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Should China Lift the One-Child Policy

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Should the Chinese Government Lift the One-Child Policy?

1.2 billion, 21% of the world's population.
Since 1978, China has been implementing the one-child policy, a law that restricts the number of children married couples are allowed to have in both rural and urban areas. The Chinese government introduced this law to try and alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems.   The government claims that this policy has prevented 400 million births, (the equivalent population of Europe) over the past 30 years.  
The limit has been strongly enforced in urban areas, but the actual implementation varies from location to location.[19] In most rural areas, families are allowed to apply to have a second child if the first is a girl, has a physical disability, or mental illness,   Second children are subject to birth spacing (usually 3 or 4 years). Additional children will result in large fines.   Children born in overseas countries are not counted under the policy if they do not obtain Chinese citizenship. Chinese citizens returning from abroad can have a second child.[22]

Human rights
The one-child policy has always been a contention in violating human rights, as should the size of one’s family be determined.   During the1980’s there were numerous reports of women having forced sterilizations, forced abortions and babies being killed immediately after birth.  
In 2002, China outlawed the use of physical force to make a woman submit to an abortion or sterilization, but it is not entirely enforced.[41][51]

Population control
The Chinese authorities believe that the one-child policy has had a positive effect on China’s current economic growth; by controlling the population it has proven that there has been less strain on health care, education system and the emergency services. By limiting overpopulation there has been less requirement for housing, less waste production and less
The Chinese authorities thus consider the policy as a great success in...

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