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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

An Evaluation of 30 Years of the One-Child Policy in China

Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Announcement

This year marks the 30-year anniversary of China's one-child-per-couple policy, which in some cases results in forced abortion or sterilization. The State Department's 2008 Human Rights report states that "[China's] population control policy relied on education, propaganda, and economic incentives, as well as on more coercive measures." The one-child policy has broader societal implications resulting in a disproportionate number of males per females born in China each year due to sex-selective abortions.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Hoffman (Rep. Wolf) at 202-225-3599.

Hosted by:

Frank R. Wolf, M.C.
Co-Chairman, TLHRC

Witnesses

  • Toy Reid, Congressional-Executive Commission on China
  • Reggie Littlejohn, Women's Rights Without Frontiers
  • Annie Jing Zhang, Women's Rights in China
  • Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute
  • Rebiya Kadeer, Uyghur-American Association
  • Harry Wu, Laogai Research Foundation
  • Jiang Tianyong, Beijing Global Law Firm
  • "Wujian", a citizen of the People's Republic of China and a victim of forced abortion

Transcript

Transcript  [PDF]

111th Congress