born, Let her sleep on the ground, Wrap her in common wrappings, And give broken tiles to play..."
-ancient "Book of Songs" (1000-700 B.C.)
Increased human trafficking and crime rates.
23-year-old Patricia Suarez. A neighbour working for a Hong Kong gang suggested a trip, promising the young mother an escape from part-time work as a domestic servant that paid only US $50 (HK $387) a week. Desperate for money, the former university student left her two-month old baby with her mother and six brothers and sisters—unaware that she was heading for a nightmare trapped in a sleazy underworld. Ms. Suarez speaks no English or Chinese. From there she was sent out to clients who had contacted the escort agency through adverts in pornographic magazines. At one point she became pregnant and an abortion was arranged by the gang.
Patricia, trafficked in China, originally from Bolivia
Heightened suicide rates among women.
At the tiny restaurant where Xinran eats lunch, the waitress tries to kill herself twice, each time after a little girl’s birthday party. The woman is tortured by the happy faces because, thinking it her duty to produce a male heir, she had smothered her baby daughters. She survives because, as well as the bottle of agricultural fertiliser she swallowed, she drank one of washing-up liquid, thinking that any chemical in a bottle was poison. The detergent diluted the fertiliser’s fatal dose.
Forced abortions and sterilizations.
QIAN’AN, China — Yang Zhongchen, a small-town businessman, wined and dined three government officials for permission to become a father. But the Peking duck and liquor weren’t enough. One night, a couple of weeks before her date for giving birth, Yang’s wife was dragged from her bed in a north China town and taken to a clinic, where, she says, her baby was killed by injection while still inside her.
“Several people held me down, they ripped my clothes aside and the doctor pushed a large syringe into my stomach,” says Jin Yani, a shy, petite woman with a long ponytail. “It was very painful. ... It was all very rough.”
Mass gendercide. Millions of missing baby girls.
Xinran (The Economist)
tilted to 929 females per 1,000 males
In India there is no one child policy, but boys are still favoured over girls.
India has the second highest rate of gendercide in the world.
Each year half a million girls have been prevented from being born
India has lost an estimated 10 million girls in the past 20 years
Will you be the one to stop it?