The difference between China and much of the rest of the world is that Communist leaders were not content to let demographic changes occur naturally. Instead, the party embarked upon a brutal population-control policy that — by forcibly sterilising and aborting hundreds of millions of women — greatly accelerated China’s demographic collapse.
Adults who ‘chose’ to reject a parent after separation, struggle today with the impact of that and are in need of therapeutic help to correct psychological distortions and restore balanced vision.
On 23 October 2019, the government formally announced that it had no idea how many women in prison were mothers, let alone mothers of dependant children. Unsurprisingly, it has no idea about fathers, either.