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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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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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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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