Since the 1980s, grandparents in China had to grudgingly accept that there'd be only one grandchild. Now they have hope of expanding their family trees despite the possible reluctance of their children.
Millions of Chinese women, and some men, woke on Aug. 13 to discover their spouse had, in effect, become their landlord.
The Chinese government is tightening adoption rules to combat child trafficking, state media reported, a day after eight people convicted of abducting or murdering children received sentences including the death penalty.
SHENZHEN, China (WOMENSENEWS)–When other brides would have been enjoying their honeymoons, Dong Shanshan was calling the police.In the next 10 months, her calls became more and more desperate as her husband, Wang Guangyu, repeatedly beat her till she passed out and kidnapped her when she escaped. Her eight calls to the police did nothing. They declined to intervene in the affairs of a married couple.
"China is experiencing its fourth wave of singles," according to the Survey on the Living Conditions of Urban Single Women which assistant researcher Chen Yaya from the the Institute of Literature, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, presented this month at the Chinese Social Harmonious Family Forum and Ninth National Family Issue Symposium in Guangzhou.
The mission of All Girls Allowed is to restore life, value, and dignity to girls and mothers, and to reveal the injustice of China's One-Child Policy.
China's unprecedented economic growth and rapid urbanization have created a massive demand for arable land to be converted to real estate or industrial development. In parallel, local government officials and Village Collective cadres typically favor conversions because local public expenditures tend to greatly surpass local taxes and land use fees have become an important source of fiscal revenue.
Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, has released a four-minute YouTube video containing heartbreaking images, exposing the truth about forced abortions in China.
China Women's federations, at all levels, have combined their regular work with law publicity and educational activities. In cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, ACWF has conducted various actions, which have involved women's re-employment, and called on relevant departments, in more than 100 cities, to encourage society to pay special attention to women's living conditions and the protection of women's rights. They have also urged society to help women start new careers or find jobs.
BEIJING – Despite the gradual liberalization of attitudes towards pre-marital sex in China, as well as rampant prostitution and Internet pornography – a woman’s virginity is still highly valued by many men here, especially in rural areas.
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