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Jamaica certainly not China

Monday, February 17, 2014    

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Dear Editor,

China's Tiajin Municipality is now easing its one-child policy and Senator Ruel Reid is now pushing for a two-child policy in Jamaica.

Tiajin is the fourth city in China to ease this policy as a result of escalation of financial burden on an senescent Chinese population.

To date, in terms of economic strength and stability, China has outdone Jamaica by the whole nine yards. How rational is it to emulate the Chinese policy that four cities are now scurrying to veto?

It is evident that Jamaican parents are having too many children, some they cannot feed or school. However, China is not Jamaica, our people would not support an idea that controls their sex life during marriage. This would lead to an epoch of obfuscation in our history.

Leading figures who once said the Chinese one-child policy was inevitable are now saying that it is hogwash.

Senator Reid may see China as a paradigm for his newest proposal, but think again, Senator. Jamaica would not want to get itself into the mess that cities in China are now sidestepping. Jamaica is certainly not China.

Gavin Dixon

Mandeville, Manchester






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