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No Sense Of Irony As China Increases Failed Two-child Policy To Three Children by Eaglecrwn: 9:42am On Jul 01
China has launched a three child policy where Chinese people can now have up to 3 children. In 2016 they scraped their infamous one child policy and allowed couples to have 2 children. It seems the dwindling workforce and increasing aged population is finally catching the eyes of the communist government.

The one child policy was implemented in the 1970s to get the population explosion under control as China tried to catch up with the western world in development. It lead to many capricious problems as children growing up as only children had what was described as little emperor syndrome that is., being treated like royalty as being the only child doted on by 2 sets of grandparents and parents.

It also has now consequentially lead to a mass gender imbalance due to the male preference since people only had one shot. Currently in China there are about 34.9 million more men than women. This is not only a crisis in terms of normalcy in having a family life or a life partner but also a security threat.

Gender imbalance has been correlated to increase in gender based violence against women as the imbalance occurs in countries with strong male preference. The bottom of this totem pole are poor, single, unemployed men who have little to no prospects of finding a partner and our considered a threat to the peace in society as it turns them volatile and they often in desperation join a life of crime.

The three child policy was a much talked about topic on Weibo, where about 440 million netizens engaged, discussing the policy. Most felt that this new policy will have little to no impact on the future choices made by young people as if that were the case they would’ve seen a huge boom in fertility when the government allowed 2 children in 2016. But not only have number not gone up post the 2 child policy but have actually fallen. In 2020 only 12 million Chinese babies were born.

A major reason in this constant decline is the popularity and normalising of the hustle culture known as the 9-6-6 lifestyle, which is to work 9-6 , six days a week. Amongst the educated urban youth many children who grew up as only children do not wish to have more than one child.

The cost of raising a child in 2020 was pegged at 1.99 million yuan and that is a modest estimate. Couples have their respective sets of parents to take care of and their own lives to live they feel it would be incredibly unfair to have children when they simply cannot afford to give them a comfortable lifestyle.

Many expressed that the governments incentive to have children is paid maternity leave of about 98 days although that changes province to province and that is simply not enough incentive to have more children.

Although it is illegal to not hire a woman based on her pregnancy status many employers still force employees to sign contracts that state the female will quit when she gets pregnant. It is ironically the late stages of capitalist market and controlling communist government that has brought this on China.

It seems very clear that the government can increase the allowance to 10 children but people will simply not have any more children without proper safety nets provided by the government for their health and education . It is for this reason that the most productive and highly educated urban population often prefers to be a double income household without any children.

On one hand, China is desperately trying to increase its population but on the other hand they are busy sterilising the Muslims in the Xinjiang province. Reports of forced IUDs implantations and hysterectomies have become common targeting women who are ethnically Uyghur Muslim.

China completely denies these allegations even though an obvious decline in the birth rates in the area have been observed. In just 4 years between 2015 – 2019 the fertility rate between the Uyghur Muslim women went down by 84%. That is in no way normal and exposes the blatant lies told by the Chinese government. So the seeds of a race based policy have started to sprout. It is obvious why China wants to increase its population.

As a country in the late stages of development it is going to become an aged nation and there’s not enough people to be a part of the workforce, China would lose its edge in manufacturing which is a result of having more manpower and thus lose the economic growth it has accrued , China under President Xi is a vision of one China , as one nation of Han Chinese identity and for that China has already taken steps to dismantle ethnic minority culture.

Be it forcing sterilisation of the Uyghur Muslims or changing the curriculum of inner Mongolia to be specifically in Chinese and not Mongolian at all. Whatever the case China’s undoing will be its own inhumane desire to decide how people should behave and that simply won’t go well.
Re: No Sense Of Irony As China Increases Failed Two-child Policy To Three Children by dawnomike(m): 10:05am On Jul 01
In Nigeria, our population is exploding and we have more women than men... While in China, their massive population is declining and we have more men than women. Nigeria really needs to partner with China so that the giant of Africa can marry the giant of Asia grin

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