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Topics: Two-Child Policy

Father of Four Says He Was Forcibly Sterilized by China Family Planning Officials



A 42-year-old man and father of four has claimed that he was forcibly sterilized at the hands of local family planning authorities in Yunnan province in southwest China. The victim, a Mr. Hu, says that he was detained by family planning officials on the evening of February 8th while he was visiting a friend’s house for the Chinese New Year. According to Hu, several family planning officials arrived at the scene in plain clothes telling …

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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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PRI Review 2017, (v27 n1) January/February



Insure Essure Leaves the Market 1 The Ugly American 2 Carlos Polo Receives Award 3 May I Send You These Gifts? 4 CRS Activity in the D.R. Congo 6 Prayerful Persistence  8 From the Countries 9 What the U.S. Election Means 10 A Joyous and Hope Filled Year 12

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Women Continue to Face Coercion, Crippling Fines Under Two-Child Policy



This article was originally published with The Epoch Times, is reprinted with permission and does not fall under PRI’s Creative Commons 3.0 license.   It has been a year since China’s Communist Party announced that it would be ending its notorious one-child policy and replacing it with a new policy which now permits all married couples to have up to two children. Despite the change, which some observers have described as a relaxing of the planned …

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China’s Population Control Police Should Be Abolished



China’s family planning police are widely hated and feared by the Chinese people. And who can blame them? For the past three and half decades, the family planning police have been the enforcement arm of China’s brutal one-child policy, carrying out the Communist Party’s mandate that couples have no more than one child, or no more than two if the first child was a girl. Couples who did not comply with the policy could face …

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China’s “Black Children” Will come Out of the Shadows



For 25 long years Ah Fan has lived in the shadows. Conceived by her parents before they were of a legal age to marry and have children, government officials demanded that she be aborted. Instead, her mother went into hiding.

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Aborting Indian Democracy



Poll taxes, property requirements, and race and gender-based voting prohibitions codified thinly disguised discrimination in darker periods in United States history. Today, in the world’s largest democracy, local laws restrict political participation to people who have two or fewer children. Seven Indian states currently prohibit those with more than two children from holding local political office.[1] These laws allow persons who had more than two children before the law’s enactment to hold office. Any additional …

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Pope Visits Cemetery for Aborted Children in Korea



In many ways, South Korea is a great success story. Regular, peaceful elections have been held since the country transitioned to democracy in the 1980s, in sharp contrast to the despotic—some would say psychotic—regime in the north ruled by dictator-for-life Kim Jong-Un. The Samsungs and the Hyundais continue to roll off the assembly lines, shipped to consumers in the U.S. and around the world, and providing the South Koreans with one of the highest living …

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