New book on the folly of China’s population policy
The Guardian recently featured Mei Fong’s new book, One Child: the Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment. commending the author’s use of personal stories and interviews in examining the cost to individuals and broader Chinese society. The Guardian also notes that the consequences are global:
The consequences of the one-child policy will affect not just China but the wider world economy for decades to come. Fong’s fine book is a moving and at times harrowing account of the significance of decisions taken by a small coterie of men (no women) with too much faith in science and ideology, and too little in humanity.