China's One Child Policy Analysis

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“Our economy only works as well as it does now because we are borrowing from the future, using up resources at an unsustainable rate.” (Page 5) This quotation from an article, “Here’s why China’s one-child policy was a good thing”, comes up with a serious environmental problem that limited resources are not enough for human beings to use in the future. As economy growing, environmental pollution always becomes the most serious problem in the world. Growing population requires an increasing demand of resource, and addresses an exacerbating of pollution, especially global warming due to increasing greenhouse gas. The author of this article, Sarah Conly, started this article with the latest news that China has announced that one-child policy …show more content…
Her claim is exactly supporting her main idea of this article that the one-child policy is a good thing to prevent our environment. “ The sad truth is that trying to support this many people will bring about environmental disaster. We can see the damage that is already being done by our present population of ‘just’ 7.3 billion.” (Page 2) This quotation is important because it conveys the fact that human activities have already harmed the environment. It also indicated that the situation of nature would be worse if the population still goes fast with this rate. This fact is so cruel that makes us reconsider the previous question, “ is it really a good thing to give up one-child policy?” Not really. Now, people are enjoying their lives with multiple children playing around, however, will next generation be happy like this? It’s hard to say. “So, we don’t have right to have so many children. We can live happily, fulfilled lives with just one child, and one child per couple will keep the human race going until we get to that point when we do reach a sustainable population and can go back to allowing us to reproduce at replacing value.” (Page 4) This quotation reflects Sarah’s stance on this issue well. She tries to convince and persuade people to support the one-child policy because it’s just like “ killing two birds with one stone”. Sarah not only clarifies her position that one-child policy is a good thing but also explains how people’s life will look like with enforcing the one-child

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