Category Archives: Documentary

China Seeds of Revolution

China Seeds of Revolution

As the People’s Republic of China celebrates its 60thanniversary, the fate of its land remains an unsettled issue. The question of rural land rights strikes at the heart of a struggle over how the party seeks to define itself, and the nation in the future. It brings the Central government to a crossroads: will it continue further down the path of economic reform, or hold true to collective ownership, one of the few remaining pillars of modern China’s founding father, Mao Zedong?

Unnatural Selection

China: Unnatural Selection (Al Jazeera)

Thirty years after China introduced its one-child policy, there are growing calls to scrap the controversial system as the nation faces new social dilemmas. Today, China's fertility rate is below the replacement level, providing fewer workers to support a rapidly growing elderly population.

Officials have also been accused of excessively enforcing the policy, with forced abortions, discrimination and even confiscating children. 101 East asks if the days of China's one-child policy are coming to an end.