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Topics: illegal children

Why Won’t Michelle Obama Defend Chinese Women?



When Michelle Obama arrives in Beijing today with her two daughters, Sasha and Malia, she will be the envy of Chinese women. She has what almost none of them have. Not only does she have two children—most urban Chinese are limited to one—but she has two daughters. Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research, says, “Women and girls have been the primary victims of China’s thirty-five year long ‘war on women.’ Women who are pregnant …

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China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy; Ignores Calls to End Coercion



HUIZHOU, GUANGDONG, China, June 11, 2013–Recent reports from China show coercion in China’s infamous one-child policy is once again on the rise. Women in the southern city of Huizhou are being targeted for sterilization. Those who have once child are being forced to wear IUDs. Those who have two children are subject to tubal ligation. Those who bear an “illegal” child are being denied all government services. This means life without access to schools, hospitals, …

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“The Most Oppressed People in the World”



Burma, a secluded country of almost 60 million people, sits in the corner of Southeast Asia between India and China. Also known as Myanmar, Burma currently has a fertility rate of 2.21 children and, unique for its part of the world, does not suffer from sex-selection. Buddhists comprise about 95% of the population, but there is a small Muslim minority residing in the northern state of Rakhine.[1] These Muslims, known as the Rohingya, have been …

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Chen, the Conscience of China



I was going to devote this page to my recent trip to New Zealand, where I gave seven talks to a total of over 3,000 people. But then a blind Chinese human rights activist named Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest, and my phone began to ring off the hook. The media wanted to know what I thought of this case, so similar to my own. You see, Chen originally got in trouble in the …

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India’s Proposed Two-Child Policy



The southern Indian state of Kerala might be the next in a long line of governments attempting to destroy their own greatest resource: their people. According to on-the-ground reports obtained by PRI, elements in the Keralan government are attempting to pass what they innocuously call “The Women’s Code Bill.” This bill, if passed, would create a two-child policy in the state of Kerala, in an attempt to curb India’s “overpopulation” problem. Like other restrictive birth …

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“Illegal Children” Abducted by Chinese Authorities and Trafficked Abroad



According to a report in the Caixin Century magazine, population control officials in the Chinese province of Hunan seized at least 16 babies born in violation of the one-child policy, sent them to state-run orphanages, and then sold them abroad for adoption. In the words of Steven W. Mosher, China expert and president of the Population Research Institute, “if this is true (which we at PRI believe it to be based on our own research …

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“Illegal” Babies Abducted by Chinese Population Control Officials



As Beijing continues to vigorously pursue its infamous one-child policy, PRI has gathered evidence showing that Chinese villagers who cannot afford to pay these fines have their “illegal” children abducted and sold by Chinese population control officials. It is well known that those who violate the one-child policy have sometimes been subjected to coerced abortions or, if they have already given birth, have been forced to pay punitive fines and have been sterilized. For example, …

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For the Record …



The Latin American director of the Population Research Institute, Carlos Polo, recently charged that the United Nations’ donation of 20,000 “female condoms” given to Peru’s “family planning” programs are part of a “huge business” that involves more than $33 billion worldwide. Polo clarified on Dec. 13 that the 20,000 female condoms were given free-of- charge to Peru, but that once they are included officially as part of the government’s family planning program, “the Peruvian State …

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