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Publications: PRI in the News

Mosher: China’s House of Cards

This article originally appeared on Breitbart. As Air Force One lands at the dragon-shaped Beijing International Airport, President Trump will be treated to a skyline that didn’t exist until a few years ago. Most of Beijing’s old residential neighborhoods — called hutung’s — were deliberately destroyed in the frenzied build-out that preceded the 2008 Olympics. They have been replaced by stadiums like the Bird’s Nest (which actually resembles a giant bird’s nest) and by high-rise office buildings. Then there …

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Step aside, Great Helmsman, Big Daddy is here

In a ploy familiar to students of one-party dictatorships, Xi Jinping has used the pretext of an anti-corruption campaign to purge supporters of his predecessors, Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin. This, more than anything else, makes it clear to their respective factions — and to everyone else in China, for that matter — that their one-time patrons no longer have the power to protect them. Astonishingly, even Mr. Jiang’s own sons have fallen victim… Read the full article …

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The Earth is Not “Sick” and Mankind is Thriving as Never Before

As the father of nine children, I am necessarily no fan of “out-of-control consumerism.” On the home front, our “consumerism,” such that it is, is rationed to meet our needs, not our wants. Nor could we be accused of being members of a “throwaway culture”, since we throw very little away. In fact, our unofficial family motto is “Use it up, wear it out; make do or do without.” Our children have to “make do” …

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Zombie charities push population control

Originally published in the Washington Times on June 22, 2015. As a conservative, I don’t have much use for foreign aid, preferring to support private charitable efforts overseas. But when Washington politicians began to dole out huge sums of money several decades ago, existing nonprofits lined up for their share of the take. Groups like CARE, Population Services International (PSI), and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are still thought of as charities, but have less and less in common with America’s …

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Undesirables: The UN and the Kenyan government report a vexing problem: The ‘demand’ for children is too high

For Kenyan parents who want three or more children, the United Nations has a message: Your desires cross ours. That’s the thrust of the “Kenya Population Situation Analysis”—a recent report sponsored by the Kenyan government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). (The United States gave the UNFPA $30 million in 2012.) The 300-page document reports many Kenyan women have unmet needs for family planning services, but it claims a more fundamental problem with high …

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Overpopulation: Myths and Reality

Over the past 54 years, the earth’s population has more than doubled, and according to a recent UN report, the next 12 years promise a new wave of growth. By 2050, the UN forecasts that there will be 9.6 billion people on the planet, leading to a rapid depletion of Earth’s capacities, from energy sources to freshwater reserves. Yet the birthrate has begun falling over the past decade, not just in developed western countries, but in …

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Double jeopardy

On a dark night in Shandong Province last April, Chen Guangcheng quietly scaled the wall behind his heavily guarded home, evaded his round-the-clock surveillance, and launched one of the most daring escapes in recent history. Read the full article in World Magazine.

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Foreign Aid Tied to Sterilization in India

When Saraswati Devi awoke from the anesthesia, her clothes were soaked in blood. She was lying on a grass mat on the floor in excruciating pain, and there were no medical staff to answer her cries. She was one of 53 women who underwent surgeries at a “sterilization camp” sponsored by the government of India in its national campaign to drastically cut population growth. The campaign is underwritten by tens of millions in American and …

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