Overpopulation in China

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Overpopulation in China Taking into consideration China’s robust economic growth over the last 20–25 years, there is little reservation that China’s has had positive impacts on the economy. Because of the increase of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), China has saved over 400 million people from definite poverty between the years 1979 to 2005 (The State Environmental Protection Administration, 2007). Despite this economic growth in urbanization and industrialization, there have arisen major concerns about the impact this economic growth and the over population has place on the environment. Over population in China have place large demands on sustainability such as water and air pollution, land degradation, and natural resources. In this…show more content…
There has been a one child per family policy that restricts families to only one child in order to maintain the population levels. An example of a consequence for not following the population control policies is but not limited to a taxation of up to 50% of the income received by that family. Other consequences could be unemployment or denial of government support. Even with strict policies Chinas government offers assistance at little to nothing cost to its citizens. The largest assistance provided is birth control and various other contraceptives. In efforts to cut down on pollution to the environment china is advancing their efforts in more economically safer methods of transportation. If china can continue to advance their efforts in population control and environmental impact they can provide a healthier way of life for its citizens. It is also important to remember that longer life expectancy can lead to an unsafe amount of overpopulation due to the availability of resources and space.

Environmental Implications
According to the (Chinese government has used several methods to control population growth. In 1979) China started the “one child per family policy” (Juali Li 563). The poli9cy stated that citizens must obtain a birth certificate before the birth of their children. The citizens would be offered special benefits if they agreed to have only one child. Citizens who did have more than
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