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The one-child policy The brutal truth

July 22, 2012


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, […]

China’s ‘unwanted’ single women feel the pressure | The Raw Story

July 19, 2012


Xu, a pretty woman in her 30s, warily walked into a Beijing singles club in a bid to shed her status as one of China’s “Unwanted”. Xu had not been to the “Garden of Joy” for more than a year but, with time and societal judgement weighing heavily on her, she returned with cautious hopes. […]

Forced Abortion Spurs Settlement

July 11, 2012


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


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 […]

Shanghai Metro advises women not to wear sexy clothes

June 27, 2012


A woman “covers up” in protest at Shanghai Metro’s microblog Have mercy for sexual perverts. Do not wear sexy clothes or you may provoke sexual harassment! According to SCMP, Shanghai Metro tells women to “have self-respect” and not to wear sexy cloths in its microblog. It posts a photo of a young woman in a […]

China forced-abortion woman suffering state harassment, lawyer says

June 26, 2012


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 […]

Shanghai Metro ‘dress code’ warning sparks debate

June 26, 2012


June. 26, 2012 Shanghai Metro, apparently seeking to be proactive about the problem of sexual harassment on their trains, posted this picture to the city’s Number 2 Subway Line Weibo account last week. It was a warning to women — do not dress provocatively. Here’s a screenshot, with a (hilarious) translation from Google (click to […]

China ex-official accused in rape of over 10 girls (China)

May 27, 2012


Former official in a central Chinese city allegedly raped more than 10 girls © Authorities have detained a former official in a central Chinese city for allegedly raping more than 10 girls. Officials in Yongcheng city referred queries Sunday to a statement by the city government that said Li Xingong confessed during a police […]

Human Rights Activist: ‘A Woman Takes Her Life Every Three Seconds in China’

May 16, 2012


“A woman takes her life every three minutes in China,” and men outnumber women by 40 million because of the “systematic elimination of girls” through forced abortion and sterilizations resulting from China’s one-child policy, said Chai Ling. By Melanie Hunter ( – “A woman takes her life every three minutes in China,” and men outnumber women by […]

China’s family planning Illegal children will be confiscated

July 21, 2011


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 […]