China's One Child Policy

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In 1980, the Chinese Government implemented population containment by way of a ‘ One-Child Police’, to alleviate its social and economic problems (Jiang, 2010). The population had been well-controlled during the past 30 years and according to the National Bureau of Statistics, the policy has helped prevent 400 million births and contributed greatly to economic growth (Government net, 2011). However, the one- child policy is like a "double edged sword". Although there are positive outcomes, From the policy, there are also many negative issues which have resulted. This report focused on the reasons for the implementation of the police and its positive and negative aspects. 2.0 The ‘One-Child Policy’ Since the People's Republic of China found, the one-child policy is the most important part of the basic national policy. 2.1 Reason for Implementation By the late of 1970s, the Chinese Government initiated One-Child policy, the purpose of this policy was to limit the great majority of family units in the country to one child each (Pletcher,2011). The reason to carry out this policy was to reduce the growth rate of China’s enormous population. In 1978, the China’s population was rapidly increasing and getting close to one billion. In order to solve this problem, the Chinese leader, Deng Xiaoping was beginning to give serious consideration to what can make China’s population growth rate slow down (Pletcher, 2011)(Torrent, 2010). A program was announced in late 1978, which said

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