We are underfunded by over 50% this month. $16,946 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

China to maintain 1-child policy; signal of future change?

Catholic World News - March 12, 2013

The Chinese government has announced that it will maintain its family-planning policy but will merge its National Population and Family Planning Commission into its Ministry of Health--a move that may signal a future weakening of the policy.

“The way to interpret this is that the laws are still in effect, but the judges and the policemen have all been fired,” said Wang Feng, director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy in Beijing. “Soon the laws will also change.”

“What the government is doing is a major political move and they cannot make or announce all the policy changes that go along with it in one day,” he added. “Leaders are aware of the changing demographics. The one-child policy has taken a toll on the labor force and has jeopardized the future economy … The family planning commission employs more than 500,000 people and it will be difficult to change this bureaucracy and what it has done for so many years.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($16,946 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,053.70
48% 52%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Snowbound thoughts on natural law 6 hours ago
The best argument against the 'celibate gay Catholics' 20 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12