Your policy has been one which I fully understand -- I’m not second-guessing -- of one child per family.Remarks by Vice President Biden on U.S.-China Relations - August 21, 2011
Birth control has been compulsory in China since 1979 and the official government line that “coercion” is not permitted is flatly contradicted by the facts. Birth control is enforced through quotas allocated to each work or social unit (such as schools factories or villages) with local officials directly responsible for monitoring and enforcement. At a minimum, couples who have “above quota” face punitive action, including heavy fines and loss of employment. In reality, many local authorities resort to much more severe action, including forced abortions and forced sterilizations. Relatives of those accused of having too many children have been held as hostages until fines are paid or the pregnant woman agrees to have an abortion. “Above quota” newborn babies have reportedly been killed by doctors under pressure from officials and at-least one doctor who issued false sterilization certificates was given the death penalty.Congressional-Executive Commission on China - Committee on Foreign Relations; United States Senate - Testimony By T. Kumar - September 11, 2003
Biden must have not known these facts... of course, he was the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations from 2001 through 2003... but, he wasn't the Chairman on the day Kumar gave this testimony... was he even present?
Biden made this statement while in China, after which he took questions from chinese students... i wonder what questions those missing children would have asked.
i have a question... how many more have to die?