October 21, 2011
a much more bone chilling news report.
[http://www.chinasmack.com/2012/stories/7-month-pregnant-woman-forced-into-labor-to-abort-unborn-baby.html|The recent news report.
This post might sound cold and harsh, but I've lived in Mainland rural China for the past ten years (and yes, away from the coast and the big cities). I'm Canadian born and raised, but made the decision to move here for countless reasons.
The one child policy is one of the only ways that the can keep the population growth under control. If a husband and wife choose to have a family, and they are both single children, they can have two kids. If a husband and wife are farmers in rural China, and the first child is a girl, they can have a second child. I know quit ea few people who are Han Chinese and have two kids (if your first child has a mole on their face, or not a high enough IQ you can apply to have a second child, sounds terrible, but the rules are becoming lax). If you are a minority; Tibetan, Mongolian or Manchu for example you can have as many kids as you like. The one child law is only for Han Chinese (it would be like the Canadian government saying this law only affects those of European decent in Canada).
As Nana said above, most people don't really understand how "big" the population is over here until they spend a day... think like this. You know Canada's Wonderland? Or think Disney World. Where you have all those rides and you have to wait in line for oodles of amounts of time and all the pushing and shoving, stepping on others toes, the bumps, the random grope here and there, the wondering where your friend is at, the pee dance while you wait. And all this on "school days" where these places have specials for schools.
Welcome to most of the big cities in China everyday.
Where Beijing yesterday had a hazardous
level for air quality, yes millions still flock to cities like Beijing and Shanghai and Tianjin and Shenzhen for work. Where serial killers basically roam free in migrant cities like Baotou or Xi'an or Suzhou. (And this is simply because of the population and the government being lazy not doing their jobs.)
It is sickening that officials forced these abortions on these women, and this is where it might sound cold for me to say this, but I am glad things like this are coming to light. If you have read that first article I posted where it says no one know how many forced abortions happen each year, it's a State Secret, the more these things get reported, the less they will happen.
It is a terrible situation these women being forced to abort their children. Please understand that it is not all of China and I don't even think that the CCP head guys in Beijing like the fact that this goes on in the country. I think it has more to do with greedy lower level municipal officials and their lackies who want to move up in the politics of the CCP by obeying the law. I mean if Bo Xilai can do it and be set free after all he's done, why can't they?
But then again, if these women are being forced to have an abortion, I think the bigger question should be, why do most of the CCP officials who are Han Chinese have two kids? Because the 40,000rmb is nothing to them, where someone from a rural village might never see 40,000rmb in two or three life times.
There are some pretty serious things happening here at the moment, and quite a few of them nation-changing. The CCP is dying they just refuse to admit to it. The death grip style of leadership does not work, no matter how much they try to put the modern-way-of-life-in- China back (genie) into the bottle, it no longer fits. China has improved in leaps and bounds in the past ten years... the people here are still learning their footing.