China’s Population Drops by Nearly a Million

China is struggling to undo the damage of its former one-child policy. According to a recent report by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the country’s population dropped by 850,000 people in 2022. The last decline was due to the Great Famine of 1961. This one is primarily due to a significant drop in the birth rate, which is only expected to worsen. 

According to one official, citizens have lost a “willingness to have babies” and are delaying “marriage and pregnancy.” There’s even been a decline in pre-menopausal women. All of these are marks of a culture whose people were forced to prioritize fears of overpopulation and conformity to the state over the natural order and gift of family.  

Ideas, and the policies that flow from them, have consequences. Even if not immediately apparent, policies opposed to life will eventually have significant consequences over the course of time, not only for individuals but also for entire societies.

Copyright 2023 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from with permission.

Bill Filed to Prohibit China, North Korea, Russia, Iran From Purchasing Property in Arkansas

A new bill filed at the Arkansas Legislature would help prevent China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran from purchasing property in Arkansas.

H.B. 1255 by Rep. Wade Andrews (R – Camden) and Sen. Steve Crowell (R – Magnolia) prohibits governmental entities of China, Iran, North Korea, or Russia from purchasing real property in Arkansas.

The bill also applies to companies or entities that are headquartered in those countries, directly or indirectly controlled by the governments of those countries, or owned or controlled by citizens of those countries.

We have written in the past about concerns over the Chinese Communist Party acquiring farmland in the U.S.

According to the USDA, approximately 1.1 million acres of agricultural land in Arkansas is foreign held.

Most of that property belongs to entities from Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Arkansas Act 1046 of 2021 generally requires foreign landowners to file reports with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

H.B. 1255 would help prohibit China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia from owning land in Arkansas at all.

You Can Read The Bill Here.

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