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Written on Apr, 06, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Mei’s presentation at Sidwell Friends School: Since its inception 35 years ago, China’s “one child” policy has borne dramatic consequences for the country’s demographics, economy, and culture, said the 34th Annual John Fisher Zeidman ’79 Memorial Lecturer, Mei Fong, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. The restrictions on family size originally were contrived so that the country’s resources would stretch among its many people. Enforcement …

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China should be an object lesson on the dangers of state intervention into the womb. By MEI FONG Special to The Times WITH immigration and reproductive rights as hot-button issues in upcoming U.S. elections, it’s worth considering how China’s one-child policy — recently expanded to a two-child limit — has affected its largest trading partner. In a nutshell, the one-child …

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When Communist Party leaders adopted the one-child policy in 1980, they hoped curbing birth-rates would help lift China’s poorest and increase the country’s global stature. But at what cost? Now, as China closes the book on the policy after more than three decades, it faces a population grown too old and too male, with a vastly diminished supply of young …

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Starts at about 36:00: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06x3xdp This week Nihal will be joined by Brenda Edwards who will be performing a song from the musical Hairspray at Elton John’s piano. Director, Charles Randolph-Wright brings Motown to London, and Princess Marya Bolkonsky from War And Peace, otherwise known as Jessie Buckley, will be hopping across town from performing in The Winter’s Tale at …

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Written on Jan, 15, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

From The Spectator: China’s brutal one-child policy will be catastrophic for us all by Hilary Spurling Mei Fong tells the routine story of a girl who managed to conceal an illegal pregnancy until the baby was almost due, when family planning officials surrounded her hiding place at night. ‘She ran and ran and ran until she came to a pond. …

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