Propaganda In China

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In 1979 the Family Planning Policy was instituted by Deng Xiaoping as part of the Communist party initiative (Buckley 1). This policy, in effect, was instituted in an effort to limit married citizens to having one child only; this policy is also known as the one-child policy. The policy effected a decrease in fertility rate from about 5.8 births at its peak in 1960s, to less than 2 births in the 1990s. (Branigan 2). As a result, there was a dramatic decline in live births over the next 30 years. A large “son preference” arose, leading to an unbalanced ratio of males to female. In 2010, China had “a surplus of around 41 million males” who will not be able to find “appropriately aged Chinese women in the marriage market,” (Poston 1). This …show more content…
Many Chinese citizens are not interested in having a second child “often for practical and economic reasons, but also because of government propaganda have convinced them that one child really is the best (Denyer 1). Also, China’s propaganda has made the country geared to handle only one child. “hotel rooms for two children cannot be booked online (parents must call); play vehicles in parks seat two adults and one youngster; toothbrush-holders in family bathrooms often have space for just three brushes.” (Tales 3). Citizens believe that one child is sufficient. This belief is widely spread throughout …show more content…
China removed the one child policy in hopes of a booming economy, but so far the extra births have not been enough to compensate for the small workforce. The official news agency of the Communist party has stated that “the change of policy is intended to balance population development and address the challenge of an ageing population,” (Coyer 1). The concept of “too little, too late” is one that many citizens in China feel (Coyer 1). No rapid changes can occur, but economic impacts will occur in

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