Here are a couple links to stories about China’s "one child policy". I think you’ll find them… interesting… as the run-up to the Olympics races forward.
First, read through this piece from John Smeaton, director of the The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children:
Anthony Ozimic, SPUC political secretary, has commented today on how Western media outlets are disseminating misinformation by the Chinese Communist regime allegedly implying that China might scrap or significantly relax its one-child, forced-abortion population control policy.
Reuters and the Guardian have today published reports analysing comments by Zhao Baige, Chinese’s population control minister, to a Beijing press conference. The headlines read "China could scrap its one-child policy" and "China considers ending one-child policy", even though nothing in the minister’s comments suggests such a move.
Anthony comments: "Experts know that the Chinese Communist regime makes misleading statements about human rights when the international spotlight is on China, such as now in the run-up to the Olympics. Such statements are intended for Western consumption only and specifically designed to mislead Westerners into wishful thinking that the regime’s crimes against humanity, such as the one-child policy, are coming to an end.
"The false claim by the Guardian’s Tania Branigan that the one-child policy’s ‘enforcement system is far less punitive than in the 80s and early 90s’ is one such example of how the Chinese regime has been successful in planting such misinformation into the Western media.
"After the Olympics, the Western media should conduct on-the-ground investigations into the one-child policy’s implementation, where they will discover the reality of continuing forced abortions rather than the myths the Communist regime has led them to believe," Anthony concludes.
Pictured is Hui Rong Mesrinejad, a refugee from the one-child policy (read more about her story here).
And from our friend the hermeneutical Fr. Finigan:
China’s "Population Control Minister" (shouldn’t that title itself put you on your guard just a little?) has been reported as indicating that China might scrap its one child policy. Since his actual comments said nothing of the sort, the spin doctors must have been working hard. See Anthony Ozimic’s comments: One-child policy misinformation being planted in Western media. See also John Smeaton’s post today on one-child policy propaganda.
As the late Dr John S. Aird, former senior China specialist at the U.S. Bureau for the Census (a world expert on China’s one-child policy), said five years ago:
"The Chinese family planning authorities are continuing their old trick of talking tough to their own people while giving a gentle image to the gullible foreigners. It is a clumsy, transparently obvious trick, but it still works as it has in the past. That is why the Chinese authorities still use it! When will the foreigners wise up?"
For a reminder of the sensitive way that the Chinese communist authorities have promoted the one child policy, see my post from last year: Your home will be destroyed and your cows taken away if you don’t abort. Other wall writing included "Better blood flowing like a river than one extra birth." and "One excess birth, whole village sterilized!"