One Child Policy In China

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Containing Its People Some say that China’s one-child policy is inhumane. Some say it is imperative. The reality of the situation in China is that the country is overpopulated. A one-child policy is definitely needed. With rewards and incentives, the policy can even be considered voluntary. Finally, if one looks at the numbers and evaluates things, he or she could see how effective this one-child policy has been. In the past three decades, China’s one-child population policy has been necessary, voluntary, and effective. China’s population has always been, for the most part, the largest in the whole world. And a one-child policy is necessary to solve this dilemma. Plenty of problems have come along with this “achievement,” or, as some might say, “curse.” Peng Zhiliang, a Chinese journalist, states how the growth of China’s population has put a gigantic strain on China’s resources. A large population also makes it harder to better the economy, or to increase the per capita GNP (gross national profit). A baby boom in China in the 1950’s would have really increased the population if family planning laws were not instituted. In urban areas in China, most incomes are low. If there were even more people, the already low incomes would take an even greater hit. And one of the worst parts of having a high population is that not everyone can get a decent education. Many Chinese students do not get the opportunity to enter college, some not even middle school. The Chinese are beginning to realize that in order for their progeny to have better lifestyles, the population must be decreased (Document A). With all the famines and floods that China has, something has to be done for it to be able to feed its entire population. And on top of these problems, China’s population is expected to increase by nearly one-third of a billion by 2050. With this vast amount
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