13-year-old Chinese girl forced mom to abort second child

Alia | January 19th, 2015 - 7:54 pm
Cartoon by People's Daily

In many cultures, in rare cases would a child strongly oppose the idea of having siblings. But the issue is a very real one in China – resistant to a second child among families’ first child.

Chinese man who’s lived down a manhole in Beijing for the past 10 years said dignity was a luxury

Alia | December 10th, 2013 - 6:10 am

Several elderly impoverished migrant workers have been found to live in heating sewers at the heart of Beijing for decades. “Dignity isn’t for everyone.” One of the “manhole dwellers” said.

China to ease one-child policy. But is it too late and too little?

Alia | November 15th, 2013 - 11:21 pm

The ones that will be impacted the most by the policy change are urban Han families. How many of such families would actually have a second child, however, is a big question mark.

Daughter of former Chinese premier: “My biggest regret is having only one child.”

Alia | July 10th, 2013 - 2:31 am

Chinese netizens wouldn’t be angry if the quote wasn’t from Li Xiaolin, the “princess CEO” of China Power International Development, and more importantly, the only daughter of former Chinese premier Li Peng.

The new 24 exemplars of filial piety

Alia | August 18th, 2012 - 5:32 am

In early August, China’s National Bureau of Senior Affairs released the New 24 Filial Exemplars, which not only shows how the dynamics of family and of the parent-child relationship have changed in China, but also subtly tells a story of modern China as it is today.

Family inflicted with late-term abortion called traitors

Alia | June 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm

The family of the woman who was forced to abort a 7-month-old baby was labeled as “traitors” by villagers hired by local government for accepting interviews by foreign press. only days after China Daily called lower-level Party cadres to mind the international implications of their handling of domestic issues.

Promotional slogans of the One-child policy in China’s countryside

Alia | June 18th, 2012 - 2:39 am

To maintain low birth rate and meet statistic requirements, local family planning officials in China’s countryside have tried their best to come up with catchy slogans. Here is a sample of these promotion slogans.

Are you a survivor of China’s one-child policy?

Alia | June 15th, 2012 - 2:58 am

Tianya, China’s most active BBS, started a discussion yesterday, calling for people to share their stories of how they’ve survived forced abortions under China’s one-child policy.