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Chen Guangcheng (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

China’s one-child catastrophe

There are now 40 million more Chinese men than women, but a two-child policy will not end the human rights abuses caused by the original policy

Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. China does not let the Pope choose his bishops (Photo: PA)

China scraps one-child family policy

The ruling Communist Party has called time on the controversial policy amid concerns over its ageing population

Newborn babies at a hospital in Shandong province, eastern China (Photo: PA)

The internet is making it impossible for Chinese authorities to keep their shameful policy away from international scrutiny

In 1968 Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical Humanae Vitae (PA Archive/Press Association Images)

That was in 1967, the year before Humanae Vitae. I wonder what Barbara Ward would think now

Egyptian Christian Romani Girgis sells Coptic religious goods in his shop in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/03/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens at the Munk debate last month (Photo courtesy of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation)

That’s the point Tony Blair should have made in his debate with Christopher Hitchens