In my Stage One essay, I take a criticial viewpoint on the current population control program in China, the one-child policy. For this project, I had to do a lot of research not only on China’s reactions to the policy but on the greater history of population control in general. I used some books from the library, but I also really learned how to take advantage of the UR library’s online sources, especially articles. I used my research to argue that population control in China is having a negative effect on the Chinese people, both on a social and on a personal level. The one-child policy directly interferes with people’s lives and their abilities to make many personal choices.