Chinese hiding three million babies a year

Telegraph: “Since 1978, China’s government has limited each couple to one child in a bid to stem the growth of the world’s largest population. To police the law, neighbourhood committees keep a close eye out for any pregnancies, and Family Planning officials have the power to force women to have abortions and sterilisations, as well as to monitor their contraception . . . Examining China’s census figures, Mr Liang came across discrepancies that proved the subterfuge. ‘In 1990, the national census recorded 23 million births. But by the 2000 census, there were 26 million ten-year-old children, an increase of three million,’ he said. ‘Normally, you would expect there to be fewer ten-year-olds than newborns, because of infant mortality,’ he added.”