How China's One-Child Policy Led To Forced Abortions, 30 Million Bachelors

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Last October, China ended its 35-year-old policy of restricting most urban families to one child. Commonly referred to as the "one-child" policy, the restrictions were actually a collection of rules that governed how many children married couples could have.

"The basic idea was to encourage everybody, by coercion if necessary, to keep to ... one child," journalist Mei Fong tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. Listen to the full interview here.

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Mei Fong was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow. She is the author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment.