08 Mar '11, 3am

A US lawmaker urged the UN to condemn China's one-child policy, calling it the worst gender-based violence in history

A US lawmaker urged the UN to condemn China's one-child policy, calling it the worst gender-based violence in history

A Chinese child wears a traditional costume as he walks with his parents. A US lawmaker has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to condemn China's one-child policy. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - UN SECRETARY General Ban Ki Moon must step up public condemnation of China's 'one-child' policy and investigate the alleged use of forced abortions to carry it out, a key US lawmaker said on Monday. 'To fail to speak out against what is by far the worst gender-based violence in history would make a mockery of the UN's claim to promote women,' Republican Representative Chris Smith said in an appeal to Mr Ban. Mr Smith also urged Mr Ban to direct special UN envoys for violence against women, torture, and trafficking in persons to travel to China to investigate the way the policy is applied and its effects on women and girls. China, under a 1980 policy designed to control its populatio...

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