8/31/11: Biden Has No Excuse for China Comments

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Recent news reports about Vice President Joe Biden not “second-guessing” China’s one-child policy were a surprise to Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, who had numerous discussions with then-Senator Biden on the topic when both men were working on establishing Free Radio Asia in the early 1990s.

Mosher told that he briefed Biden at length about how the policy led to forced abortions and sterilizations. Mosher said “When [Biden] says he totally understands the one-child policy, I take him at his word,” “He does” understand the gravity of China’s policy. “I told him so.”

Mosher said Biden’s comments can damage U.S. influence on human rights issues. He says it puts the US in the position of abandoning it principles.