Most people are familiar with the Chinese One Child policy, which prohibits families from having more than one baby. Now occasionally extended to allow for 2 children, the program has a history of allowing, and, indeed, promoting, kidnapping and forced abortion.. The official policy calls for a fine, which is often many times the couples combined yearly income. They are usually fired from their jobs and their “extra” child cannot go to school.
In this case cited in “China’s One Child Policy: the Government’s Massive Crime against Women and Unborn Babies” Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, Committee of Foreign Affairs House Of Representatives 112th Congress, September 22, 2001, Family-Planning Officials go to collect that fine.
“At about 8 o’clock in the evening of March 7, 2008, Changzheng Luo [Vice Sec. of the local Subdistrict Office] headed about 30 [Family-Planning] Officials (most of them were local rogues) to Xin Liu’s home and urged him to open the door. Xiandong Luo, Xin’s elder sister’s husband who lived next door heard the sound and hurried out. When asked what they were coming for, the officials answered: “We are here to collect the social compensation fee for your extra child. Open the door, or else we will break in!”
On hearing that, Xing Liu (Xin’s younger brother) also got up from bed. He walked up to the door and asked the further identification. They refused to reveal their identities and just kept threatening. Later Xing recognized that one tall man was from Zaoshi Subdistrict Office and asked, “are you working in Zaoshi Subdistrict Office?” He answered, yes.” So Xing opened the door.
Changzheng Luo rushed in with those officials. He dragged out Xin’s wife, Binglan Yang, and asked her to pay the fine for her extra child. Xin asked them to show their credentials and enforce the law in a civilized manner, but he was immediately met with a brutal mass brawl. At this sight, Xiandong Luo said, “no hitting!” But he was beaten as well. His face was smashed and broken by their weapon. Blood streamed down his face.
Afterwards, the man beating Xiandong Luo turned around and hit Xin’s temple with a glass bottle. Xin was stunned immediately and fell down on the ground. Blood streamed across his body. Xin’s mother (over 70 years old) lay down and held him with her arms, but they kicked her abdomen Xin’s younger brother’s wife locked the door and intended to report to the police.
They asked her to open the door and let them leave. She refused and was slapped. Then they forced her to hand over the key.”
The police were called and eventually arrived, but did nothing. They did not interfere with the Family Planning officials or condemn their actions. Several victims of the beatings had to be hospitalized.Share on Facebook