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21 / M / Oakland CA
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Posted 8/20/13
WHY THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES

First off, the United States is nowhere near overpopulation.

Let's lay out a list of the top 5 most populous US Cities:
New York City - 8,200,000
Los Angeles - 3,800,000
Chicago - 2,700,000
Houston - 2,150,000
Philadelphia - 1,550,000

Now, lets see the 5 most populated Chinese Cities:
Shanghai - 22,250,000
Beijing - 19,300,000
Tianjin - 11,100,000
Guangzhou - 11,050,000
Shenzhen - 10,350,000
(China has over 130 cities with a population over 1 million)

Now then, population is not a problem in the United States. In addition, we're an agricultural giant with a food industry that is literally known for destroying its products, and mass exporting, just to keep prices higher. China can't say they have a bread bowl, or even a rice bowl for that matter, not even as good as neighboring poverty-ridden corruption-rampant Thailand.

Finally, America's government is not a hardcore Communist regime.
If you say that China's government is no longer hardcore communist, you are right in an economic sense and people have much more freedom than past decades - but thats irrelevant because... The Chinese Communist Party still maintains absolute power and rights mean nothing if you go against them, and free speech exists, but they literally hire millions of people to promote ideas. My point is, the one child policy started under a hardcore military government and the Communist Party has the power it needs to keep it in effect for a long time. United States government is much different, regardless of what conspiracy theorists say about it. There is no way this country will have a national police force dedicated to enforcing a one child policy. Its impossible. This is America, land of the free as well as the second amendment.

I am Chinese, born in America. I still associate with a lot of Chinese people who travel back and forth between the United States and China and know a lot about this topic. I know a lot about how it affects personal life in China, and the social problems it creates because I personally heard a lot of stories and noticed how shallow Chinese girls are. So, ask me some questions about that is u like.
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The reason the US is not over populated is because the US government secretly kills off people. Do you honestly think aids was not put in this world by man? And China has a huge population because they have reserved 2 Chinese soldiers for ever 1 US soldier we have.
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No matter how many American's you secretly kill, it would be pretty damn insignificant. Our population has been steadily growing for the past few decades, America is still the economic power of the world even with recession, and there is absolutely no need for population control. Tens of millions of people were killed during Mao's dictatorship, and it still didn't prevent China's population from growing from 500,000 to over 1 billion in a few decades. Impoverished countries, like Cold War-era China, have the highest birthrates - ironically. This is the problem with India right now. If anything, the United States still encourages people to have more children. Furthermore, China's potential military already outnumbers the US potential military 5 to 1. China doesn't need anymore soldiers, or mouths to feed. People are stupid if they think that China only cares about military rivalry with the United States. The biggest incentive of the huge population is a giant labor force to drive a ridiculously vast economy - as well as export that labor force to do business in other countries. Chinese businessmen (from Mainland China, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan) completely control the economies of Southeast Asian countries such as Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Burma. Furthermore, Chinese are becoming increasingly influential in local US economies - notably California. There is more to China's power than its military. They are a massive economic power and very skilled at business. Modern China's exportation of business is similar to Japan in the 1970's, just on a larger global scale. Chinese electronic companies sell products that are popular in Russia, Southeast Asian countries, Africa, and the Middle East - and gaining popularity in the United States. China does not care about military power in the modern age, they are following Japan and Korea's example and encouraging international business on a huge scale. People are too ignorant in thinking China is just a military power.
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Posted 8/21/13 , edited 8/21/13

kyubeykiller wrote:

The reason the US is not over populated is because the US government secretly kills off people. Do you honestly think aids was not put in this world by man? And China has a huge population because they have reserved 2 Chinese soldiers for ever 1 US soldier we have.
Exactly, people don't understand that Illuminati (with the help of the CIA) has created the system of power to control population in U.S. without people even knowing. And their first target is always going to be Iraq and Afghanistan. If you are going to control the population in the U.S., might as well do it over seas, right? And they even have the 9/11 bs to back them up. 9/11 was just a prologue to the Patriot Act. It's easier to take advantage of people overwhelmed by fear, it's like "oh oh forget the constitution, just protect me from the Arabs and the Muslims". And that's is how the purge starts. They unconstitutionally arrest arabs and Muslims, deport them and go to war with them to get rid of them. The one child policy would spark outrage to the public, so the government does it secretly, by eliminating the most hated minorities. This includes the Chinese, which brings me to my last point. Each US solider recruited into the military is one that would limit the reproduction of every two Chinese soldier
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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/22/13
The result of this policy is small fat chinese kids . Parents with fewer children spend more money on their only child. In long terms this policy wil increase the pressure on the health-system. The average age wil increase which means the number of workers wil decrease, might lead to economic stagnation.
-English is not my first language
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Posted 8/24/13
I think as a species we should take 6 months off from making babies. ~_~ Not... the act of making babies, but actually making babies, yes. Cut that population down a bit.

