Population Planning, Excerpted from the 2011 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, October 10, 2011   [open pdf - 249KB]

This is an excerpt titled "Population Planning," from the 2011 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. From the Findings: "[1] Chinese government officials continued to implement population planning policies that interfere with and control the reproductive lives of its citizens, especially women, employing various methods including fines, withholding of state benefits and permits, forced sterilization, forced abortion, and arbitrary detention to punish policy violations. [2] The Commission observed in 2011 the continued practice by local governments of specifically targeting migrant workers for coercive implementation of family planning policies. [3] The PRC [People's Republic of China] Population and Family Planning Law is not consistent with the standards set by the 1995 Beijing Declaration and the 1994 Programme of Action of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. Controls imposed on Chinese women and their families and additional abuses engendered by the system, from forced abortion to discriminatory policies against ''out-of-plan'' children, also violate standards in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. China is a state party to these treaties and is bound to uphold their terms."

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