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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

China Won’t Relax One-Child Policy

China has indicated that there are no plans to relax its coercive population control policies.  Its “one child" policy was introduced in the 1970s with the government pressuring couples to have only one child. Exceptions are made in some cases: of ethnic minorities or rural inhabitants, who may have a second child if their firstborn is a girl. The policy provides financial incentives and punitive fines for those who follow, or fail to follow it.   The United States government claims that the policy also has been enforced by forced abortion and sterilization. Source.  To read the complete story, please click here (last visited May 3, 2006, reo).

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