Chinas One Child

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Hakop Jack Avetisyan Essay #1 [Choice#2] The one-child policy is a population control policy that was introduced in 1979 to relive social, economic, and environmental problems in China. At the time the growth rate of China’s population was very high and the main purpose of the policy was to limit the large family units in the country to one child each. After implementing the policy, the government hoped to see reduction in the growth rate of its enormous population. Sometimes couples can have a second child only if their first was a girl or had disabilities. As of today, China’s government believes that their one-child policy will result in a wealthier, healthier…show more content…
Since many men won’t be able to have a partner, it can trigger rape, prostitution, and forced marriages. The one-child policy is also unsuccessful because it has cause a gender imbalance which experts say ,”could cause outbreaks of violence in China and even war for the region” (documentary). Since there are more males than females in China now, in twenty years these males won’t have anyone to marry and experts tell us it can result is violence and war. The policy is like a treat to China in the long run so it makes absolutely no sense why the government thinks it’s so successful. The preference of males is also affecting many women, forcing early abortion and violating human rights. It has put many Chinese women in danger often being kidnapped and forced into marriage. In “Chinas Lost Girls” Lisa Ling interviews a women who was kidnapped and sold as a wife and she tells us , “it was very difficult for me..the man treated me very badly..when I tried to escape I was beaten badly” (documentary). This women and many like her are kidnapped and mistreated because of the growing gender imbalance. Men kidnap women because they aren’t too many of them. The policy is hurting many women and as long as this gender imbalance increases experts say the kidnappings will “only get worse” (documentary). The Chinese government believes the policy

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