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English Comp II Mr. Rafalowski: Lakeshia Marcell

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Chinas one child policy

In Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” she writes about how life in China is. Once you are born Chinese, you cannot help but feel and think Chinese. Every country has its laws and orders that they have to follow. In Chinas case, they have the one child policy. The one child policy is implemented by the Chinese government as a method of controlling the population. The one child policy was introduced in 1979 in response to an explosive population growth, and mandated that couples from Chinas Han majority could only have one child. Historically human population control is one of the reasons why the one child policy was passed. The population control is the practice of artificially altering the size of any population in the world. China has the highest population in the world. China faces serious social and economic problems associated with overpopulation in the years to come. The one child policy stated that citizens must obtain a birth certificate before the birth of their children. This policy was also created to take control over the population of China. The goal of the policy was to make sure that the population growth did not grow and get out hand. The population was rapidly increasing even though China had the one child policy. If China did not have the one child policy the population rate would be outrageous. The one child policy in China is effective because a decrease in population could prevent an increase in the poverty rate, wide spread illness, and the overcrowding of schools.

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