Birth Control Committee Continues to Function in China
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Birth
Control Committee has been widely criticized.
It has conducted forced abortions of pregnant
women, and imposed “above-quota birth” fines.
Public data shows that up to 2010, the number
of forced abortions in China reached 272 Million.
The authorities have never made public the figure of fines.
The regime has recently set up the
National Health & Birth Control Committee.
In the past 32 years, how has the Birth Control Committee
managed enormous numbers of “above-quota birth” fines?
How have these money been
used? Let’s see our report.
During the recent “big-ministry” restructuring, the CCP
merged the Birth Control Committee into it’s Health Ministry.
The new department is called “National
Health & Birth Control Committee”.
Hu Jia, Beijing Rights Activist: “These two
departments were actually contradictory.
The Ministry of Health should serve the public health,
from psychology to body, playing a role of angels in white.
The Birth Control Committee, like a demon, has
deprived the numerous lives of babies in China.”
Zhu Xinxin, former editor for Hebei State Radio:
“So the merge abolishes the Birth Control Committee.
It means that all the fines that have been
imposed by this department have all gone.
This is a good way to make it
disappear without making it public.”
The CCP birth control authorities
at all levels were set up in 1981.
Its regular job duties mainly target forcing
local pregnant women to carry out abortions.
It is also to impose significant penalities on those families
that have children outside the birth permission quota.
Zhu Xinxin: “The regime has formulated
lots of policies to execute this plan.
You have to pay a high cost to have an ‘above-quota’ birth.
This includes dismissal from public office,
and deprivation of many social welfares.
It forced pregnant women to have abortions,
which is actually indirect murder.”
Over the past 32 years, the Birth Control
Committee has imposed large fines.
This was in the name of “social compensation fees”.
How has this large amount of money been managed?
Hu Jia reveals that across China, there are hundreds
of thousands of birth-control staff members.
The “above-quota birth” fines are a big source of corruption.
It has become a way for the CCP to
plunder citizens family properties.
Hu Jia says the practice has involved many interest parties.
Hu Jia: “In cities, an above-quota
birth is fined over 200,000 yuan.
Otherwise, the child has no Hukou
(permanent residence permit).
The fines are revenues outside the scope of taxation.
Information on how it comes and
where it goes is not transparent.
No one knows whether the money becomes
a slush funds in some state departments or whether it’s pocketed by some officials.”
In 2012, scholar Yang Zhizhu publicized an estimated
figure of annual “above-quota birth” fines in China.
It may be as high as 27.9 Billion yuan, based on the
average amount of fines imposed in nine provinces.
Yang said the allocation of these penalites is not
organised, and how they have been used is unknown.
In his article, Yang Zhizhu commented
on the merging of the two departments.
He warned that once birth control leaders take
the helm of the health sector, doctors will face
greater pressures from the birth control policy.
Yang pointed out that in hospitals, “social compensation fees”
may be used to improve remuneration of doctors and nurses.
Such “collective welfares” will make them
ignore moral constraints and legal alerts.
On medical ethics, this will shape a far stronger
corrosive effect than personal corruption does.
According to Yang Zhizhu, the worst outcome is
not the increase in the number of forced abortions.
Nor is it the non-issuing of birth certificates.
Rather, it is the distrust by the gravidas on the
hospitals, who will give “above-quota” births.
And this distrust will prevent them
from delivering babies in hospitals.
People will stay at home resorting, and resort
to their own ability to deliver their babies.
Yang Zhizhu supposed that out of annual 15 Million
births, there are 2 Million “above-quota” births.
People daring not to see doctors and delivering
of babies at home will increase the mortality by 1%.
That means 20,000 more pregnant
women are likely to die each year.
Hu Jia: “Such anti-human crimes should be
recorded, as a witness of this history in China.
That is, this birth-control violence."
A Wall Street Journal reporter asked CCP officials:
“Does the restructuring of Birth Control Committee refer
to the implementation of two-child policy in China?”
Wang Feng, deputy director of CCP State
Commission Office for Public Sector Reform replied.
The work on birth control will “only
be strengthened, rather than weakened.”