The New Motives in China
by Celia Mekid on November 15, 2013 - 11:59pm
For decades now, certain policies of China defined their state as having a lot of power on the citizen’s lives. These policies include the one-child family restrictions and the “re-education through labor” camps. In the article ‘China to Ease Longtime Policy of 1-Child Limit’ published on November 15th, 2013 and written by Chris Buckly, new motives in China are being discussed. It talks about how the Communist Party states that The Chinese government plans on easing its one-child family restrictions, putting an end to those “re-education through labor” camps as well as positively bring changes to the economy.
These changes were put to discussion and announced by the party. They included the ambitious and thought of as potential propositions that were suggested in order to enable the remodeling of China’s economy. Such suggestions will be managed through the support for better private participation in finance, promising market competition in several important parts of the economy, and vowing better property protection and compensation for confiscated land when leading with farmers.
Easing on the one-child restrictions will bring immense modifications to the country of China. This restriction was originally introduced as a solution to the great fears that China’s population would consume way too many resources and suffocate growth. However, this policy has brought many negative reactions from the Chinese citizens as well as public anger and disapproval often concerning the many that were forced to get an abortion. These laws that take away the power of the citizens also have created a population of 1.34 billion that is growing old quite fast, even before China establishes a fixed hold in wealth. Many experts have for years recommended some reduction of the controls in China.
In my opinion, the law that did not permit citizens to have more than one child is considered as a negative attribute towards the civil rights of the Chinese population. It is refusing to let the women in China be in control of their own reproductive systems and the fact that some women are even forced to abort is horrifying to me. I do believe that it is a positive thing that this law is being put to ease as it could bring a movement to the Chinese Civil Rights, however, I still consider that it could negatively affect the country as it could progress in the overpopulation and lead to suffocation and lack of resources.