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One Chil Policy
Since joining the website, I’m learning very much about Chinese thinking and concerns. I am an African-American and I don’t pretend to know China like those of Chinese descent. I’m just here to offer my opinions and learn more about China. When in college I took a course in Chinese history so I know China has come a long way and has a long way to go. I'm very impressed by the wide variety of issues and the deep concern Chinese citizen have for their country current situations and it's future.|
In regard to the one child policy in China, I think it’s a good policy for China, but the way it is implemented and administered need to be adjusted to take into consideration the various situations of individual citizen couples. I don’t think the policy should be applied equally to everyone.
One problem created by the one child policy is the devaluing of female life where couple have abortions to get rid of their female child, because they want male child. Somewhere in read couple want male child to carry on the family name and in another place I read they want male child so he can take care of them in old age. I think the solution to both these desires (carry on name and take care of old parents) is that women needs more rights. These rights would include equality in pay in employment, and perhaps more controversial, when women marry, they keep their family name but also take their husband’s name. So if a woman’s name is Ling Zhou and she marry a man with family name Wu, then her name become Ling Zhou Wu. Many women in the west do this to maintain their family name, but this can only happen as women are treated as equal to men.
However, I really think the problems with population is not limited to China. The problems with population is not just over population, but with imbalanced populations (in terms of age, gender, economics, birth rate and death rate due to disease and hunger). Some populations taking far more of their share of world resources and producing far more than there fair share of waste. Also there is the problem of ownership and under use of some land. If corporations would do right, they could create irrigation of some desert areas to produce more livable and agriculture land. Better efforts would be made to recycle waste. Also citizens everywhere would be educated on world and their own county’s population, waste, recycle and other efforts.
In addition, I think too many big corporations take short cuts to profits and create too much pollution while developing the things use by modern societies. The population in the U.S.A is only 5% of world population but use about 25 to 30 % of world resources and create about 30% or the world’s waste. See this web site for population figures: http://www.xist.org/earth/his_proj_continent.aspx
So, I think the one child policy is a good idea for China, but need to be implemented in a more creative way so it don’t adversely affect the balance of boys to girls. But along with the one child policy a system for caring for elderly parents need to be created or made stronger. One child can’t care for two elderly parent and their own child or children. And I think a more world wide comprehensive population analysis need to be done, including recognizing all the associated problems and then come up with solutions that are best for each country or areas within a country to overcome all the imbalances I cited above.