Wednesday, September 28, 2005

"One child rule"

I found these pictures while I was researching Chinas "One child rule". China is considered the most populous country in the world. Time magazines June 2005 issue puts Chinas population at 1.3 billion. In 1979 China was faced with a huge population explosion and worries of how to take care of and feed all of it's people. Chinas "one child rule" was inacted by the Chinese government at that time. Families that violated this policy risked being fined or worse. The picture above is of a billboard in China promoting this policy. China is also working to encourage families to keep their daughters instead of abandoning them in hopes of having a boy. The billboard in china below is an example of this.

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