August 14, 2013
The End of China's One-Child PolicyTopics: China
When money is involved, forget about ethics.
According to Matthew Boesler of the Business Insider on August 3rd, more light is shed on to this policy.
China sees its population aging with no likely replacements, no social security or medicare so its time for this communist totalitarian regime to rethink it's strategy and abandon their 50 year-old law which condoned murder of the unborn.
Simply stated: Follow the Money:
As Dexter Roberts noted at Bloomberg's Business Week back in April 2012:
Molly Zhang, a 31-year-old account manager in the lighting industry, just had her second son. Now she has to pay a fine likely to total 30,000 yuan ($4,760), roughly equal to her annual salary, for violating China's one-child policy.Read more here.
Even for an average white-collar worker in Dongguan, this is a lot of money. But I didn't want to have just one child says Zhang, adding that paying the penalty is necessary to get her child a household registration document, without which education and employment would be impossible.
Last year's publication of China' 2010 census, which revealed a much more pronounced decline in births than previously estimated, galvanized 20 or so of China's top demographers, sociologists, and economists to advocate ending the one-child policy.
It is time to think about removing this policy decided 30 years ago China's situation has changed so much, says Gu Baochang, a demographer at Renmin University of China in Beijing and one of the informal leaders of the group, which has twice submitted petitions to China's top leaders urging them to reform or end the policy.
Cross posted from WeThePeople.
Posted by DancingCzars at August 14, 2013 2:56 PM
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