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  • For China, why the stork may be the limit instead of the sky

    11/29/2021 10:51:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 27 Nov 2021 | Lianne Chia, Genevieve Woo
    The country’s economic energy, powered by youth since the 1980s, is on the line as birth rates fall to record lows and its population is about to age the fastest in the world. The programme Insight explores whether the one-child family is as good as it gets for China.Zhang Rui and her husband, Qiang Zihe, are an anomaly among their friends in Beijing. The couple, in their late 30s, have two children and want to have a third. “We like children. We rather enjoy raising (them) and watching them grow,” said Zhang, 38. “Having siblings will give them more companionship....
  • China Lawyers Call for Release of Activist Against Forced Abortions

    09/27/2005 7:31:48 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 364+ views ^ | 28 September 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Beijing, China ( -- Chinese attorneys are risking their own freedom by pressing for the release of an activist against forced abortions detained by local officials in the eastern Chinese city of Linyi. They have released an open letter calling for authorities to release Chen Guangcheng, who has been under house arrest for the last month after exposing the brutal forced abortion and sterilization tactics of population control officials. The letter comes at a time when Chen may be charged with passing on government secrets because of an interview he conducted with Time magazine about the scandal. Chen said that...
  • Pressure on global energy crisis deepens with population growth

    10/31/2021 9:40:01 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 18 replies
    wion via ^ | 22-10-2021 | (Wion Web Team)
    In the world we live in today, energy is required for almost everything. From powering your car to keeping the lights on in your home, energy is needed not only for your daily needs but also for producing everything that humans consume. As the population soars unsustainably, so does the energy demand. The demand in global energy consumption is expected to grow significantly in the coming decades, let’s look at some figures. With the global population expected to increase by 2 billion in the next two decades, electricity generation is estimated to increase by almost 49 per cent by the...
  • China threatens global governance

    09/26/2021 12:41:33 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 25, 2021 | Gaurie Dwivedi
    A forward-looking United Nations, which will ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war', is sine qua non On June 23, 2019 in Rome, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN's systemic flaws became apparent. The election of the Director-General of FAO served as a grim reminder of the extent to which China had gained ground. The race for the top job ended in a stinging defeat for the US and the EU as Beijing's candidate, Qu Dongyu, won by an overwhelming majority (108 out of 191 votes). The US-backed Georgian candidate received just 12...
  • Flying Microchips The Size Of A Sand Grain Could Be Used For Population Surveillance

    09/23/2021 12:36:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | September 23, 2021 | SCOTT NEUMAN
    It's neither a bird nor a plane, but a winged microchip as small as a grain of sand that can be carried by the wind as it monitors such things as pollution levels or the spread of airborne diseases. The tiny microfliers, whose development by engineers at Northwestern University was detailed in an article published by Nature this week, are being billed as the smallest-ever human-made flying structures. Tiny fliers that can gather information about their surroundings The devices don't have a motor; engineers were instead inspired by the maple tree's free-falling propeller seeds — technically known as samara fruit....
  • A new Howard Frankland is rising, with tolls, bike lanes and room for rail

    09/12/2021 4:46:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 15, 2021 | Anastasia Dawson
    Long before she was tall enough to sit behind a steering wheel, Paula Nelson-Blattner was experiencing the best and the worst of the Howard Frankland Bridge. “As a kid, I was always nervously asking my parents, ‘Did you check your gas?’” said Nelson-Blattner, 52, who got the creeps crossing the concrete span, perched as it is atop golf-tee shaped pillars as far as 58 feet above the waters of Old Tampa Bay. “Of course, once you’re close enough to read the warnings, not a gas station is in sight and it’s far too late to turn back.” The “check your...
  • Watch now: Chicago’s population grew slightly over the last decade, according to 2020 census

