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    China Promises Relaxed One-Child Policy: Will It Deliver?

    Chinese Communist party leaders recently declared in an official communiqué that the government could begin to slightly relax its infamous one-child policy. Though vague, the new plan will apparently allow certain couples to have more than one child, assuming one of the parents is an only child. But the U.S. … More

    Chen Guangcheng’s Defense of Human Rights

    Distinguished human rights activist Chen Guangcheng called on world leaders to take action on religious oppression, forced abortion, and other human rights violations by China’s Communist government last week in a lecture delivered at Princeton University. Chen became famous for opposing China’s oppressive one-child policy. His inaugural address as a … More

    The Tragedy of Forced Abortion Abroad

    On January 11, 2011, Lili Zeng was nine months pregnant. Her pregnancy violated Chinese law. With a signature from her ex-husband, seven family planning officials forcibly restrained her and injected a needle into her abdomen. Within hours she delivered her baby, and the next day her newborn baby died. Zeng’s … More

    North Korea’s Crimes Against Humanity

    The United Nations commission of inquiry on human rights abuses in North Korea began taking testimony from defectors in South Korea yesterday. It is the first U.N. commission to investigate whether North Korea’s human rights abuses could be classified as crimes against humanity. “Crimes against humanity” are legally defined as … More

    A Picture of State-Sanctioned Horror

    The image circulating online of a Chinese woman lying next to her dead child, reportedly killed after a forced abortion at seven months, has renewed international outrage over the atrocities of China’s one-child policy. The over three-decades-old policy that severely restricts the number of children allowed per couple in China … More

    'I Cannot Be Silent': Chen Guangcheng Speaks on Abuse, Forced Abortion

    Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng called into a congressional hearing again yesterday, detailing reported abuse of his relatives and friends in the wake of his escape. When lauded for his courage and tireless advocacy for victims of forced abortion and involuntary sterilization, Chen simply remarked, through translation: “I am not a … More