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Essay On China's One Child Policy

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During the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Mao Zedong encouraged the people of China to multiply and create manpower. There was no official policy in but the government’s condemned contraceptives and banned the import of some. As a result, the population of China doubled over the next few years. The population in China grew from 540 million in 1949 to 940 million in 1976. China`s One-Child policy was a temporary policy to control the population of China. The government feared over population. Beginning in 1970, citizens were encouraged to marry at later ages and have only two children. The Family Planning Policy was enforced many different ways. Both parents had to pay a "family planning fine”. The fee was…show more content…
Along with many more men married than women. As a result of this policy there were millions of forced abortions and sterilizations. There were millions of voluntary abortions of female fetuses because mothers wanted their “One Child” to be a boy. Such abortions have numbered about 7 million a year, according to China’s Health Ministry.” Demographically, Many Chinese are entering retirement and China`s population has fewer young people entering the work force to provide for their retirement, healthcare and continued economic growth. Exponential population growth means in the population at a constant rate over a unit of time. It is called exponential growth because the population is multiplied in geometrical ratio. The last 100 years have seen a massive increase in the population, due to medical advances, lower mortality rates, and an increase in agricultural productivity. Worldwide there is enough food is produced to feed everyone, but this food does not always reach those in need. Every year 11 million children under the age of five die from hunger or hunger-related diseases (Lean, Hinrichsen and Markham, 1990).There has been growth in food production with the development of GMO`s, a disease-resistant of crop that use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to keep insects from killing crops. Entire colonies of bees are dying from GMOs, which have pesticides that weaken their immune system. The problem is that many
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