Monday, August 6, 2007


China tells family planners: watch your language

‘China has banned the use of slogans like “Raise fewer babies but more piggies” to promote family planning, worried crude language may hamper its message in the world’s most populous country, state media said on Sunday.

The slogans are painted on walls and houses across China, but many are too coarse or even mis-written, the official Xinhua news agency cited a notice from the National Population and Family Planning Commission as saying.

Others judged offensive include “Houses toppled, cows confiscated, if abortion demand rejected” and “One more baby means one more tomb”, it said.’

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