China – The One Child Policy.

November 22nd, 2013

Cai Dong Yan, 30 an insurance broker and her husband Lin Ru, 29 who sells futures for a financial company live in Quixa, Shandong provionce, with their son, Lin Yi Ran who is two. Dong Yan got sterilized last year because she cannot afford to have an accident. It is not compulsory to be sterilized in China after having one child but it is encouraged and the government give a token financial reward to families who get a certificate to prove they have been sterilized.
Its over thirty years (1978) since the Mao’s Chinese government brought in the One Child Policy in a bid to control the world’s biggest, growing population. It has been successful, in controlling growth, but has led to other problems. E.G. a gender in-balance with a projected 30 million to many boys babies; Labour shortages and a lack of care for the elderly.