Expert: Easing of One-Child Policy Partially Good
Says It Offers Only Glimmer of Progress in China
By Karna Swanson
BEIJING, MAY e0, 2008 (Zenit.org).- While it’s good news that China is relaxing its one-child policy for victims of the country’s recent earthquake, one mustn’t forget the “sad brutality” of the rule, according to author Mark Miravalle.
The Chengdu Population and Family Planning Committee of the Sichuan province, hit hard by the May 12 earthquake, announced Monday that families affected by the disaster can obtain a certificate to have another child.
The earthquake, China’s deadliest since 1976, struck the Sichuan province of China with a magnitude of 7.9. The death toll is over 68,000, but it is expected to rise as more than 20,000 are still missing…