It's not an immediate concern but it is a concern. The same amount of energy/matter is on earth as it was many many years ago, but now it's being occupied by humans. I'm not saying this planet can't sustain a lot of human life, only that we might want to consider less invasive options before it gets to the point of immediate concern and limited options.
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Posted 8/27/13
Quite frankly, the world is over populated, animals/fish are going extinct, bees are disappearing (which pollinate the trees that we keep cutting down for more space), "jobs" are an issue, and honestly (this'll be the only time I'll say this out loud since it's somewhat mean to say) there are SO MANY people that I know that should NOT be raising more than one kid, they're just too stupid and irresponsible.
I'm for the one child policy. But I am sick of the whole, giving up a girl for adoption for boys.
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This is such a complex issue, so many of you obviously have a real interest in this topic and that is a real plus, because the majority of the world's populace are either completely ignorant to what is taking place or just too self-absorbed to care. I first became fascinated in demographics several years ago after viewing a video that showed human growth over the globe from the start of the common era or anno domini, which ever you prefer but what struck me the most was China and India's population growth and the almost perceivable point that they crossed a line of almost no chance of recovery based upon psychological and behavioral conditioning, almost one hundred years before other cultures started to falter to sever population increases. I'll put a link below to a similar video have been unable to get hold of the one I originally viewed, clarity isn't great but the content still holds the same affect. One very important affect that most of you overlooked is the fact that with every additional human added to a population, can be correlated into more food, water, shelter, and employment that is needed as well as fuel, space, and an unending list of natural resources. For about one hundred years China's population has engulfed their nation destroying/depleting much of their crop lands, which has led to their global land-grabbing practices for the last several years in Africa, South America, and Indonesia, where they are creating industrial farms to feed their population and further population growths and which is leaving a great many of the previous land holders in worse financial condition then they were before, look on YouTube for video of MegaSlums in Lagos Africa. Even though China voted to keep the one child only policy law in effect February of 2013, they are now proposing a policy of allowing a second child to families that can pay the steep 6-8 times their income fee (which is supposedly the penalty which is paid to the state if a unplanned birth occurs), which mind you has much of the western world up in arms because only the wealthy will be able to afford more than 1 child. Now we come to the water issue, China is currently rated as having 1730 cubic meters per person, only 30 cu. mts. over the United Nations STRESSED rating of 1700 cu. mts., now take into account that China as is much of the world is scrambling for fossil fuels, so they are now utilizing 17% of their annual water to process coal (their coal production primarily takes place in the dry northern regions so water supplies are already scarce but with China's stated goal of boosting their coal-fired power by twice the generating capacity of India by 2020 their water needs will almost be tripled. Also keep in mind that only 1/4 of the water in China's northern plain is now fit to drink. And as was explained to me by a professor at University of California one of the primary reasons for China's hold over Tibet is for the water melt from the Himalayas which China channels into China for their own use. It is estimated that China water demands will exceed supply by 200 billion cubic meters by 2030. So what do you think, do they need a one child policy? India's government in August proposed a bill to feed 810 million of their 1.2 billion people and only a handful of India's states have effectively functioning planned parenthood policy's. Australia is being inundated with asylum seekers from all over the indo-pacific but are now trying to move them to New Guinea, even though Australia has previously held one of the most open immigration policies. And for those who think that the U.S. isn't overpopulated, Cornell completed a study back in 2004 which showed that the U.S.'s carrying capacity at that time if the U.S. converted to green fuels and technologies had a carrying capacity of 200 million people, well we all can see how green energies are fairing almost 10 years later, and now everyone is riding the 3rd carbon fuel age train with fracking, so we are not looking at sustainable fuel technologies so about now we are probably looking at the carrying capacity number of 150 million which I've mentioned in other posts and would take us about 100 years to reach if every woman had only 1.5 children. Remember that the U.S. is also depleting its water resources(look into Arizona's aquifers,Texas's court battles with New Mexico over water right and possibly soon with Oklahoma as well, also search recent info on the Colorado River and water and power shortages anticipated in 2014 and 2015). Sorry I could carry the info on for quite sometime so I quit now because the information and possibilities only get more complicated, but do some research, look at both sides of the coin do you want to listen to the groups fostering this problem the corporations and the governments fed by the corporation who want to keep making money off of you and your children and your children's children and immigrants, or do you want to look at the information and think for yourself? I also add one other piece that was sent to me on population and exponential growth.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/china-one-child-policy_n_3708237.html
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BbkQiQyaYc
www.worldpopulationbalance.org/exponential-growth-tutorial/bacteria-exponential-growth.htlm
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