The Weekend Birth Certificate Review will begin somewhat early (approximately 10:00 PM Friday night) this weekend because I will be conducting eligibility-related field research on Saturday and Sunday.
I own the Chinese Birth Permit which is featured in this edition of the Weekend Birth Certificate Review. A more literal translation of the document’s name is probably One Child Parent Glory Certificate or Glory Certificate for having Single Child and you don’t take receipt the tangible document featured in this report until after your child is born and the mother has undergone invasive sterilization to prevent future childbirth.
I don’t understand the Pinyin writing system (or traditional Mandarin & Cantonese) so I’m not able to translate a whole lot of what this Chinese Birth Permit says other than to say that Birth Permits must be applied for, and approved, in China before a man and women can legally have a child (or legally become pregnant). However, I believe that the law is sometimes not strictly and round enforced outside of urban areas.
China’s One-Child Policy is not always strictly and roundly enforced outside of urban areas and it appears that the further west you go, within China, the law is less dictated and is not a likely to be enforced:
There are dates listed on the following two pages and I believe that this Chinese Birth Permit was issued in year 1991 (1991.1.28) or year 1993 (93.1.7 or 93.1.12) and that the husband and wife were both born in the year 1966 (66.7.19 and 66.5.5):
Mandatory abortions, which are often referred to as remedial measures (bujiu cuoshi), are sometimes directed and sanctioned by the Government to be conducted if a Chinese woman becomes pregnant without having first applied for a Birth Permit or if she already has a child.
There are, however, children conceived and born whose parents did not apply (or were not approved) for a Birth Permits. These unregistered children typically do not have access to social benefits such as subsidized healthcare or public education. Such families, known as out-of-quota residents, are subject to substantive fines and an enhanced social compensation fee.
The vaginas of some women are routinely checked at the direction of the Government to ensure that there was not a recent birth.
The Government offers monetary incentives and rewards to citizen informants who report their neighbors, coworkers or anyone they suspect might have, or have had, an illegal birth or is illegally pregnancy. Illegal births and pregnancies are also known as violations of population planning regulations.
Women who violate China’s One-Child Policy are typically sterilized by the Family Planning Police.
Local officials and Family Planning Police in China are often penalized, a monetary fine, if they fail to sterilize (tubal ligation) women who have two children. On the other hand, the same officials and Family Planning Police are rewarded ($), in the same amount that they would have been penalized, for each two-child-having woman who they sterilize (tubal ligation).
China is the largest country, by population (more than 1,350,000,000 people), on Earth and is the 4th largest by geographical size although its nearly tied with both the 2nd which Canada and the 3rd which is the USA, only the 1st in size which is Russia is substantively larger.
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