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Chinese Provincial Government Calls for an End to Birth Restrictions

The provincial government in Shaanxi, a province in north-central China, has published a report that calls for an abolishment of birth limits under China’s planned birth policy. Currently, China’s two-child policy prohibits couples from having more than two children. In many provinces, couples are allowed a third child only in narrowly-crafted special circumstances that often require government approval, such as when a child has a severe disability or in second marriages. Couples who exceed their …

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Wikipedia, Steven Mosher, 2006

  Steven W. Mosher From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia     Steven W. Mosher is a China expert who speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese. He is the president of the Population Research Institute in Virginia. He is the author of numerous non-fiction books such as A Mother’s Ordeal and Hegemon, as well as being the co-author of China Attacks.  

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Over 30 Years of Violating Human Rights

On September 25th, 1980, the Chinese government thrust population control upon every person under their sovereignty. Certain provinces in China had already started population control, and the tone for the upcoming decades had been set the year before by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping who said, “Use whatever means you must to reduce the population, but do it!” And in September of 1980, the program known as the One Child Policy began to be enforced throughout …

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A Call to Action

Walter Lohman is the Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. Olivia Enos is a Research Assistant at the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center.   In the most recent edition of his book, A Mother's Ordeal, Steven Mosher presents a riveting account of one woman's journey through motherhood in China under the one child policy. A Mother's Ordeal gives faces to the repressive population control policies of the People’s Republic of China and helps …

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PRI Launches Campaign to Help Women in China

Population Research Institute has launched a new “activism page” in conjunction with the publication of the second edition of Steven Mosher’s book, A Mother’s Ordeal. A modern classic, the book is a biography of a young one-child-policy enforcer in China. It provides a raw and unflinching glimpse into life—and death—at the hands of a Chinese government bent on curbing births in the most populous country on earth.  “Brutally truthful," said Elise Hilton in a new review. …

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Newly Released Book Recounts Reproductive Cruelties in China

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Population Research Institute is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Steven Mosher’s best-selling book, A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One-Child Policy, complete with a new preface by the author.  A Mother’s Ordeal brings home the suffering caused by China’s population control policy by viewing it through the eyes of Chi An. A family planning official, Chi An tells an insider tale of how young, pregnant women …

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China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy, Part II

As the municipality of Huizhou, China, redoubles its efforts at population control, little girls, both born and unborn, are sure to die in large numbers. In Part I, we reported that the Centralized Services for Population and Family Planning of Huizhou was undertaking a new campaign to lower the birth rate in this city of four million people. This despite the fact that Huizhou, and other cities in Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta, have had lower fertility rates than …

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Yang Pingan’s Story

Some years ago I wrote a book called, A Mother's Ordeal, detailing the dramatic fight of a young Chinese mother to save her unborn child. On my recent trip to China, I encountered a mother of four whose ongoing story is every bit as gripping. Here, in broad outline, is what she told me. My mother is an abortionist. She finished her government training shortly before my father died in 1986. Over the past 23 …

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