Limiting Children in China (Still working on it) Essay

Submitted By shymonster21
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HISTORY: About 50 years ago, Zhou Enlai was a prominent and respected leader of the Communist movement in China. Since China’s population was a problem at that time, he believed that he was responsible for creating China’s first national program to limit births. Starting in 1971, the Chinese Government tried to limit population growth by rewarding smaller families and penalizing larger families. For a while after that, no effort was made to restrict births in China; and the birthrate was well over 30,000. A few years later in 1979, the One-Child Policy was passed in China, and families were only allowed to have one child. If a family were to have more than one child without permission, they would have to pay a large fine that amounts to about $3,200 in the United States. If a woman got pregnant without permission and she couldn’t pay the fine, she would most likely be subjected to a forced abortion. {Zhou Enlai’s view on the growth of the Chinese population was controlling population growth is a requirement to economic development. He felt that it was necessary to restrict…}
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