Statistics About Gendercide and the One-Child Policy

 

Something horrible is happening in China.

 

Killing, trafficking and abandonment of baby girls should be recognized as human rights atrocities. Instead, the injustices are commonplace and no one is surprised by their regular occurrence. The world watches as China’s demographic crisis and human rights record rapidly worsen. To better understand the problem, check out the thoroughly researched statistics pages linked below. All statistics pertain specifically to China and are taken from highly reliable sources, which are cited within.

 

 

Learn more about the history of the One-Child Policy here.

 

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