How officials 'stole' children from parents
Updated: 2015-02-02 15:52
By Wu Yan(chinadaily.com.cn)
People.com.cn criticized the act as tyrannical, which damages the image of the government.
It is a deviation of policy that an official uses his rationing power to abduct an outnumbered baby, people.com.cn reported.
When it comes to the reasons behind officials' zeal for such brutal act, political performance and social maintenance fee levy play an important role, the report said.
Many regions reportedly have implemented "one-vote negation system" in family planning work for quite some time in the past. The main officials, responsible officials and persons in charge in a region shall not be awarded or promoted if a resident in the jurisdiction violates the family planning law.
Under such pressure, some officials resort to extreme methods, including robbing babies, to meet evaluation standards, people.com.cn reported.
Besides, some officials regard social maintenance fee as a way of generating government fiscal revenue.