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Special Segment (China, PR and Population) #527251

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1983
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(Studio) China's current population noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Peking, China, Puerto Rico) Econ. implications of China (Puerto Rico) population examined; films shown. Measures employed by government to encourage birth control outlined, discussed; traditional and cultural approach to dealing with male versus female as 1st born child explained. Case of Han Jinhua's family cited as example of new approach. [Family planning minister QIAN Xinzhong - (thru translator) explains soc. and economy role of commune for elderly.] Details of factory's birth control program outlined; legal consequences for exceeding number allowed children mentioned. Dichotomy between state's new economy policies and its birth control campaign discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Palmer, John

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