One-child policy of China
February 28, 2011 3:42am CST
Lately, some people in China signed a proposal urging the abolition of the one-child family planning policy which doesn't fit into current national situation of China any longer. But we know the population is still quite large in China and do you think it's about time we took some steps?
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• United Kingdom
30 Mar 11
I think that we need to know what the current population of China is. Also we could work out the future population growth. Good luck to the people that have signed a proposal urging the abolition of the one child policy. I think that a Chinese couple should be able to have as many children as they like and can afford. One child tends to be lonely but two children give company to each other. If each family have two children then the population will stay around the same. Maybe with the one child policy the population has been halved. The Chinese people have to be careful not to upset the Chinese government. They seem to be such a harsh government in my opinion. I am all in favor of improving the lives of Chinese people.
26 Mar 11
im glad that they are already considering this law to be abolished. i feel sorry for the children who are not the first born but are not "alive" because they are hidden by their parents and does not have any live birth certificates. I hope that this will mark the start of this good news.
• Guangzhou, China
14 Mar 11
I strongly think that One Child Policy is wrong. I know our population is a problem. However, having one child is a much more serious problem. It not only affects to the family, but also the country. Try to imagine there is only one child for a family. So it is normal that this child will be spoiled. So in the future nobody wants to send their children to do any dangerous work. Besides, the child has a big burden when he/she grows up because he/she has to take care of at least his/her parents and meanwhile their own children. And try to imagine if there is any accident for this child, it will be a disaster for the family. I don't want more children, two children will be perfect. I love China
28 Feb 11
This is a really tough desicion. The first factor is population. China has a really big population and when the policy gets removed, then families will most likely make more children and China would have too many people. The second factor is demographics. The problem is, if they don't remove that, then there will be too many old people. And when too less young people work, then there will be not enough money to pay the older ones. This could be a fiasco, because China could have depts for this. So I'm really not sure what they should. If they would remove that, then they have to get another policy. And I don't want to hear that they plan to kill all the older people that are over 70 or something. That would be just gruesome.
28 Feb 11
I read an article awhile ago that the Government of China had realized their mistake in that area because when people get older they only have one child , this can be hard for an only child to take responsibilty of looking after elderly parents, its hard enough for people who have a whole bunch of kids...and with a population so large, as the western civilization people are living longer what happens to the elderly....the ones I feel sorry for in China are the ones who have the one child they are allowed and they lose that child, so sad...I think maybe it is time they do a re-think.
• Guwahati, India
28 Feb 11
Hi Soochow, I know about the one child policy adopted by the Govt. If we look into the expanding population this is a welcomed move but from the view of family tie at least two children, regardless to their gender should have been better. Now India sticks to two child each family. However this has not been formally put to the Govt. gazette.
28 Feb 11
Population is a really big factor of the economic situation in any country. Some countries are in dire need of manpower. They need immigrants because of their aging society. China is actually blessed to have a lot of citizens. It is all in how responsible they can be to support themselves and their family.