The Chinese government has not managed to reverse the deep demographic crisis in that country. Both the practice of selective abortions, in case the baby was a girl, and the one-child policy for so many years, have aged the population and created an abysmal difference between the female and male population (see HERE). What seems more important is that the aforementioned draconian policies of the communist regime have created a profound cultural effect on the population that the new provisions cannot reverse.

The social and economic effects of these generational imbalances and the disparity between the male and female population threaten the same social structure, rapidly diminishing the production capacity of that country (see HERE).

A new government measure, unprecedented in communist regimes (radical defenders of abortion rights), prohibits abortion that is not medically prescribed. Measure apparently more radical than the one in force in Texas (USA) (link).

The British newspaper The Guardian, September 27, 2021 (see HERE) announced the new measure and the reactions of different pro-abortion and feminist groups worldwide. In this regard, a Human Rights Watch researcher in China says, “The core of the policy is the same – to restrict women’s reproductive means, to see women as a tool. Now there’s an aging population, a not large enough labor force, so we need more babies. It’s the same: seeing women as a tool for economic goals.”

“The new decree seems to be a response to the failure of previously adopted measures, such as the second-child policy and lately the third-child policy that had no effect (see HERE). Western demographic specialists have said that this new measure can not reverse the population crisis in this country (read “Limiting access to abortions won’t solve China’s population woes” by The Economist – October 1, 2021). It is the first time that our Observatory agrees with China’s rulers.

 

 

 

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