Friday, March 02, 2007

China Will Shame Wealthy With Two Many Kids

Oh no, they're going to...record their names!

China 'to punish' two-child rich
China is to introduce steps to punish famous and wealthy violators of its one-child policy, senior officials say.

The move came in response to complaints from ordinary people that the rich were having more children because they could afford the fines, officials said.

Measures could include recording violators' names and making them ineligible for citizenship awards...

Yu Xuejun of the National Population and Family Planning Commission said that one way was to target people's reputations by registering their names and preventing them from receiving awards.

"We found out that most celebrities and rich people have two children, and 10% of them have three," he told the Beijing News. "The phenomenon must be stopped."


By the end of 2006, China's population stood at 1,314,480,000, the bureau said, with males accounting for 51.5% of the population.

But the ratio of newborn males to females was 119.25 to 100. The average for industrialised countries is between 104 and 107 baby boys to 100 baby girls.


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