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Written on Jan, 18, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

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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BreakThru Radio: Book Talk: Mei Fong – One Child 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 …

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Mei on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC: http://www.wnyc.org/story/mei-fong-explores-legacy-chinas-one-child-policy/ Journalist and former staff reporter for the China bureau of The Wall Street Journal Mei Fong talks about her book, One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment. Fong spent years documenting the effects of China’s one-child policy on every sector of society.

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“Fong’s fine book is a moving and at times harrowing account of the significance of decisions taken by a small coterie of men with too much faith in science and ideology, and too little in humanity.” –Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China at Oxford University Read full review here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/04/one-child-story-china-most-radical-experiment-mei-fong-review

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Mei on Southern California Public Radio’s “AirTalk”: http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2015/12/29/45735/china-expert-and-author-dissects-history-outcomes/ On January 1, 2016, China will officially end its famed one-child policy and couples will be allow to have two children. In the new book, “One Child,” former the Wall Street Journals reporter Mei Fong dives into the history and numerous consequences of the Middle Kingdom’s controversial population-control experiment that started in 1980. Guest: …

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