    08/16/2021 2:19:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    pantagraph ^ | 08/13/2021 | Bill Ruthhart Chicago Tribune
    Chicago grew by about 50,000 residents over the last decade, according to 2020 U.S. Census data released Thursday. The decennial population count put Chicago’s total at 2,746,388 residents — a 1.9% increase over the 2010 total. The Chicago number was revealed during a Washington news conference. More detailed county and regional data is expected later Thursday. Chicago’s gain in population is a stark contrast to the previous decade, when the the city lost 200,000 residents — a 6.9% decrease. The drop from 2000 to 2010 was fueled largely by a 17% decrease in the number of Black residents, many of...
  • New York, Illinois counties experiencing sharpest population declines

    07/12/2021 9:20:40 AM PDT · by Freeport · 38 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 2021-07-12 | HireAHelper
    For the first time ever, California posted a population decline in 2020, and the United States as a whole didn’t fare much better. Its growth has decelerated to 0.35% year-over-year, the slowest growth rate since the Great Depression.Population experts blame the slowing growth rate on three big trends: families across the country are aging and having fewer kids, legal immigration has declined, and economic hardships extending all the way back to the dot-com crash have shifted priorities away from marriage and families. While some contributing factors are down across the board, other social and economic factors have disproportionately impacted specific...
  • Is Forced Procreation Coming to China?

    06/18/2021 8:14:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 06/10/2021 | Gordon Chang
    China officially further relaxed its family planning policy, allowing couples to give birth to three children," the Communist Party's Global Times announced on May 31. "The move aims to improve China's population structure and actively respond to the country's aging problem." No, the move won't do that. A three-child policy will be even less successful than China's two-child policy, which itself was a complete flop. So watch out: Beijing could—and probably will—take the next step and outright force couples to have children. Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic of China, believed there should be as many Chinese in...
  • Demographics: The Frightening Facts Behind the Chinese Communist Regime’s ‘Three-Child Policy’

    06/08/2021 8:56:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/08/2021 | Chen Simin
    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conducted its Seventh National Population Census (hereinafter referred to as the Census) using 00:00 hours of Nov. 1, 2020, as the reference time. Although an official government report of the census reveals an increase in China’s population, the CCP hastily launched the “three-child policy” because its economic growth, which is “stable with a growing momentum,” as claimed by the state-owned People’s Daily in May, is actually no match for the current fertility crisis in China. An unnamed senior official from the CCP Health and Family Planning Commission revealed three sets of data during an interview...
  • Golden Exodus: California Shrank By 165,000 Taxpayers, $8.8 Billion In Gross Income

    06/03/2021 10:14:46 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Just The News ^ | 6-4-2021 | Cole Lauterbach
    New IRS data shows California residents of all ages and incomes fled for more tax-friendly climatesCalifornia residents of all ages and incomes are leaving for more tax friendly climates, and they’re taking billions of dollars in annual income with them. The Internal Revenue Service recently released its latest taxpayer migration figures from tax years 2018 and 2019. They reflect migratory taxpayers who had filed in a different state or county between 2017 and 2018, of which 8 million did in that timespan. California, the nation’s most-populous state, lost more tax filers and dependents on net than any other state. Minus...
  • China's Latest Population Move, Permitting a Couple to Have 3 Children, Should Raise Alarm Bells

    06/02/2021 7:50:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/02/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    After 35 years, the Chinese Communist Party loosened the notorious one-child policy in 2015. On Monday, China weakened the notorious and barbaric one-child policy even further, but Western social scientist Steven Mosher (who studied the policy in China when it began in 1980) warned that President Xi Jinping is likely to launch a similarly barbaric policy in the opposite direction.“To actively respond to the aging of the population … a couple is permitted to have three children,” China’s state media outlet Xinhua reported on Monday. Xi and the Communist Party’s politburo made the decision recently.While the one-child policy, which dates...
  • Morning Joe: To Counter Population Decline, Open Immigration 'Floodgates!'

