torsdag 10. desember 2015

China promises rights to citizens born in violation of one-child policy

China will allow millions of unregistered citizens – many of them children born in violation of the one-child policy – to obtain documents vital to secure education and health services long denied to them, state media reported. An estimated 13 million Chinese, or 1% of the country’s total population, do not have proper household registration permits, or “hukou”Some of them are orphans, but many more are people born in violation of the highly controversial “one-child policy”, which restricted most couples to only one offspring, and barred any extra from being registered unless their parents paid a hefty fine, which many could not afford. Read more