Has China’s One Child Policy worked and have the consequences been?

Views are split as to whether or not this wel-known population reduction scheme has had the intended effect:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7000931.stm

China has scaled back its one child policy in recent years:

http://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=2929

One of the effects is that there are more men than women in China and some men have trouble finding a wife, as this video shows:

http://www.archive.org/details/linktv_looking20070326 

A slightly disturbing view of the  negative impacts of the policy (for sixth form):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0u7_afmT-8

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