The Chinese government announced Monday that couples can have up to three children amid a sharp fall in the country’s birth rate.
The May 31 announcement, described as a major policy shift, followed a meeting of the Politburo, the decision-making body of the Chinese Communist Party, chaired by President Xi Jinping.
China’s National Bureau of Statistics said earlier this month that the country recorded 12 million births in 2020, the lowest number reported since the 1960s. The figure means that China has a below replacement-level fertility rate of 1.3.
China recently unveiled the results of its latest once-a-decade census. The population grew to 1.41 billion, up by 5.38% over 10 years. This amounted to an average annual rise of 0.53%, lower than the figure of 0.57% recorded from 2000 to 2010.
In its latest five-year plan, the Chinese Communist Party said that it wanted to “optimize its birth policy” and “improve the quality of the population,” prompting concerns that the 2021-2025 blueprint had a eugenic dimension. China scholar Leta Hong Fincher commented: “What caught my eye was that they actually use specific language saying that China needs to ‘upgrade population quality.’ They need to ‘optimize their birth policy.’ They even use a term … which is effectively emphasizing the role of eugenics in population planning in China.”
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This is such a tragic example of the effects of Communism. What will their totalitarian dictators now say to the people, “We forced you to kill some of your children. But, we miscalculated.”?!
The Chinese Communist Party is not only a major threat to our nation and other nations, it’s brutal to the people of China.
Let us pray for the fall of the CCP and for the Chinese people, including those persecuted for their faith.
We just concluded a special time of prayer for China: In 2007, Pope Benedict designated May 24, the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, as a Worldwide Day of Prayer for the Church in China. In March, Cardinal Bo called for that day of prayer to be expanded into an octave, observed May 23-30.
Did the China Cabinet issue this new policy?
Birthing children at the behest of the State is almost as repugnant as murdering or contracepting children at the behest of the State. It’s also much less likely to work.
Several eastern european countries are also offerinig cash incentives, remission of taxes to encourage more births. I read about one country offering finance deals on family vans for families with more than 14 children.
There’s a difference between assisting families that already have or plan to have children and treating people like cattle, to be culled or bred as the State decides it has need. The PRC doesn’t care about families: it’s panicking over insufficient workers and soldiers for its imperial designs.
Can’t trust these heathens. They will change any law at any time to achieve their current goal. The Communists are never to be trusted