One-Child Policy

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Chen Guangcheng speaks at the Catholic University of America, Oct 9, 2019.

Who is Chen Guangcheng? Chinese human rights activist to speak at RNC

Aug 26, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

One of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26 will be Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese lawyer... Read more

An old Chinese woman walks with her granddaughter.

China’s one-child policy will leave lasting damage, expert warns

Aug 29, 2019

Although China announced it was ending its one-child policy in 2015, the effects of the communist regime’s controversial measure will... Read more

China may lift its two-child policy - here's what that could mean  

May 23, 2018

Amid reports that China may be considering putting an end to its two-child policy, experts are questioning the extent of... Read more

What's it like to be an 'invisible' child under China's one-child policy?

Mar 5, 2017

For some 35 years, the population of China was strictly controlled by the Communist government’s one-child policy.  Read more

Why many women in China won't celebrate Mother's Day

May 8, 2016

By Elise Harris

Mothers across the globe are celebrating Mother’s Day today with their husbands and children. But for many women in China,... Read more

Why China's two-child policy won't alter its human rights horrors

Jan 25, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from... Read more

China replaces one-child policy with two-child policy

Oct 29, 2015

The Chinese government has moved its cap on the number of children per family from one to two, the state’s... Read more

Why no one wants to talk about China's female suicide problem

May 24, 2015

By Elise Harris, Kate Veik

Zhang Xihuan doesn't know what was going through her mind when she swallowed a mouthful of the pesticide stored behind... Read more

Crying woman.

Despite changes, 'genocide' of China’s one-child policy endures, activists say

May 11, 2015

Human rights advocates told a congressional commission of the “terrifying” practices of China’s coercive one-child policy and lamented forced abortion... Read more

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Institute rallies activism against China's one-child policy

Mar 14, 2014

The Population Research Institute has launched a new campaign to encourage effective human rights activism among those concerned about the... Read more

Reggie Littlejohn meets Pope Francis during the 2013 MaterCare International Conference in Rome

Women's rights activist among 'Top 10' of Vatican magazine

Feb 6, 2014

By Elise Harris

Reggie Littlejohn, known for her work opposing forced abortion and gendercide in China, has been named as one of “Inside... Read more

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Reports of a more lax one-child policy in China 'misleading'

Nov 15, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Recent news that the Chinese government is easing its one child policy is “very misleading” because they do not address... Read more

Chen Guangcheng speaks at Catholic University of America, Oct. 2, 2013.

Human rights promotion fights totalitarianism, activist says

Oct 19, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has asked the international community to support and protect basic human rights and values... Read more

Chen Guangcheng announces his new Catholic University of America fellowship on October 2, 2013.

Chinese pro-life activist awarded human rights fellowships

Oct 2, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng has announced a new three-year partnership with the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.,... Read more

Reggie Littlejohn meets Pope Francis during the 2013 MaterCare International Conference in Rome.

One-child policy still a massive threat to women, expert warns

Sep 25, 2013

By Elise Harris

In wake of the 33rd anniversary of China's one-child policy, a women's rights activist has raised concern about those who... Read more

Reggie Littlejohn. Photo

China one-child policy denounced as violating women's rights

Aug 31, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As stories of forced abortions continue to surface in China, a women’s rights activist is arguing that the nation’s one-child... Read more

Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey welcomes Chen Guangcheng to the United States.

Activist's departure from NYU draws fear of Chinese pressure

Jun 19, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Amid reports that blind pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng is being asked to leave New York University, some human rights defenders... Read more

Chen Guangcheng appears in a youtube video after escaping from house arrest in China on April 22, 2012.

State Department asked to aid Chen Guangcheng's nephew

May 15, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A bipartisan coalition of Congress members has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, calling for government... Read more

Chen Guangcheng gives his message from New York City with the Freedom Tower in the background (File Photo-CNA).

Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention

Dec 4, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The deteriorating human rights situation in China should inspire action on the part of the Chinese government and people, as... Read more

Speaker Boehner greeting Chen Guangcheng.

Congressional leaders support Chinese pro-life activist

Aug 3, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bipartisan leaders of Congress came together in the nation’s capital on Aug. 1 to meet with and offer their support... Read more