(Open Letter to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key)
I was glad to hear that you discussed human
rights with the Chinese leadership, on your last visit to China. When
I was teaching Chinese, the amount of subservience shown by White New Zealanders
towards Chinese people was simply amazing-- so I hope you are showing appropriate
respect for what you can learn from China, as far as human rights are concerned.
In China, as the article Law
Clarifies Men's Right to Have Children explains, men actually
have some human rights, whereas your government has absolutely no concept
of men having rights. In China, unlike New Zealand, "all
citizens, men and women, have the right to have a child and they have equal
responsibility in performing family planning." The law which
created this human right for men was the result of an unsuccessful court case,
in which "a man in northwest China's Shaanxi Province sued his wife
for having an induced abortion without his consent. He also sued the hospital
which conducted the surgery on his wife."