China: Family Planning Official Stabs Man to Death

Linyi City, Shandong Province, China.   On the night of March 21, 2011, near the home of blind activist Chen Guangcheng, a Family Planning Official stabbed a young man to death while he was trying to protect his father from a beating.  Family Planning Officials entered the home of Mr. Xu Shuaishuai looking for his sister to seize her for a forced sterilization.  When they could not find Mr. Xu’s sister, they beat and injured his father.  When Mr. Xu tried to defend his father, one of the Family Planning Officials stabbed Mr. Xu in the heart twice with a long knife.  Mr. Xu died on the way to the hospital.

Local government authorities have not apologized to the family of Mr. Xu, nor have they arrested the murderer.  The local news agencies have declined to report on the murder.  A full translation of the Boxun report is below.

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers extends its condolences to the family of Mr. Xu.  We also forcefully condemn this atrocious crime.  We demand that the Chinese Communist Party bring the family planning murderer and his accomplices at the Family Planning Office to swift justice.

The murder of Mr. Xu underscores the brutality of the coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy.  The first level of coercion is directed against the women themselves.  In this case the Family Planning Officials came to Mr. Xu’s home to seize his sister for a forced sterilization.  The violence, however, extends to family members, including siblings, parents and even elderly grandparents.

The fact that no action is being taken against the family planning murderer demonstrates one of two things:  either the Chinese Communist Party sanctions murder to enforce its One Child Policy, or the CCP has lost control of its Family Planning Officials and is unable to bring the murderer to justice.

This family planning murder is a shocking and extreme example of the way in which the CCP uses the seemingly innocuous “One Child Policy” to terrorize the people of China, but every day coercive family planning presses fear into the hearts of the Chinese people.  Women who become pregnant without a birth permit — illegally pregnant – are terrified of discovery and forced abortion.  Fathers feel helpless to protect their wives and children.  Paid informants – friends, neighbors, co-workers — tear down trust in Chinese society.  Family members can be detained and tortured.

The One Child Policy, moreover, is causing a demographic disaster for the nation of China and it makes no sense to continue it.  Because of the traditional preference for boys, girls are disproportionately aborted.  This “gendercide” has given rise to a critical gender imbalance:  there are now an estimated 37 million more men than women in China.  Thirty seven million men who will never marry is an irresistible, driving force behind sexual slavery, not only in China but in the surrounding countries as well.  And in the year 2030, China’s retirees will overtake the ability of the diminished youthful population to support it.  China has no social security and no effective plan to deal with this “senior tsunami.”  Because of the lack of young workers, China is no longer a source of inexpensive labor and is losing foreign investment to other nations.  See, e.g., “China’s Workforce Dries Up,”, March 30, 2011.

The CCP instituted the One Child Policy in 1980 to enhance China’s economic prosperity.  Ironically, this same Policy has become China’s economic death sentence.  Why, then, does the CCP insist on keeping this policy long after it has served its purpose?  Could it be that the purpose of the One Child Policy is no longer to control the size of the population, but rather to keep a tight fist on social and political control?   Could it be that the One Child Policy not only results in terrorizing the population, but in fact instilling terror has become its very purpose?

How does this affect us?  We (the people of the United States, England, and other nations) are helping finance the infrastructure used in coercive family planning in China.  The international community funds UNFPA, United Nations Family Planning Fund, as well as IPPF, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Marie Stopes International.  These organizations are operative “abortion providers” in China.  In 2008, then Secretary of State Colin Powell found that UNFPA was complicit in coercive family planning in China.  And the IPPF website openly declares, “The China Family Planning Association (CFPA) plays a very important role in China’s family planning programme.  It supports the present family planning policy of the government, which is appropriate for the present national situation . . .”  Meanwhile, the website for Marie Stopes International, lists as “major partners” the Family Planning Commissions of several provinces in China.

Why are we financing the infrastructure of coercive family planning and forced abortion in China with taxpayer money?

To sign a petition against forced abortion and sexual slavery in China, click here.

Translation of the report published on Boxun:

Linyi County, Shangdong Province, China.  About 7:00 p.m. on the evening of March 21, 2011, Family Planning Officials from Jiuqu Town, Hedong District, Linyi County, Shangdong province, together with the women’s director of Suyubu village of Jiuqu town –a total of more than 10 people — came to the home of Mr. Xu Shuaishuai (the victim) in Xiao Xujia Zhanzi Village in Taiping Town of Hedong District.  They arrived to coerce the sister of Xu Shuaishuai to be forcibly sterilized.

When the Family Planning Officials could not find the sister of Xu Shuaishuai, they initiated an argument with the father of Xu Shuaishuai and they began to beat him.  When Mr. Xu Shuaishuai saw his father being beaten and injured, he came out and tried to stop the beating.  Suddenly, one of the Family Planning Officials stabbed Mr. Xu Shuaishuai twice in the heart with a long knife.  Mr. Xu Shuanishuai immediately fell unto the ground, bleeding.  He died on the way to the hospital.

News of this incident immediately spread:  the local Family Planning Officials illegally went to the home of a local famer and viciously murdered an innocent young man who tried to protect his father in his own home.  The local farmers protested and strongly condemned this action. When the family members of the victim approached the local government and Public Security Bureau asking for justice, they were rejected and given various excuses.  No one from the Family Planning Department apologized to the family of the victim. The murderer is still enjoying his freedom as though nothing had happened.

The family of the victim also stated that they did come to ask for help from the local news media, but the local media always listen to the local government.  The local news paper, Yimeng Evening, told the family that they dared not report the incident.  The local TV Program, called “Today’s Law,” stated that they need to report to the leaders, and that they are waiting for  direction from above.

With the unexpected, heavy blow of losing her son, the mother of the victim is now suffering a mental disorder, sometimes crying and sometimes laughing.  Meanwhile, the honest and faithful father lost all human feeling while facing the ruthless conduct of the local government.  At times he wishes he had died together with his murdered son.

Originally reported by Xu Jin on the Weiquan web site, as told by Lu Feng of Linyi.

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