From The Times of India:
China is bracing for a ‘mini’ baby boom in 2007 as many young Chinese couples want to have an offspring during the auspicious ‘Year of the Golden Pig’, which comes only once in 60 years.
More members of the generation born under the mandatory ‘one-child’ per couple family policy have reached the age of marriage and child-bearing. A mixture of tradition and superstition means that 2007 will witness a mini baby boom in the world’s most populous nation, officials say. [Full Text]