Population in China
China has had population problems since I can remember, back then; I used to believe their biggest problem was riding bikes instead of cars. However, after I had read a fewarticles about the topic I found out their problem is way beyond bikes.
In order to understand china’s population problem, it is necessary to take a look at the numbers: China’s population is about1.3 billion, that’s 20% of world’s population. It means 1 of every 5 people of the planet is Chinese. These numbers represent different problems for China. On one side we have pollution. Zhao Weijun,deputy director of the air pollution department of NEPA (National Environment Policy Act), reported in 1997 in “China Environment News” that the residents of many of China’s largest cities were livingunder long-term, harmful air quality conditions. That information was taken from an article published by the “World Resources Institute”.
On the other side we have the one child policy, whichsounds much better than it really is. This policy was established in 1979, although it was a temporary measure, it continues until now. It limits couples to have one child only, as I already said, itsounds like a good plan for birth control. But Matt Rosenberg, an award-winning professional geographer, explains the effects of this policy in his article published at www.geography.about.com. He saysthat this rule has caused a disdain for female infants; abortion, neglect, abandonment, and even infanticide have been known to occur to female infants. The result of such family planning behavior hasresulted in the disparate ratio of 119 males for every 100 females, according to Rosenberg Normally, 105 males are naturally born for every 100 females.
So, what is China doing to change this?Millions of sibling-less people in China are now young adults in or nearing their child-bearing years, a special provision allows millions of couples to have two children legally. If a couple is composed...
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