one child policy

  • chinaorphans
    September 2, 2014  

    After reaching their fifties and raising their own children, Jenny and Richard Bowen adopted 2-year-old Maya from China after learning of poor orphanage conditions for abandoned girls. Sixteen years later, the Bowens have two adopted daughters from the same region and have started a non-profit called Half the Sky to transform orphan care with the cooperation of the Chinese government. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2013  

    China’s changes to its one-child policy and labor camp enforcement show some responsiveness to domestic and international pressure, as well as to growing economic pressure. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch and Susan Shirk of University of California to examine how far these reforms go. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2013  

    China’s ruling Communist Party announced reforms to two unpopular policies. More couples in China will now be able to have two children, instead of one, provided that at least one parent was an only child. The government also announced it is abolishing the system of forced labor camps. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading