Many Moons in China

The De-Mystification of China

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A protester listens next to a painting inside of Parliament during a demonstration in Taipei on March 20, 2014. Hundreds of Taiwanese activists were locked in a tense standoff with police after they stormed parliament to try to stop the government ratifying a contentious trade agreement with China.
AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH

shihlun:

A protester listens next to a painting inside of Parliament during a demonstration in Taipei on March 20, 2014. Hundreds of Taiwanese activists were locked in a tense standoff with police after they stormed parliament to try to stop the government ratifying a contentious trade agreement with China.

AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH

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'Everyone calls me Mama' - Al Jazeera Blogs

In China, such babies are cause for shame, Mama Kong explained. So their parents would rather “do away” with them and pretend they didn’t exist than have to explain to society why their child was “defective”. That and the one-child policy, Mama Kong stressed, is why there are so many abandoned children.

Research has shown that in Shanxi, many of those abandoned babies are “defective” because of the acute pollution. Toxins produced by burning coal and chemicals that have seeped into the soil and water supply have increased the risk of giving birth to children with special needs by 450 percent…”

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