Featured News

ChinaAid News

Related News

In the News

Walking with the persecuted faithful

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

-- Matthew 25:40, NIV

Make a Difference

These are ways for you to get involved to help the persecuted in China. Click any of the links below to start helping the Chinese Church today.

Write Letters

Write to imprisoned prisoners of conscience to provide encouragement and send a signal to prison officials that there are people all over the world who care for these brave imprisoned.

Act Now

Sign Petitions

Raise your voice with other supporters and sign petitions to tell top-ranking Chinese authorities that these cases will not be forgotten.

Act Now


One of the most powerful ways that you can support the persecuted church is through a monetary donation. You can give to a specific program with a one-time gift or set up a monthly donation.

Act Now

Be Encouraged

Testimonies and words of encouragement from ChinaAid supporters:

Get Connected

Find out how you can stay in touch with ChinaAid:

ChinaAid on Social Media

Subscribe to Daily News Update

Subscribe to Monthly E-Newsletter:

Premier: China's decision to allow couples to have two children welcomed by exiled Christian

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

By Sam Hailes

Fri 30 Oct 2015

■ The decision by China's ruling Communist Party to allow all couples to have two children, has been welcomed by exiled Christian Bob Fu.

China's policy had limited many urban couples to only one child for more than three decades.

Christian Bob Fu, who was forced to flee China when his wife Heidi fell pregnant without a pregnancy permission card, said the announcement was a "welcoming first positive step in the right direction for women's rights for birth freedom".

The couple fled China in 1996 in order to avoid a forced termination and now reside in America where Bob is President of China Aid.

In a statement, Bob Fu said China's "coercive family planning system...violently regulates" the number of children a parents can be permitted to have, adding "the genocide of girls will not be stopped any time soon."

Historically, the country's restrictions led to an imbalanced sex ratio because of a traditional preference for boys.

According to Xinhua News Agency, The Communist Party says the decision to allow all couples to have two children was "to improve the balanced development of population" and to deal with an ageing population.

Previous easing of the one-child policy has led to fewer births than expected, and many people among China's younger generations seem to prefer smaller family sizes.

China, which has the world's largest population at 1.4 billion people, introduced the one-child policy in 1979 as a temporary measure to curb a then-surging population and limit the demands for water and other resources.

Chinese families with a strong preference for boys have sometimes resorted to aborting female foetuses, a practice which has upset the ratio of male to female babies.

The imbalance makes it difficult for some men to find wives, and is believed to fuel the trafficking of women as brides.

The decision announced on Thursday removes all remaining restrictions limiting couples to only one child.

China Aid Contacts
Rachel Ritchie, English Media Director
Cell: (432) 553-1080 | Office: 1+ (888) 889-7757 | Other: (432) 689-6985
Email: r.ritchie@chinaaid.org
Website: www.chinaaid.org