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The one-child policy The brutal truth

July 22, 2012

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A shocking case of forced abortion fuels resentment against China’s one-child policy Jun 23rd 2012 | SHANGHAI | from the print edition IN THE photographs the young mother lies on a clinic bed, her hair obscuring her face. She appears as inert as the baby lying beside her. But 23-year-old Feng Jianmei is still alive, […]

Forced Abortion Spurs Settlement

July 11, 2012

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The Wall Street Journal July 11, 2012 The family of a Chinese woman whose forced late-term abortion last month rekindled a bitter nationwide debate over the country’s one-child policy agreed to accept more than $11,000 in compensation from the government as part of an out-of-court settlement. Josh Chin Feng Jianmei, 23 years old, and her […]

Compensation sought in China forced abortion: activist

July 9, 2012

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Agence France-Presse July 10, 2012 Victims of forced abortion at the hands of the One Child Policy seek justice. The husband of a Chinese woman whose forced abortion triggered outrage has headed to Beijing and is working with lawyers to seek compensation, a human rights activist said Monday. Chinese authorities, who restrict most families from […]

China forced-abortion woman suffering state harassment, lawyer says

June 26, 2012

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Family of Feng Jianmei attacked as ‘traitors’ for talking to foreigners after late termination sparked outrage on microblogs Feng Jianmei’s hospital was targeted by banner-wielding protesters at the weekend. Photograph: Quirky China News / Rex Features The family of a woman whose forced late-term abortion caused outrage in China have been attacked as “traitors” for […]

China’s family planning Illegal children will be confiscated

July 21, 2011

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The one-child policy is not just a human-rights abomination; it has also worsened a demographic problem Jul 21st 2011 | from the print edition “BEFORE 1997 they usually punished us by tearing down our houses for breaching the one-child policy…After 2000 they began to confiscate our children.” Thus Yuan Chaoren, a villager from Longhui county […]

The Double Persecution of Li: The Sufferings of a Chinese Woman Who Chose to Keep Her Girl

September 28, 2010

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AGA Field Report September 28, 2010 The Double Persecution of Li: The Sufferings of a Chinese Woman Who Chose to Keep Her Girl Li’s husband wanted a son.  He already had two daughters.  He asked his wife to try one more time, illegally, to bear a son.  She was determined to give the family a boy […]