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DOn't praise China's population policy

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Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Nov 11, 2011 at 18:51

Peter, I do not think Debanjan's idea is a good one, for many of the reasons you list. Also, I seriously doubt that South Sudan, after years of being subjected to jihad, would welcome an influx of Muslims. However, don't think the Chinese one-child policy works.

In parts of southern China, where everyone in a village is related, health officers who are too eager to enforce the one-child policy are sometimes murdered; and since police are related to people who are asked to abort a child, they say there are no clues. Further, where people are no longer dependent on state-sector jobs, they are willing to pay fines on extra children. Also, while some Western Leftists think the one-child policy is wonderful, the Chinese people themselves hate it. Kate Xiao Zhou has done some research on the problem.

Also, in Singapore and Taiwan, where more free ethnic Chinese populations have been practicing birth control, the governments are now trying to get them to have more children. They are worried about an aging population.

As for your idea about castrating Muslim males at 15, well, that part of the world did have a history of employing eunuchs. Maybe some such people would be honored to work tending the harems of relatives of Bin Laden or people who got rich sending 3-4 young sons as suicide bombers in Israel while Sadam Husain was still subsidizing these activities.

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