China’s infamous one child policy has resulted in female infanticide, forced abortion, sex selection abortion, forced sterilization, and eugenics—resulting in a terrible and potentially destabilizing imbalance between males and females. But that tyranny is apparently A-OK with our intrepid vice president. From his official remarks:
But as I was talking to some of your leaders, you share a similar concern here in China. You have no safety net. Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable. So hopefully we can act in a way on a problem that’s much less severe than yours, and maybe we can learn together from how we can do that.