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PRI Review – September 26, 2018



China “Mobilizing Masses” to Reproduce Democracy and the Constitution Vatican Betrayal China “Mobilizing Masses” to Reproduce Young Party members ordered to “lead by example” to achieve a “two-child family regime” When the Chinese Communist Party implemented a “comprehensive two-child policy” in early 2016, outside observers assumed that it would be voluntary.  And why should they not? To all appearances, this was a dramatic relaxation—a doubling, no less–of the restrictive one-child policy. But appearances can be …

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Vatican to Allow Beijing to Name Bishops



This article originally appeared on OnePeterFive The Vatican is set to sign an agreement with China by the end of the month, one that cedes control over the appointment of bishops to Beijing. In return, we are told, Beijing has agreed to recognize the pope as the head of China’s Catholics. From my position as a longtime observer of the machinations of the Chinese Party-State, this seems like a bad deal. The pope is ceding his very real …

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Chinese Provincial Government Calls for an End to Birth Restrictions



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_China-Provincial.mp3 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 …

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Xi Jinping Places Catholic Church in China Under Direct Party Control



This article originally appeared on One Peter Five https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/HV_Podcast-2_WB_China-Church-Under-Party-Control.mp3 On March 22, the Chinese Communist Party announced that all “religious affairs” in China would henceforth be supervised by a shadowy Party office called the “United Front Department.” The former government agency responsible for Catholic and other believers–the State Administration of Religious Affairs bureau (SARA)—has been summarily abolished. The reorganization attracted little attention outside of China, but it is certain to have unpleasant repercussions for Chinese believers. I believe that …

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Africa-China Conference on Population and Development Raises Questions



Last month, the first annual Africa-China Conference on Population and Development was held in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was jointly hosted by the Government of China, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Government of Kenya. The UNFPA has long wanted to “export” China’s Planned Birth policy to other countries.[1] This conference may be the beginning of an effort to do exactly that. Of course the UNFPA was not nearly so direct, stating only …

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China Offers Free IUD Removal to Cries of Outrage



The same Chinese government that has forced IUDs on tens of millions of Chinese women after the birth of their first child has decided that some of these women will be allowed to have a second. Decades of stringently enforced population control policies have caused China’s birth rate to plummet. The result: rapid aging of the population and a shrinking pool of working-age adults. The Chinese Communist Party has decided to increase the birth rate. …

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