China’S One Child Policy100 Slideshow2003Presentation Transcript
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Bo Chen & Blessing Nworji COMM 1010 Section 008 bit.ly/commchina 0
We begin by introducing the “One Child Policy” and giving the audience a broad overview
China’s “One Child Policy” directly affects many of the larger intercultural, social-economic, macro-economic, and hot-button geopolitical issues that we face in our global society today. We will show how population is interrelated  on many levels and also demonstrate why China’s implementation of this policy has far-fetching consequences  that reach beyond its sovereign borders
1 一 Objectives of Intercultural Report
2 二 China’s Family Planning Policy (known in the West as the “ one child policy ”) currently limits the number of children that urban married couples can have to one - however many notable exceptions  are put into place to allow for special cases or circumstances. Rural couples, ethnic minorities, and parents without any siblings themselves are exempt from the policy restrictions; and China has also eliminated the one child policy for parent’s affected by the unexpected death of a child  . In addition, the policy does not apply to many of the Special Administrative Regions of China, such as Macau, Hong Kong, and the disputed region of Taiwan  . In total, about 40% of the Chinese population is currently subject to the One Child Policy. The goal of this policy is to foster a ‘prosperous, powerful nation and a happy family’.  It was ushered into place by the Central Chinese Government in 1979 to help relieve many broad base macro social-economic problems and environmental issues that were exacerbated by an overextended population  Although this policy places a limit on the number of children many Chinese couples can produce, today it is generally accepted by many experts and independent researchers alike that the policy has shown extreme effectiveness in curtailing the population growth of China and reducing many of the nation’s burdens  caused by an overpopulated populous. The positive spillover effects have resulted in a world with a lower and less disproportionate Chinese population and relatively less people competing globally for the same scarce and limited resources.  China’s Family Planning Policy
One Child Policy Mosaic Ω
3 三 This annual figure includes : Petroleum, Natural Gas, Coal, Electricity, Renewables, etc -  At a Glance… A Bigger Picture Top 3 Total Population Ranking Top 3 Oil Consuming Nations Top 3 TOTAL Energy Consumption Top 3 Notable Import/Exports
4 四 Fossil Fuels account for 80% of all our energy use! - 
FYI – Did you Know?
ONE gram of GASOLINE vs ONE gram of TNT (the high-explosive):
4,184 J -- energy released by explosion of one gram of TNT .
50,000 J -- energy released by combustion of one gram of gasoline.
Joules of Energy -  EROEI, Peak Oil, and Energy per Capita
6 六 Why we are literally EATING fossil fuels : Ever since the early 1950’s there has not been a correspondence between Energy Inflow and Energy Outflow in Modern agriculture. Due to soil segregation and many other factors we have reached a point of diminishing returns. The agricultural green revolution refers to the extensive use of fertilizers, pesticides, and technological farm equipment (all based on petroleum products or it’s many derivates) to allow global food production to keep pace with worldwide population growth .  Thus like China's population control mechanism, this Green Revolution also has had significant social, ecological, and macroeconomic impacts. Quite literally, we are eating fossil fuels, and when petroleum runs out we will face worldwide food shortages – Even if we don’t convert any arable acre of land to growing government subsidized corn/ethanol to power our SUVs  That OTHER “ Gr een Revolu tion ”
7 七 Petrodollar hegemony  -recycled OPEC wealth subsidizing the debt-happy policies of the United States . Essentially American military protects and stabilize the OPEC regions in exchange for all petroleum being sold and exported exclusively in US dollars, hence pegging the fiat currency dollar to oil and forcing the rest of the world’s industrialized nations to use US Dollars as global reserves, giving the US a free ride to print money to raise their citizen’s standards of living at the expense of inflating and diluting the savings of the rest of the world Connect the Dots – What they don’t tell you in Government and History Class
8 八 -  PRC vs USA : a quantitative comparison and contrast
9 九 Reference to the United States -  A Closer Look… Chinese population by city
Chinese Population Growth Patterns 10 十 -  -  Population Growth Rate in terms of % China’s Total Population in billions
11 十一 One Child Policy - Pros And Cons
China’s “One Child Policy” is aligned with the nation’s objective of a peaceful rise to power and beneficial towards the direction of one harmonious world .
As the world runs out of energy and resources, major superpowers such as China, Russia, Opec, the European Union, and the United States will compete ever so fiercely for a stake at the remaining sizeable deposits of petroleum and other nonrenewable resources around the world .  Reducing world population and global living standard expectations are two vital challenges that must be meet . We must learn to live within our means, and to do more with less.
In everything we do there are always opportunity costs and tradeoffs. As with money, there is a time-value of “freedom”. Our choice to pursue prosperity and growth right now at the expense of sustainability and our environment will produce orders of magnitude more pain, suffering, and personal sacrifices required from future generations. China’s One Child Policy
should be considered by the Obama administration to be implemented in the United
States - even though American’s make up only 5% of world population, we consume
more than 50% of the world’s resources, thus per capita we are more overpopulated