It has become an uncontrollable part of the Chinese culture, and it has gotten to the point where the options to fix the evil it has caused has outweighed the situation it has become.
From what I get from this, it’s not what China as a whole wanted to happen, but its unfortunately part of the culture that was forced into their other cultures, and it has become a disturbing situation.
I’m not against the culture of population control; I just think that they are doing it the wrong way. The way China is going about this population control may be the most sensible way to them, but it creates more problems than it solves.
Because of this population control, it has affected gender ratios.
By forcing one child per household, it forced people to either kill their babies, or kick their kids out at young ages, not really fixing the problem.
When this was first put into effect, people were just having kids and abandoning them, and other families were picking them up.
So, instead of controlling the population, the kids were being torn from their families and bounced around the country, not helping the population issue in any measure.
To put all of this into perspective, the “Plight of the Little Emperors” passage from our book gives real life examples of the affects that this cultural evil has on people on a personal level.
They think the only alternative to this is abortion, and they think that its ok and it’s the thing to do.
So now, there are actually people fighting against this new policy, not even thinking about the fact that the abortion rate will be extremely high also. They are so worried about keeping the population down in their country that they are willing to kill their unborn child to do it.