    05/24/2021 1:56:08 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Promoting mass immigration is the standard for journalists across the liberal media. No wonder, then, that the New York Times has published a major front-page story about the problem of falling birth rates, suggesting that salvation lies in -- you guessed it -- promoting immigration! Damien Cave, lead author of that Times article, was a guest on today's Morning Joe. His conclusion was that the countries that will do the best in the future are those that are "friendlier" to immigration.Financial Times editor and Morning Joe regular Ed Luce took things a step further, suggesting that the solution is to...
  • Births in US fall to lowest total since 1979 amid fear of 'demographic earthquake'

    05/10/2021 7:29:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2021 | Brandon Showalter
    The birth rate and fertility rate in the United States fell to a new historic lows in 2020 although some believed the pandemic would lead to a baby boom, according to a provisional report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The drop is related to the pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic but larger social factors are also contributing to the precipitous decline in births, some say. The CDC announced last week in a May Vital Statistics Rapid Release that the provisional number of births in the U.S. in 2020 was over 3.6...
  • California Fleeing: Democrats delude themselves about why their state is losing people

    05/10/2021 7:01:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/10/2021 | Monica Showalter
    The 2020 Census results are a complete embarrassment to California's ruling Democrats.Despite opening the floodgates to millions of illegal aliens, making the state the home to one out of four foreigners who break into the country without authorization, the state has made substandard gains in population over the last decade. The population that the state did gain over the last decade was well below the 7.4% national average, according to the New York Times, and really bad compared to places like number-one Texas. As a result, the state is losing a congressional seat, for the first time in its 170-year...
  • California Reports Population Decline of 182,000, First in State’s History

    05/10/2021 5:53:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2021 | Katherine Rodriguez
    California’s population declined by more than 182,000 people last year, marking the first time in the state’s history that it has experienced a year-over-year loss. State officials said Friday that California’s population slid 0.46 percent to slightly under 39.5 million people between January 2020 and January 2021, the Associated Press reported.
  • U.S. birth rate in 2020 saw largest decline in almost 50 years, CDC says

    05/05/2021 11:56:40 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 38 replies ^ | MAY 5, 2021 | ByDon Johnson
    Birth and fertility rates in the United States declined again last year, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed Wednesday -- with births down 4% to the lowest level in more than 40 years. The total and general fertility rates in 2020 also declined 4% from 2019 to record lows. The report said at the current level -- known as "below replacement" -- there are more people dying every day than are being born. The decline from 2019 to 2020 is the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years. The U.S. birth rate last year was down...
  • Census shows Mississippi’s population shrunk as more whites left state in last decade

    05/02/2021 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 71 replies
    Magnolia State Live ^ | 04/26/2021 | AP
    Mississippi became more diverse during the past decade, but it is also one of only three states that lost population, according to 2020 Census numbers released Monday. The population loss was not large enough to cost Mississippi a congressional seat this time. The state dropped from five U.S. House seats to four after the 2000 Census because other states grew faster. It will remain at four seats after the 2020 Census. (snip) The Census numbers show that, from 2010 to 2019, Mississippi gained nearly 20,000 Black residents, about 16,700 Hispanic residents and about 4,500 Asian residents. The number of people...
  • China Seeks to Douse Speculation of Shrinking Population

    04/29/2021 2:19:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 29 Apr 2021
    China's population grew last year, the statistics bureau said on Thursday (Apr 29), in an apparent bid to quash reports that it had fallen, but stopped short of saying from which year numbers had grown. On Tuesday, the Financial Times newspaper said that China was set to report that its population fell below 1.4 billion last year from 2019, in the first decrease in five decades, citing people familiar with the matter. Advertisement The National Bureau of Statistics has delayed publishing the results of last year's once-in-a-decade census, with no explanation apart from saying that more preparatory work was needed....
  • The Chinese Communist Party Signals to Fully Lift Restrictions on Birth Control as Population Crisis Looms

    04/23/2021 9:01:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/23/2021 | Winnie Han
    China’s population is aging and the number of births has plummeted. The Central Bank of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has published a paper calling for full liberalization and encouragement of childbearing. Some experts say that for economic reasons and overall war preparedness, Chinese Leader Xi Jinping may fully lift the birth restrictions. On April 14, the CCP Central Bank published a working paper titled “Understanding and Countermeasures on Population Transition” on its official WeChat account. The paper pointed out that compared with developed countries, China is facing a more rapidly growing aging population and a more serious declining birth...