New Mother Vows to Give Daughter 8 or 9 Years of Childhood

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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BEIJING — After giving birth on Wednesday, local woman Chen Chen told reporters she was looking forward to giving her daughter everything she never had as a child, starting with “a few good years of childhood.”

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Family Planning Commission Orders Zhang Yimou to Retroactively Abort His Two Youngest Children

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Zhang YImou

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Family Planning Commission to Split Reproductive Rights with Women 70-30

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Family planning officials

BEIJING — As part of the reforms from the third plenum of the CPC Central Committee, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Monday that it would henceforth split control over reproductive rights with the country’s women 70-30.

While insisting that “primary responsibility for the number, spacing and timing of offspring remains with the NHFPC,” the state-run organization acknowledged that “in certain circumstances, it is both practical and beneficial for women to have a say in what happens to their bodies.”

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