Chinese public show sympathy with film director Zhang Yimou over the huge fine of 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) imposed on him for violating birth control policy

Zhang Yimou,One child policy

Acclaimed Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has gained sympathy among Chinese netizens after being fined 7.48 million yuan for breaking one-child policy.

Family planning officials in Wuxi, Jiangsu province imposed a staggering fine of 7.48 million yuan (roughly $1.2 million) on the best-known Chinese film director Zhang Yimou for breaking the country&...   Full Story

Chinese Society | Jan 9, 2014 AM | Related China Story:Zhang Yimou

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Forced abortion

Is forced abortion of her 7-month old baby the cause of the Hunan woman's mental disorder? Or does the answer matter anyway?

A Chinese woman from Hunan province suffers from mental disorder one month after local family planning officials conducted forced abortion of her 7-month old baby, but local officials deny there is relationship between the abortion and her disease. Read More

Chinese Society | Aug 6, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Forced abortion

Sex ratio at birth

More than 30 million Chinese men will be lifetime bachelors by 2020 thanks to years of abnormally high gender imbalance at birth

Approximately 30-35 million Chinese men will not be able to find a wife by 2020 due to years of abnormally high sex ratio at birth resulting from the preference for sons, one-child policy and sex-selective abortion, Chinese media reported June 28th, 2013. Read More

Chinese Society | Jun 30, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Sex ratio at birth

Leftover women

Sheng nu – China's leftover women, single and unmarried in their late trenties and beyond

Sheng nu (剩女, shèngnǚ) or leftover women refer to those Chinese women who remain unmarried in their late twenties and beyond. In this article we explain why there are increasing number of leftover women in China where gender imbalance in favour of boys continues to worsen. Read More

Chinese Society | Apr 17, 2013 AM | Related China stories:Leftover women

Illegally imprison

Fujian officials illegally imprison a sexagenarian and his granddaughter for not paying family planning fine of 21000 RMB for the child's 'illegal' birth without a birth permit

Fujian family planning officials have triggered outrage and sharp criticism from the public for illegally imprisoning eight persons, including a sexagenarian and his two-year-old granddaughter, after the old man did not pay the family planning fine of 21,000 RMB for his son's suspected violation of China's one-child policy. Read More

Chinese Society | Dec 30, 2012 AM | Related China stories:Illegally imprison

Family planning

Shaanxi forced abortion victim branded traitor of China for being interviewed by foreign media

According to a weibo report, local officials in Shaanxi Province held up banners describing Feng Jianmei's family as traitor of China for being interviewed by foreign media. In early June local officials forced Feng to abort baby at 7 months for not paying fine of RMB40000. Read More

Chinese Society | Jun 24, 2012 PM | Related China stories:Family planning

Family planning

Chinese officials forced woman to abort baby at 7 months for not paying fine of RMB40000

Seven-month pregnant mother Feng Jianmei in China was recently beaten by family planning officials and forced to abort her unborn daughter when her family could not afford RMB40000 fine. A graphic image of the aborted baby lying next to the mother has been posted on the Web and aroused indignation from the public. Read More

Chinese Society | Jun 14, 2012 AM | Related China stories:Family planning

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