How do you say “hum do hamare do” in Chinese? First you have to acknowledge the pain suffered by millions of families caused by social engineering. But ideology (and face) must be preserved at all costs, which makes an “apology tour” unlikely. Nevertheless this is promising news:
The official Xinhua News Agency said the “China Development Research Foundation” recommends a two-child policy in some provinces from this year and a nationwide two-child policy by 2015.
It is past time to recognize “one-child” policy as a barbaric one, regardless of how much economic benefits it may have produced (how about the millions of Chinese men who will remain unmarried and the women who feel unloved). Even baby steps to bring back babies will be a step forward.