Family Planning Activities among the Tujia and the Miao Minorities of Guizhou (story in Chinese)

September 20, 2004

This article describes family planning activities in Tujia and Miao Nationality Autonomous Regions in Guizhou Province. The reporter describes family planning personnel visiting households that have produced out-of-plan births, collecting fines, and "educating the masses" by publicizing the Family Planning Law. A photograph of minority villagers and family planning personnel organizing a "joint court" in a stockade outside the village accompanies the article.

The article illustrates that birth control policies are in fact being implemented in minority areas, as specified under Article 18 of the 2001 Population and Family Planning Law.