Solidifying the proposal from last October, China's rubber-stamp legislature has approved of a new two-child policy in place of the infamous one-child policy, which will go into effect on January 1, 2016.
Despite the change, the new two-child policy does very little to alleviate the blatant human rights violations brewing within their population control laws.
According to Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, "Under no circumstances does the move to a two-child policy ‘effectively dismantle the infamous one child policy."
"Characterizing this latest modification as ‘dismantling’ the One-Child Policy is wholly inaccurate,” continued Littlejohn. "A two-child policy will not end any of the human rights abuses caused by the One Child Policy, including forced abortion, involuntary sterilization or the sex-selective abortion of baby girls."
Similarly, blind activist Chen Guangcheng tweeted, "This is nothing to be happy about. First the #CCP would kill any baby after one. Now they will kill any baby after two. #ChinaOneChildPolicy."
Enacted in 1980, China's one-child policy has taken a massive toll on the Communist countries demographics, killing close to about 336 million babies in forced abortions – roughly five times the amount in the United States – and another 400 million prevented births.
According to the United Nations, roughly one quarter of China's population will be over the age of 60 by 2050. The Chinese workforce is also expected to lose over 67 million people over the course of the next 15 years.
Due to the policies' favorable outlook on having boys, the prevalence of sex-selected abortions means that an estimated 20-40 million men will be unable to find brides, which has fueled a growing sex traffic industry.