China 's One Child Police

2169 WordsMay 5, 20169 Pages
Christopher Giles China’s One Child Police in A Nutshell Thursday, May 4, 2016 (Class) “It is possible that these millions of suns, along with thousands of millions more we cannot see, make up all together but a globule of blood or lymph in the veins of an animal, of a minute insect, hatched in a world of whose vastness we can frame no conception, but which nevertheless would itself, in proportion to some other world, be no more than a speck of dust,” Anatole France, The Garden of Epicurus. Last October, China ended its 35-year-old policy of restricting most urban families to one child. Commonly referred to as the "one-child" policy, the restrictions were actually a collection of rules that governed how many children married couples…show more content…
China’s one-child policy may have worked too well and its reversal may have come too late, according to demographers and economists (Clarke, A 2015). The vast country of China. The world most populous country in the word. China’s population with well over one billion people, and making up 18.72 percent of the total world population. China, the largest nation in the world has had major challenges with controlling the world’s largest population. China’s population was simply out of control. In the face of major moral and social hurdles and scrutiny addressing human rights and population control, the world watched as China attempted to address its high population levels. Unfortunately, China’s approach to addressing population control to the rest of the world seemed cruel and unreasonable violating human rights. The one-child policy, official program initiated in the late 1970s and early ’80s by the Central Government of China, the purpose of which was to limit the great majority of family units in the country to one child each. The rationale for implementing the policy was to reduce the growth rate of China’s enormous population. Establishment and implementation The establishment and implementation of China’s One Child Policy embarked on intense effort to address population control. Promoting birth control and family planning in 1949 the People’s Republic failed to control the growth of China’s population due to sporadic and voluntary participation
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