“Eugenics Cause Happiness,” a poster from 1987. COLLECTION OF STEFAN LANDSBERGER.
As China’s political and economic systems have evolved, so has its approach to population control. Although the one-child-per-family policy remains firmly in place, it has changed as China has changed.
China’s current population control program has been both praised and criticized. It has been praised because it advocates—and, to a large degree, has achieved—adherence to a limit of one child….