Child Run Over and Killed in China By Family Planning Officials

RUI'AN, Zhejiang, China—A 13-month-old boy died on Monday after being crushed by a minibus driven by officials from the local Family Planning office.

 

Eleven Family Planning officials arrived at noon at the home of the boy’s parents, Chen Liandi and Li Yuhong, to demand that the couple pay a “social burden” fine for having the boy. He was the couple’s third child and his birth was considered illegal under the nation’s One-Child Policy.

 

Mr. Chen told Xinhua, China’s state-run press, that the officials had threatened to detain his wife if they didn’t pay the 30,000 RMB ($4,810 USD) fine at once. They took her into their van as he held his son outside, pleading with them not to detain Ms. Li. When he tried to join her, they pushed him out, knocking his son to the ground. The van rolled over the boy before his father could pull him out of harm’s way.

 

“When the van began to move, they hadn’t even shut the door,” Mr. Chen told Xinhua. “They were so anxious to grab my wife and go.”

 

As news of the incident spread, protesters gathered outside the offices the local Family Planning Committee. Xinhua reported that thousands of people came to the gates. The Epoch Times published cell phone images, take by an eyewitness, that show dozens of police inside the compound’s gates:

 

Today, Xinhua announced that two of the eleven officials were taken into custody late Tuesday in connection with the boy’s death.

 

Chai Ling, Founder of All Girls Allowed, said, “This boy’s death reveals the inhumanity of the One-Child Policy, which criminalizes motherhood and calls children a ‘social burden.’ Even as Chinese leaders are talking about relaxing the policy, the brutality continues.”

 

Chai Ling noted that even a proposed two-child policy would have made this boy’s birth illegal since he was the family’s third child. “As long as coercive fines exist, families will face pressure to get rid of ‘out-of-plan’ children.”

 

Ling called upon authorities to end the Policy and follow the example of Jesus in welcoming children. Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

 

In Hunan Province, another Family Planning office arrested a mother for having an additional child. After she was unable to pay the 20,000 RMB fine, they handcuffed her and took her to their office, where she remains in custody.

 

Her family protested outside the office and published the following photos on Weibo (a microblogging site) this week to seek her release.

 

A Chinese story published here lists the woman’s mother’s name and phone number; so far, All Girls Allowed has been unable to reach the family.

 

Name: Pengxiang Zhen; Mobile Number: 18670214879

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Girls Allowed (http://www.allgirlsallowed.org) was founded by Chai Ling in 2010 with a mission to display the love of Jesus by restoring life, value and dignity to girls and mothers in China and revealing the injustice of the One-Child Policy. “In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her.”

Image insert: 






More News

We are thrilled that Chen Guangcheng and his family will soon arrive in the US. This is an amazing answer to prayer. It is also a direct response to the outpouring of public support and media coverage that followed Chen’s escape in late April.

 

The attention Chen’s plight received played a major role in shaping the events that followed. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) organized two hearings that galvanized the press and gave Chen a chance to speak publicly about his cause and his family’s struggle. Others, including Mitt Romney, used their voices to highlight Chen’s...

CHUZHOU, Anhui, ChinaIn the latest development in the forced abortion case of Ms. , All Girls Allowed spoke last night with Fengyang County's Family Planning Office and received official acknoweldgment and confirmation of the forced abortion on March 22, 2013.  In the conversation, which occurred last night at 11:43pm EDT (11:43am Beijing time), the Family Planning Official admitted that the case was being dealt with by the local county government.  The full translated...

By Chai Ling

 

Mr. Chairman and Ranking Members of Congress, thank you for giving me the chance to share today about the cause that Chen Guangcheng has fought to uphold.

 

By now, you have heard much about Chen Guangcheng’s miraculous escape. As the media firestorm surrounded him last week, you probably read details about his journey to Beijing; you learned about the twists and turns in the diplomatic saga that followed.

 

Incredibly, U.S. officials fretted about the timing of Chen’s arrival at the Embassy. After he left, they downplayed...

 

Chinese women will not be given rights over their own bodies any time soon, according to a recent report from Guandong, China’s most populous province.

 

Provincial authorities in Guangdong boldly petitioned the central government in July for a relaxation of the policy, to allow 2 children per couple (if both parents were only children).

 

Yet this past Sunday, provincial authorities officially ruled out any significant change in the province's family planning policy in the next five years, in contrast to their earlier...

BOSTONFormer 1989 student protest leader Chai Ling on Friday hailed the decision to award the 2010 Nobel Peace to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and called for prayers for his release from prison and for the salvation of China.

 

Chai, who was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, recalled the "bonding experience" of spending the last hours of the movement with Liu on the square in central Beijing.

 

"Liu Xiaobo and I were in the last group at Tiananmen when the tanks...

 

Today on China’s Children’s Day, All Girls Allowed celebrates two years of answered prayer that saw the rescues of women and the reunions of families torn apart by China’s One-Child Policy.

 

“We trust that a day is coming when China’s daughters will no longer carry the oppressive burden of the One-Child Policy,” said Chai Ling, founder of the Boston-based nonprofit.  “And we pray that day will come soon.” Most recently, Chai Ling prayed in a congressional hearing for the safe release activist Chen Guangcheng; four days later, Chen and his family were on...

IMAGE: Ampc.org.cn

 

ANHUI, China -- As the 2-week-long Lunar New Year celebration comes to an end, citizens across China are resuming their usual routines. Yet, the same cannot be said for Li Changxia, whose life has taken a tragic turn after the recent death of her 9-year-old “left-behind” son, Xiao Chuang. Xiao Chuang committed suicide...

 

Single women in China are not allowed to give birth, reports humanitarian organization All Girls Allowed at a Congressional hearing Thursday, Sept. 22.
 

The One-Child Policy has “prevented” more than 400 million lives since its start in 1980, and was supposed to end last September.  This anniversary is a surprise for some.
 

“We must remember that the policy is One-Child-Per-Couple,” says Chai Ling, founder of All Girls Allowed. “No marriage certificate, no birth permit. No birth permit, no baby.”
 

Ling will...

BEIJINGThe human toll of China’s One-Child Policy became clearer this weekend when the government acknowledged that it had carried out 336 million abortions under the policy.

 

The report came from the newly minted Ministry of Health and Family Planning, which has taken over family planning enforcement from the National Population and Family Planning Commission.

 

To some, the end of this merger was a sign that the...

IMAGE: WORDPRESS.COM

 

BOSTON, MA -- As International Women’s Day approaches on Saturday March 8th, Chai Ling and All Girls Allowed urge global focus on China’s One-Child Policy and a swift end to the 35-year-old...