25 Dec '11, 10pm

In China, a daring few challenge one-child limit - TODAYonline

ZHUJI (China) - Seven months pregnant, Ms Wu Weiping snuck out of her house early in the morning carrying a shoulder bag with some clothes, her laptop and a knife. "It's good for me I wasn't caught but it's lucky for them too," said Ms Wu, 35, who feared that family planning officials were going to drag her to the hospital for a forced abortion. "I was going to fight to the death if they found me." With her escape, Ms Wu joined an increasingly defiant community of parents in China who have risked their jobs, savings and safety to have a forbidden second child. Though their numbers are small, they represent changing ideas about individual rights. While violators in the past tended to be rural families who skirted the birth limits in relative obscurity, many today are urbanites like Ms Wu who feel that the government has no right to dictate how many children they have. A few...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111226-0000040/In-Chi...

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